The Third Half Update

20 October 2009

This blog has been a long time coming from me.

First off, I deeply apologize to those who read this blog for not updating it as frequently as I should. I make no excuses, it's all on me.

I have to be frank when I say I'm not happy with myself. I'm not happy with the amount of content on this site, I'm not happy with the content on the podcast, and above all I'm not happy at myself for allowing such matters to get in such disarray.

I know some of the more frequent visitors to the site will think I'm being too hard on myself. I can reassure you that I'm not.

When I got into blogging just a few short years ago, two things I told myself was that I would be personal with my work and that I would strive to have the highest quality possible. I think the quality has only be okay, I do not think I've been personal with my writing. While the opinions have been mine, I don't think I've done a good job of expressing those opinions in a personal manner.

What I do know is I need to get back to my fundamentals. I feel guilty that I have let those who have followed my work from day one down. Everyone who reads this blog or listens to the podcast deserves the best I can give. Quite frankly I've let everyone down in that regard. I haven't given you my best and for that all I can say is sorry.

Expect that to change post haste. Sometimes looking at one's self in the mirror and realizing you have to do better is the only thing one can do to improve. I can accept that I haven't given my best. All I can do now is do exactly what I wanted to do from day one.

It's time to get back to being a personal guy with a no nonsense attitude on the leagues I follow and love. It's time to get back to the analysis on both the blog and podcast that was impassioned and purposed. Most importantly, it's time for me to go back to what I know. The same things that kept you around to begin with: here, on the podcast, an on twitter.

Again, I apologize for not doing so as frequently as it should have been done.


FCNewYork November 2, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

I'm not a long time reader, but I enjoy what you write and always seem to learn something.

More and high quality content will be great, but be sure to enjoy what you are doing.

Mando November 19, 2009 at 12:26 AM  

You were doing fine Johnathan. Better an infrequent blog with good material rather than a daily mish-mosh of pablum and regurgitated nonsense.

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