Hard to believe, but the Blog is two years old today. I never thought I'd take it this far or that it'd become this big, but hey, stranger things have happened. I mean since I've started this thing, angle fedding has become an endangered species, PTC has ceased operations as a full-time interfed and yes, NFW has finished its second season four years ahead of schedule.
Not to sound pompous or self-centered, but I feel like this blog has become bigger than I am. It has become this place where people come to find out about places they're not fully familiar with, a place for people to get news or opinions, and occasionaly for them to bitch at me when I say something they don't agree with :p Regardless, over these two years, with all the characters I've handled, the most important one has become the character of the Blogger, which isn't a character at all. I'm somewhat of a journalist, and really, the only one that eW has right now.
I'd like to let you in on a little secret; I never meant it to be this way. I really don't want to be your only source of eW news because, quite frankly, I don't have the time to be your only source of eW news. I always thought that I'd be the first in a wave of several eW bloggers, a veritable e-fed blogosphere. For awhile there, I thought that was going to be the case. You see the sidebar to the right of where this is. It's full of links to other blogs. The only problem is, some of those links are dead, and others haven't been updated for months, and if they have, it's been sporadic at best. That's a damn shame.
I'm not saying that people need to step up and be exactly what this blog is. I try to take a more worldly approach, a broad scope. If there were two or three more bloggers like me, that'd be fine, but everyone who aspires doesn't need to focus on anything more than a fed or two that they're familiar with. We need a more parochial approach to blogging, people who comment on just some of the old PTC feds, or a guy who covers NAPW and REBEL and so on and so forth.
People complain that the hobby is dying. I still see a ton of handlers lurking around the big sites, and that tells me that there's at least a passing interest. If the hobby is dying, it's only because people don't care anymore. If you start caring, you do things like handle in feds and promote them. Blogging is one of those ways to promote.