In saying that, I still plan on adding an entry daily until I no longer have the passion. I am still very passionate about hockey, the game, and the stories generated by it, and there are a ton of issues that should be resolved before I call it quits.
I've alluded to it in the past, but I like alternate views on the game of hockey. This blog is mainly written in my voice, and I'm by no means an expert on the game whatsoever. This is one of the benefits I find in having a radio show - we get alternate viewpoints that differ from my own. When good people like Neal and John write their Gentlemen, To Your Corners pieces, I really appreciate the effort they put into their viewpoints in terms of presenting their sides of the story. It makes me want more people to speak out and put their ideas on e-paper so I can post them here on HBIC.
I have maintained for a long time that this blog has been and always will be a blog "of the people, by the people, for the people" because we're all fans of the game whether we play, watch, work for a team, officiate, or any other capacity in terms of loving the game of hockey. I want to see more articles submitted from you, the readers of this blog, because I want to know your viewpoints.
Maybe you think the Jets are horrible?
Maybe you read a book that should be featured in Teebz's Book Club?
Maybe you love fighting in hockey?
Maybe you hate fighting in hockey?
I do know that there have been a pile of independent bloggers who have closed up shop or taken an opportunity to write for sites with multiple writers. I fault no one for taking that opportunity, especially if it churns out a few bucks for those writers. This blog does not make money in any way, and I've been offered writing spots at other blogs that would make me a little cash. The problem? I can't do the awesome things I like doing if I work under their rules. Things like the HBIC Playoff Pool would go the ay of the dodo if I had taken those opportunities, and I'm not about to crush that fun.
If you have something to share, please send it to HBIC at this email address. I'm gonna forge ahead and continue writing for the foreseeable future, but I know there are more of you out there who have something to say. Write it down, send it in, and I'll post it. I can't guarantee you fame or fortune, but I can certainly offer up a reasonable discussion.
Isn't that the point of a blog?
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!