You're a Leaf fan, and you don't have a blog?
Start one. Now. There's never been a better time.
The world of Leafs blog (a.k.a. the Barilkosphere) is expanding rapidly. There are about a dozen active blogs that have formed a loose alliance, centered around the mothership over at Pension Plan Puppets. According to Die Hard Blue and White, there were only three major Leaf blogs when he started just two years ago.
I'll have to take his word for it -- I've only been doing this for five months. I'd been toying with the idea for months before that, and finally decided to get off my behind and get started. I'm glad I did.
Since then, we've seen plenty of new faces show up. General Borschevsky has been at it for two months now, and has already produced some absolute classics. Then The Ballad of Wendel Clark showed up. And then Toronto Sports Media.
You should join them. Here's why:
- Blogging is easy. You don't need to be a techie. You don't even need to be smart. You can literally be up and running in minutes on a site like blogspot or wordpress. Most Leaf blogs are running on one of those sites (except PPP, which has to be hosted with special servers because it gets a billion hits per day).
- Now's the best time. Blogging is easy, but blogging well takes some times. It usually takes a good blog a few months to find its voice. If you start now, you'll be humming by the time the season starts in October. And you'll really be at the top of your game when the Leafs are eliminated from playoff contention in November.
- We're taking over. Other major sports teams have large and vocal blogging communities. For whatever reason, the Leafs never really established one. Well, we are now. Might as well get in on the ground floor... within months, we'll be storming Richard Peddie's office and making Damien Cox cry. Join us.
Have I talked you into it? Cool. Then get going. And don't forget to introduce yourself in the comments below or over at PPP so we know where to find you.