We have long joked about the veritable cemetery of websites, or “blogs”, that has grown exponentially since the summer of 2010. Ask anyone who has opposed the advent or proliferation of web-based properties over the years, and—after some dullard comment about basements and underwear—they would likely point to the fact that anyone can start a blog. This claim is unequivocally true. Anyone with access to the Internet and the wherewithal to land on a Blogspot or WordPress page could, with a few minutes of their time, start a blog. But that point, the moment in time where your URL is officially live, is simply the beginning. The doors may be open for business, but only through dedication, hard work and a little bit of luck will you find people willing to walk through them. And getting them to come back for more? That’s a whole new ball game.
By now, you may or may not have noticed the slight, more colorful change to our sidebar. Gone is the “Vote for WFNY” advertisement; replacing it is the word that WFNY has officially been named the Best Sports Blog and Best Podcast in Cleveland for 2014 by the kind folks over at Cleveland Scene Magazine. This isn’t our first “Best of” award, and it (hopefully) won’t be the last, but I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t the most important.