I don’t normally do posts like this, where I tell you what blog posts to expect in the future. I normally just write them, post them, and go to sleep. But I feel this post is necessary.
As you might know, I love sports. That being said, I don’t write about them enough on this blog. That bothers me. So I want to challenge myself.
The National Hockey League season starts on October 4th. I may be crazy for wanting to do this, but I want to write a season preview for all 31 NHL teams.
I know, time is not in my favour. I have 24 days to write 31 previews, which means there will be some days where I post twice.
This means a lot to me. I feel as though this blog has shifted so far away from its roots, that I feel awkward whenever I write about sports. I feel awkward because I feel like I’m letting readers down, since 85% of you couldn’t care less about sports.
But I don’t care. I want to do this and I want to do it the right way.
I want these season previews to have research. I’ve already started making notes in a notebook for the first team I’m writing about.
I want my voice to shine through. Not to sound cocky, but I know that I have the ability to turn the boring and mundane into something entertaining. That’s what I intend to do with these posts.
If you don’t like sports, or don’t care for hockey, that’s fine. This isn’t for you. This is for me. This is so I can prove to myself that I can tackle a big writing task and complete it.
However, I would love it if you would indulge me and give these posts a chance. It’s still me writing them.
This is where you decide whether you like me, or just the things I write about.
PICK A SIDE.
Now, there is a very real chance that I don’t complete these 31 season previews on time, or that I get tired after the 7th one and stop. I hope that doesn’t happen, though 31 posts is a daunting number right now.
Maybe I’ll put a 750-word limit on them, but I don’t know if that’s possible.
My hope is that I have time to sprinkle in some blog posts about other things, just to keep my sanity.
I still have four letters left to write. I will get to those. Yes, I know it’s been over a year since I took requests for letters. And yes, I feel bad about it. So shut up already. Thanks.
Alright, that’s it.
The moment I press “Publish” on this post, I’ll probably regret committing to this.