Happy Birthday BBST! Est. May 9, 2013
I’ll keep this short because I doubt anyone will read more than the title. LOL! BBST has been good to me over the past three years and it allows me to see how far I’ve come, after taking an eight-year hiatus from writing – much of well – anything after college (there were more lucrative jobs out there … it is what it is!).
My first few months of posts are embarrassingly awful. I had no idea how to blog and hadn’t written in so long so they turned out to be pretty boring and just really terribly written but if I hadn’t started there I never would’ve been asked to be a staff writer at Sports Unbiased, let alone get paid positions as an editor and features writer at FanSided and I never would have found my current position within FanRag Sports Network at Today’s Knuckleball.
Now, I’ve still got a long way to go but I went from making no money writing to being able to live – albeit I don’t travel or shop a lot anymore – off of my work. I’m good with not travelling or shopping these days and have learned to find things I like and can use and decorate my house with at cheaper prices (I mean, honestly, who needs a $500 purse?!).
While my writing started out as a blog and led to me being well compensated for it, I’ve learned quite a bit over the last three years such as what kind of posts to put on my blog, what type of websites I do and do not want to write for and I’ve acquired an even more extensive knowledge of the wonderful, beautiful sport I love so much!
So thank you very much to those of you who have been with my from the beginning of this journey to those of you who may have just discovered my work today (if that is the case I hope you will be coming back!) and everyone in between! Every reader encourages me to work harder to become a better, more knowledgeable writer!
So again, thanks to each and every person out there who has found my little corner of the internet and read my blog – or followed my work at websites along the way. Even though I found work fairly quickly, I’ve found ways to keep my blog going.
I don’t always do the best job keeping up with it and I don’t always branch out to talk about other teams as much as I’d like to but that’s just a matter of me learning better time management skills! LOL!
Anyway, my love for writing and for baseball and yes, for socks too – has grown exponentially over the past three years. It has made this blog so much fun to write and I appreciate and try to respond to every single comment so if you have something to say please do whether you agree or disagree with my analysis of any particular situation.
For the final time I will say THANK YOU TO EVERY READER THAT HAS COME ACROSS BBST IN THE PAST THREE YEARS! I LOVE YOU ALL AND AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!
Let’s Go Oakland!!!
Take care and I hope you keep coming back!
Happy Birthday Bullpen, Baseball and Sock Talk!!
~ Jen aka the “Oakland A’s Socks Girl”
(by the way – my blog’s birthday is also the anniversary of Dallas Braden‘s Perfect Game! It was an unintended but very cool coincidence. I was there and it was a great day at the Coliseum!)