7.27.2007

The end of the line: Find me now at Seattle Sports Report

That's right: After more than a year and more than 300 posts, Hangin' With The Nuss will be no more.

You can now find my writing at Seattle Sports Report (http://seattlesportsreport.wordpress.com), so update your bookmarks accordingly.

Why did HWTN have to end? Well, there are a number of reasons.

First and foremost, this site began as an outlet for my own personal opinions and desire to write. I had no blogging experience at that time, and I didn't really have a heck of lot of expectations for readership. I figured I would post once or twice a week, and it was more just for me and a few of my friends.

The bottom line is that the site has outgrown that. I've been posting frequently, gained considerable blogging experience and knowledge, found my blogging "voice," and grown a consistent readership that is beyond my original expectations. It was time for the blog to take the next step, and that frankly wasn't going to happen as Hangin' With The Nuss.

What does the next step include? Taking the focus off me and putting it squarely on the teams, for one. Hence the new name of the blog, which is part of a new nation-wide network of city sports blogs called "Behind Enemy Lines." It also includes adding more writers to the fold, so more viewpoints can be heard and discussed.

Additionally, I had grown tired of trying to make the Blogger template work for me and my readers. It just didn't provide a heck of a lot of flexibility, and I've grown tired of the look of the site. Changing it would have been a heck of a lot of work I frankly don't have time for. Wordpress' blog interface allows greater flexibility for communicating information and a simpler, more attractive layout where the emphasis is on the content -- not on colors.

Thanks for taking the time to read me here, whether you've been here since the beginning or more recently, and I sincerely hope you'll join us over at Seattle Sports Report. I think it's going to be a fabulous step forward, and I'm excited to be a part of it.

Thanks,
Jeff

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you Jeff. In many ways, you are one of my hero's.

Jo~Jo

Matt Click said...

I'll miss Hangin' With the Nuss ... but you can bet I'll keep an eye out for you at Seattle Sports Report.

Anonymous said...

I must say, I am sorry to see HWTN go. For those of us far away, it was interesting to get those little glimpses into your world. Good luck with the new blog.

Nuss said...

Well, I can tell you that my writing won't change -- you'll still get that little glimpse into my world. It'll just be in the context of a larger, more diverse site.

Hope to see you there.