Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Long Overdue Update

So it's been a while. A very long while, in fact. I'd love to give some legitimate excuse that would explain away my hit-and-miss attitude towards this blog for the last five or six months, but I really don't have a very good one. The last post I wrote was August 6. I guess that was sort of the last time I really cared deeply about the team. Or cared enough to invest the energy to write something.

Rather sad considering I profess myself to be a "die hard fan."

So why the motivation to start posting now, after three months of radio silence? It's rather selfish, really. I need it for my resume. Sad, but true (isn't honesty the best policy?). I can honestly say that I've wanted to post and even started writing posts in my mind multiple times for the last three months, but never followed through. Yeesh. That doesn't reflect well, does it? But now, I would like to use this blog as a part of my body of work to hopefully help push me toward a reporting job. Selfish motives aside, there are a few things that I've been mulling over that will result in some significant changes.

First, and most importantly, Go Cubs Go is moving to Wordpress. I have not created the new blog address yet, though I will post the link as soon as I have (probably tomorrow afternoon). Over the last 12 months, Blogspot has been driving me crazier and crazier (actually a large part of the reason that I hadn't posted anything for so long...) and since I'm going to try to pick this up again, I'm going to do it in a space that I like and prefer.

Second of all, I'm going to start small. I've been perfectly content to just sit back and let the pros do all the talking and absorb what they're saying rather than doing my own hoof work and processing what I think about the Cubs and then crafting those thoughts into an intelligent post. Baby steps, though. I'm committing to start at a minimum of one post a week, with an increase to two or three posts starting the week of the Cubs convention in January. We must walk before we run sometimes and I don't want to set an unrealistic goal for myself right before the holidays.

Third, I'm going to try to write with a more stream-lined journalistic style, rather than just the stream-of-consciousness that has dominated the last year and a half. Some things have changed in my personal life throughout the last month and those changes are making me take this whole writing career thing a lot more seriously. The writing will probably be a little clunky to begin with, and I apologize in advance for that. Please stick with me as I attempt to rediscover my creative voice.

I think that's everything. Like I said, I'll post the link to the new blog as soon as it's available. If there is anyone out there still reading this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't deserve your dedication, but I will try to earn it from this point on. 

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