And I’m back in a big way. Just because I was spending time in Hawaii and enjoying a wonderful wedding of two great friends of mine doesn’t mean I wasn’t working behind the scenes in my spare time.
For some time I’ve been trying to find a way to maximize exposure of the site as well as work in helping the bigger sites with content. Well, the details are now hashed out and I have the opportunity to do both for the hobby community.
We have reached a deal with the biggest independent source of hobby news on the planet in Cardboard Connection. Cardboard Connection is my top source for information on hobby news that I haven’t been caught up to date with yet. With their fantastic writers and interesting columns, they are my favorite source of hobby news. You will only notice a few changes with the partnership that will not affect your experience here on SportsCardBlog. Our previews and reviews will contain links to special Cardboard Connection information on the product, including their awesome checklists. We will also have a small banner link on the side, alongside the companies who graciously send us product.
In return, Cardboard Connection will have our link on their main page under “Featured Blogs”, they will be helping to promote the blog through various social media sources, and will allow me to write for them on occasion. It’s a fantastic deal that works well for both sides. Plus, you can find more of me soon on Cardboard Connection. So make sure you are checking them out if you aren’t already. And if you aren’t, why aren’t you? Seriously. You’re missing out.
It’s truly an honor to work with such a hobby heavyweight and I’m excited for what this will bring for SportsCardBlog and the hobby as a whole.
Now, let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming and at least 6 articles a week. My vacation is over.
Late last night, after hours of plane flights and flying through 3 countries, I finally returned home from my honeymoon.
I apologize for the lack of posts this month, but I just didn’t have the time to pre-write content that could last for awhile. Planning and executing a stunning wedding and honeymoon was pretty stressful and just took away a lot of my time and energy to write. With all of that behind me now, and great new memories, I have had the time to relax a bit.
So I wanted to share the agenda for things going forward for the next couple weeks. This will help keep me focused as well as I tend to forget things I want to do and say as I have so many things going through my head at the same time.
-Review 2012 Elite football and 2012 Score football
-Catch up on previews
-Combine cards and places I visited on my honeymoon
-Showcase some new items for the man-cave
-Showcase some special cards I received from the 2012 National, without even having to go!
-Get ready for the 2012 Panini NFL Player of the Day promotion
-Start graduate school
This is actually a more daunting list than previously expected. It’s a lot of different types of content over the next couple of weeks but also includes starting graduate school and going off to Hawaii for a week for a friend’s wedding. I should have plenty of content ready for the Hawaii trip but needless to say, it’s going to be a busy couple of weeks.
Thanks for sticking around with me while I was away, but it’s back to business as usual.
I may be in Italy, home of Panini, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still make announcements.
Sports Card Blog has been chosen once again to participate in the online version of the 2012 Panini Player of the Day promotion. And once again, we will have tons of opportunities to give something away to all those diehard football collectors out there.
With contests running throughout the promotion to win fabulous items from Panini, it’s another huge chance for collectors to win hobby boxes, cards, and other awesome items from the folks at Panini.
So get ready football fans, we’ll have more information coming up soon on what and how you can win awesome prizes.
The time I thought I would have to post some reviews is not coming very easily due to the fact that I’m getting married on Tuesday. Family is coming from miles and miles away and I just can’t get some time alone to work on things.
I will hopefully get to post the first review on Wednesday/Thursday. Until then, sit tight and I’ll have something posted this week.
I know I have a special post for my wedding day, but I also have some great Panini reviews and a contest for you guys.
Today, we have taken the $100 raised in our charity group break and donated the money to the National MS Society who continues the fight to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Our $100 raised will go towards finding a cure for this terrible disease.
But that’s not all. The fine people at Pure Protein are doubling every donation made to the National MS Society currently. That means we have generated $200 towards fighting Multiple Sclerosis.
I want to thank everyone who participated in the group break. Everyone who participated will be receiving the cards from their team in the break if they had a team that was pulled or some random inserts if they didn’t have a team that was pulled. Everyone will also be receiving a $20 credit for first time sellers on CheckOutMyCards.com and my autograph thanking you for participating.
As promised, here is the screenshot from the donation to prove that we donated $100 to the National MS Society.
If you are interested in donating, please utilize the links provided. Thank you again to all of those who participated and thanks to Panini America for providing the product.