Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm back and better than ever

What's going on out there in the blogosphere? Seems like a long time since we last spoke. Actually 192 days to be exact. That was when I posted a semi-absurd post about North Korea being a threat to America on June 5. I hate dissing myself, but duh?

A lot has changed in my life since then, though. I went from being an overworked sports editor at a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia to an up-and-coming sports reporter at the Washington Post. On top of all that, I'm also the back-up writer covering the Washington Capitals these days, filling in when the Post's beat writer needs a day off. And I still write for the Express, the Post's free metro daily that people often read on their way to work. They've got me doing the Capitals, a little Georgetown basketball, and some other random college stuff (for instance I was all over that Army-Navy game this past weekend).

Perhaps the biggest development in my career, though, was my first big time feature in the Post. It chronicled the relationship between former Washington Capital Rod Langway and his 16-year-old daughter. It was a big time front page article in the Post sports section and got a lot of attention — both positive and negative — here in the D.C. area. Lots of people read it, some loved it, some hated it, but hopefully it's the jumpstart I needed at the Post.

So to all the naysayers out there, some would say I'm a real live journalist now. But the new gig has left me wanting to express myself more, my thoughts about things unrelated to high school sports -- because even though I've got all that other stuff going on, the preps scene is still my bread and butter. So I've returned to the blog. I've had daydreams of this blog turning into a must read, and the only way to do that is go head first, 100 percent, and update content on a daily basis, not every three day basis. So that's what I'm shooting for.

Hope you enjoy Sports and Life Ramblings, the Relaunch.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Great article in the Post, pretty intense. They were incredibly candid with you about the whole thing.

Glad to see the blog back, though if you want it to really take off you should think about segmenting the content by topic and adding some different types of material.

FF check is in the mail. I predict Dan to win it all.