What does someone really say in a first blog post?
First, let’s lay something out there: no one is going to read this post. I think a lot of bloggers have grandiose ideas about instant success and a readership in the thousands immediately. I have no such illusions, and for that reason, I recognize that the only people who will actually read this post are readers who have already become readers some many months down the road, digging through the archives and wondering what that one, solitary post from 2008 was all about (hello!).
I have this grounded sense because this is actually my second blog. I write a Chicago Cubs/other sports parody blog called The Cubs Brickyard , and although it is excellent and fairly successful (I’m nothing if not modest), it has taught me that when it comes to the world of blogging, sucess is measured in years, not weeks or months. So with that in mind, I don’t expect to have much of a readership for many months – much less for my very first post.
But I’ve got to say something, right?
I guess I’ll wilt and do the standard introduction post. In case you haven’t figured it out, Bleacher Nation is about the Chicago Cubs. They play the baseball. I like to watch them play the baseball.
But even more, I like to TALK about the Cubs. So that’s what I plan on doing in my little space here. I don’t expect it to be earth-shattering stuff, but I do expect to provide the most recent Cubs news and rumors. Maybe the e-world doesn’t need another Cubs blog to do that – believe me, there are a lot of really great Cubs blogs out there – but I’d like to think I can offer a moderately interesting voice on the subject. And if nothing else, you can benefit from my unhealthy obsession with all things Cubs: everything even remotely related to the Cubs should be reported right here.
I don’t know exactly what this place is going to become. I have visions, ideas. But I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep. So I’ll keep it simple, and only promise that this will be the greatest single web site in the history of the universe times infinity.
So there it is. The Cubs are neat. Glad to have you (you, who are reading this post some two years after I wrote it).