The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals
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Since the Crunch or the league won’t give us anything to talk about, we’ll make our own news!
One of the biggest things MJ did for us before he went on hiatus two years ago was find a contributor from the Anaheim side of things. With reporting in Syracuse tending towards a negative one-sided view point of our relationship with the Ducks, we thought it was important to be different by being as welcoming as we could be to both fan bases involved in our organization. Although there were a few philosophical disagreements over the two years, I think we managed to keep things pretty friendly and keep our readers updated on both sides of the affiliation. Newport Reb did an awesome job, and we thank him for his service and entries over the years.
Going into our new affiliation with Tampa Bay, I wanted to keep things in that same spirit. It was important to me to create some kind of similar relationship with a Tampa blogger. Just as AHL fans take issue with NHL fans who stick their heads in the ground and ignore the farm system, I take issue with AHL fans who don’t bother to learn much about what’s going on at the upper level. I want this affiliation with Tampa to work and be as positive as it can. So, as I started to add Twitter followers and follow people back, I kept my eye open for a person that I thought would fit in well here at CH.
I do believe I have found that person.
Ladies and gents, please welcome Mike Gallimore! Mike had his own Lightning blog, and his work there was enough to grab the attention of another well-known group. Accepting their invitation, Mike put his own blog on hiatus and joined with our buddies over at Bolt Prospects. He currently resides in the Tampa area, and given his affiliation with BP we’re confident he’ll provide us with great Tampa coverage while also keeping the Crunch side of things in mind. We are very, very excited to welcome Mike G. to Chairman How’s!
For those of you who get your site news on Twitter, this isn’t anything new, but for those who don’t, a few announcements:
1. The Lady of the Manor is going to take a well-deserved break from this place for the offseason. I’m sure all of you can appreciate that, considering the phenomenal job she does running things here. I heard about a story involving a pool floatation device, a bicycle pump, a swarthy-looking historian, and a copy of N-Sync’s Greatest Hits, but I really don’t know if I believe all of it. Human physiology dictates that parts of the story have to be bullshit, but I once saw something in a seedy section of Paris in 1997 that defied all logic, so who can say with any certainty.
2. In her absence, I’m taking the wheel for the summer. Uncle Magics is in charge for the next couple of months. For some of you, this may be great news. For the rest, this may be as creepy as a birthday clown raping a hobo. Unless, of course, that’s your thing, in which case, this might be the best summer of your life.
So, what should you, the loyal reader, expect from this site’s version of Napoleon’s Hundred Days? Well, I have some ideas. However, that’s all they are at the moment: ideas. There are no definitive plans right now, but I assure you, there will be content throughout the summer. One thing that I can tell you is that not all of it will be Crunch or even hockey-related. You may find it interesting or enlightening, you may not. All I’m asking is you give it a shot. And be patient. It’s been a while since I’ve done this. I may be rusty.
The festivities will begin next week. Let’s see where it takes us.
Just a quick off season note that our “official” Twitter is now my personal feed, @Allovimo. When there’s news to be had, interesting or informative re-tweets about the team or the Ducks to read, or new blog posts here (which there will be, I swear, but there’s not much to talk about right now, and we’re all taking a well-deserved break), it’ll be posted there. I really don’t re-tweet much else, to be honest, and I hardly ever post meaningless drivel about my life. (I save Facebook for that, where there’s people who actually care about my meaningless drivel) My Twitter feed really is mostly to follow Crunch/AHL/Ducks hockey. Pop on over if you’d like.