I am recovering at the hospital from emergency surgery today so there will be no post. Sorry everyone.
I’m a little bit under the weather. We’ll just say that I have things in my body trying to escape and it’s very painful. Very small, but very sharp things.
So tonight I am letting you know I have some things coming up that you just don’t want to miss. Starting week 2 of the NFL season, we will have some big, big things going on here at Sports Card Blog.
So if you are not visiting this blog around September 15th, you will be missing out on the start of some big things that will be going on throughout the entire 2011 NFL season. You won’t want to miss it. I will be giving away some of the best prizes you have ever seen, including a huge prize!
Stay tuned for more information right before the Week 2 games.
That’s right! Sports Card Blog is now updated!
I have finished moving everything to the new self-hosted servers which will give me more options in terms of what I want to do with the site. I may add a couple ads here and there, where they aren’t very noticeable. I also don’t have to worry about the sponsorship issue anymore so if you want a male demographic between 16-50 to see your company, I will sell out and sell you some space. (Hah!)
Other than that, I have slightly redesigned the site. You can now hover over the “Previews” and “Reviews” tabs to pick a sport you would like to read about. The Previews section isn’t done yet, but I’ll be working on that.
The logo at the top isn’t done yet either, there is a lot of empty space up there. I think a clean design is in order, maybe just a nice blue stripe across the middle or something like that? What do you think? Maybe create an initial logo? Or do you like it the way it is? I really like the ice blue and grey look though. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Other than that, it will be back to business as usual starting either later tonight or tomorrow, depending on what time allows me to do. Thanks for sticking with me through the changing of the servers and hope to see you around some more now that I can do some better things. I also have a great idea for those who like group breaks but I haven’t decided on whether to pull the trigger on that or not yet.
Until then, may the mojo be with you!
As I mentioned, I apologize for the down time while I move servers. I’m currently waiting for propagation on my end to make it go back to normal. My phone is propagated, but PC is not.
We will be back to normal soon. Thanks for your patience.
Edit: It may not look pretty right now, but all the content has been moved over. I’m going to be messing with a bunch of different designs until I find one I like. I was getting sick of the old design anyway.
More Edits: While I’m fiddling with that, it’s time for some organizational changes.
It’s been a busy time over in the Sports Card Blog household. I’ve been working a crazy schedule, although it is very quiet and I’m usually able to update from work so my hours are all crazy. Sometimes I don’t even know what day it is, I feel like Night Owl sometimes as I work swing shift 3 days a week and graveyard twice a week.
Also, my days off have been busy visiting possible places to get married. Although we may have finally found our place, it’s just time to figure out a date. That part is still up in the air, but it might coincide with the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. If that’s the case, well, we know what would happen then. I’d have to miss ANOTHER National. But some things are just a little more important.
I’ve always been trying to find a better job to fix those above things. Better hours and better pay are almost extremely easy with any job I can find. I just need to find it. I’m making below minimum wage if you include the gas I need to drive 50 minutes to my job. If I get a job in my town, I can save $200 a month and use that for wedding/National. See, I’m always thinking ahead.
Couple all of that while trying to write and think of things to write for the blog, and I get a little bit behind. Today and yesterday are just two of those days where I have to bite the bullet and not add much in terms of content and just putting up a post so everyone knows I’m alive and still thinking about them. Trying to do a post a day at times can be difficult. I work graveyard tonight, so I’ll have plenty of time to run through the latest preview or news I have. I have a few ideas that should be fun…including the beginning of my hype for 2010-11 Upper Deck The Cup vs. 2010-11 Panini Dominion hockey. I’m hoping to be able to get a box of each and have an epic battle and give away some contents, but we’ll have to see what I can do about that.
In the mean time, if anyone has anything they’d like to see, please let me know. I know I still have to spin the Wheel O’ Awesome for a certain contest winner and I may do that tomorrow night and I know I still need to order some team bags for the last two contests. Just making notes here too. You get a bit of everything with me today.
So tomorrow morning expect something awesome already put up.