GolfBlogger Turns Seven!

This week marks the seventh birthday of GolfBlogger.Com—my “blogiversary,” if you will.

The first GolfBlogger post appeared on March 22, 2004.

In the past year, I’ve published 1,300 posts, bringing the grand total to 6,478. In doing so, I continue to avoid the fate of thousands of others who have started a golf blog—that of writing a few pieces and then losing interest; the internet is littered with the corpses of abandoned blogs. And yet, through it all, GolfBlogger remains a part-time effort. I like teaching high school, and have no intention of turning the blog into a full time gig.

GolfBlogger is, to my knowledge, the second oldest golf blog (the other is less than two months older), so when I started, there really were no models to follow. I did not want to turn it into a site that simply recycled news on the PGA Tour (and I’m glad I didn’t, for there are far too many of those now). Instead, my models were Instapundit, Gizmodo and BoingBoing. Like Instapundit, I decided to offer short, pithy comments and links to (golf) news; as with Gizmodo, I planned to link to new (golf) products and review them; and following BoingBoing’s lead, I would simply write about and link to (golf related) things that interest me or that I found cool. Finally, as with any blog, I would offer observations on life—in this case, my golfing life.

I’ve kept the blog going because I love to write. Before I changed careers to become a teacher, I was a professional editor and ghostwriter. I also love golf, so the match was a natural. In fact, I find that writing for GolfBlogger has become a compulsion.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the many, many thousands who make a habit of visiting the site, and the sponsors who make it financially possible for me to keep it all going.

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8 thoughts on “GolfBlogger Turns Seven!”

  1. Congratulations. I know from experience how difficult it is to keep a blog going—and I write for a living!

    Last summer, I cut way back on the number of rounds I play, and don’t expect that number to increase this year, since my interest in playing the game has dropped off. But I still find golfblogger.com an interesting read.

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  2. Thanks for keeping it going.  Your blog is my antidote after my web news sweep.  I whole heartedly agree with your decision re the PGA tour.  To me the golf coverage reminds me of the golf talk I have with my fellow players on the course (and provides me with a few conversation starters).

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  3. Seven years! Wow – that is truly impressive for a blog. We’ve been going for about 19-months and know the effort involved. Congrats and looking forward to reading more.

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