As many of you may have noticed, about a month ago I put up a post here, ending close to two years of inactivity at A Spoonful of Sports. While I never intended to put the blog on hiatus for that long, the last two years of my life have seen some of the highest highs, and lowest lows that I’ve ever experienced in my now 28 years on this earth.
That two year span has seen me become gainfully employed for the first time and really, truly discover my passion for writing, only to have it pulled out from under me six months later. It has seen me struggle with the thought of being unemployed and going back to a lifestyle that, though I had lived in for many years, did not want to go back to after tasting something better. It saw me transition from an office job, to a freelance writer, and now back to an office again. That two year period saw me end a relationship with the woman I thought I was to spend the rest of my life with, battle severe depression, then meet another wonderful woman, only to lose her as well. It’s seen me lose a family member to drug addiction and, ultimately, suicide. To say that the last two years has been tumultuous would be an understatement.
But that time in my life wasn’t all bad. The relationships I’ve had and the friendships I’ve formed, whether they’ve since been lost or still remain, are not something that I would ever take back if given the opportunity. The chance to make a living doing what I love, even if it’s not in the exact form that I would like for it to be, is a blessing that I will cherish for the rest of my days. And through it all, the good times and the bad, I’ve been able to comb through the analytics for this website and see that people have been patiently waiting for the day that A Spoonful of Sports would make its triumphant return. Through two years of silence, you people kept coming back day after day, waiting for another post. To each and every one of you who visited this site during the hiatus, I can really only say one thing….thank you! From the bottom of my heart. You will never know how much it means to me that there were people who care enough about what I have to say about sports to come back day after day for two years, waiting for me to post the next article. I’m truly humbled that I have such a loyal fan base, however large or small it may be.
As for the future of A Spoonful of Sports, I will say that this blog will take a little different shape than it has previously. I will promise that it will not go on another break that large. However, I will also say that there will not be posts nearly every day like in the beginning days of the blog. I truly enjoy being able to put my thoughts down in writing, and I love that people care enough about my thoughts to read them on a regular basis; however, the pressure that I put on myself to put out a quality article every day was simply too much. I got burned out and I put the blog on pause far longer than I ever intended.
Going forward with this blog, I will try to put up at least one article a week, preferably two or three. You’ll still see the same type of content as has always been covered, just less regularly in an effort to avoid another long break. In the coming days and weeks, I will also be setting up Google+ and Twitter pages for the blog, so no matter what social media site you prefer, you can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings here at A Spoonful of Sports. As always, the Facebook page remains for those of you who don’t have Google+ or Twitter accounts, and you are encouraged to jump over there and “Like” the page so you’re kept in the loop when a new post is made.
Again, to all of you that have stuck around through the many months of silence, I thank you! I love each and every one of you, and I hope to keep you entertained with my writing for many more months to come. Check back in the coming days for a new post!
Welcome! My name is Chris Spooner. I am an overly-passionate Dolphins fan who has many opinions about his team, and the sports landscape as a whole. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy voicing them.