I really do, but sometimes you can burn out on it. That’s definitely what happened this weekend. For those that don’t follow hockey, I write over at Lighthouse hockey which is a SB Nation blog for the Islanders. The boss (Dom rocks and this isn’t his fault at all) went on vacation and I just had to write up the recaps for the games. Well Friday night the Islanders ended up in one of the most insane games of recent history. 300+ PIM, fights, misconducts, it was a throwback to 70s hockey. The Islanders not only won the game in a complete blowout, but pretty much beat the crap out of the Penguins. Also given that 90% of the fans not living in Pittsburgh hate the Penguins, you can imagine the excitement among Islander fans.
Now this is where my love of writing gets me into a bit of trouble. I’ve actually been blogging on and off for about a decade now. Whenever I do posts from the vault it’s actually from my old LiveJournal. Sometimes despite the fact that I now tend to get 50 hits a day, I still act like this place is getting 30 hits a month. Not that I would change at all anyway, but I don’t even think about it. It’s not just local either, I’m quite popular in Belgium, Paraguay, Bolivia, Norway and even Vietnam. It amazes me that someone from Vietnam spent 10 minutes reading my post on Victoria 2.
So I wrote the recap of the game and celebrated it for the most part. Well Pittsburgh fans didn’t take too kindly to it. First the Penguins fan site on SBN linked to it complaining about my title and their fans ripped my comments. Then this blog that I didn’t even know existed that follows the Pens called LHH “Buttholes” for the game recap. To put a cherry on top of everything, SBN has regional hubs. The regional hub for Pittsburgh decided to rip into my article too. To say the least that I was annoyed is putting it mildly.
Basically I just ignored them, and then the Penguins blog I had never heard of had a Podcast that again spent a good amount of time ripping the recap. So as you have seen since then, I posted a comment saying I’d love to chat. After getting cursed at by their crazy fans, I posted the screenshots of their comments. When I tweeted about it, one of the Pens fans saw it and told the owners that I was bashing their site. The funny thing is that I was hardly even bashing their site, I said almost nothing and let the screenshots talk for themselves. So he tweets that I created a new blog (Since it’s so hard to take a look at the calendar tool and see I’ve been around for almost 3 years) because SBN wouldn’t let me post my “attack” (I actually didn’t think it was newsworthy and didn’t want to give them anymore publicity) and I got twitted to death by a ton of asshole Pens fans.
So pretty much I spent a whole night tweeting back and forth with a bunch of idiots and not getting any useful sleep. Which especially mattered since I also needed to do the Recap on Sunday and the Prospect report for Monday morning and my followup post on Monday. So after all that I was pretty much burnt out. My apologies to people who might come by looking for real updates with all the insanity in the world recently.
But I wanted to just really thank everyone who comes by and reads. It’s so awesome that people I might not even know actually come here and read some stuff. Feel free to say hi, you can Like the Bards Blog facebook page, twitter at me or even email me. You can also comment, I usually answer everything unless I don’t have anything to say. And I promise I’ll be back to work full time tomorrow.