This blog was born a year ago this week, just in time for training camp. I've made 333 posts in that time, just under one per day. In that time, I figured out how to work with photos, and bought a new laptop that has a photo card port, which made for much faster and easier photo posting. I’ve been able to post some other things that wouldn’t have found a home otherwise, like former players’ thoughts on some coaching candidates. Those posts are still popular today.
Fifteen percent of my traffic is from Canada. The next country down is Latvia because of Artie Kulda.
I write about whatever interests me, which is almost never what other media are doing. I hate piling on, and I’m always a fan of the underdog. That’s probably why I like writing about prospects in the first place.
Traffic is good -- for a blog about a niche topic within a niche sport and a team that isn't a big seller. I’m paid more by HF for editing other people’s work than writing about Thrashers prospects, which is a reflection of the audience size for prospects of any one team. I try to talk about more general prospect topics that appeal to a broader audience here too. Please comment on what you'd like to hear more about.
My goal this summer was to not let the number readers drop off, and I’m happy to say that August traffic exceeded May traffic, and July was through the roof, so that goal was thoroughly met. Coming up, I’ll be at Thrashers training camp a good bit, starting with the always interesting opening press conference, as we begin another year. I’m serious about it being interesting, by the way. It’s like the State of the Union address, but for NHL teams. I’ve got my questions typed up already.