One year ago today I stepped out on what has become an adventure I never imagined. With this post http://thegolfaficionado.blogspot.com/2011/11/welcome-to-golf-aficionado.html I became a golf blogger. Not in my wildest dreams did I expect the next 12 months would play out as they have.
This is my 479th post, and as I am typing this I am overwhelmed to say there have been 65,446 visits to this blog. While I didn't necessarily set out to write a blog that appealed to fantasy gamers or punters across the globe, that's what it has become and I couldn't be happier.
For those of you who have conversed with me via email or Twitter, thanks and keep writing! To those who have helped promote me and this site on Twitter with RTs or otherwise, I offer my sincere gratitude.
Besides my wife, who puts up with the many hours I devote to this passion but will never read this post, my biggest thanks goes out to my Rotoworld colleagues. I have no doubt that this blog wouldn't be where it is without that platform and the support of Mike, Ned, Johnny Mac and Brett.
Oh yeah, and Rob Bolton. After exchanging a few emails with Rob in the very early days of this blog, we found ourselves to be somewhat kindred spirits. I vividly remember where I was when I read an email from him on my phone, asking if I would be interested in talking about an opportunity with Rotoworld. The ensuing conversation didn't even seem real. As I've gotten to know him much better over the last nine months, I can say without a doubt that anyone would be hard pressed to find a person who understands and researches fantasy golf more diligently than Rob. I'm not sure that I've stumped him with anything relevant yet, although he does owe me a beer from a bet at the Wells Fargo should we ever meet in person! His editing ability is also the major reason why my Rotoworld blurbs and articles are much cleaner than those on this blog.
All that to say, thanks for reading and we'll try and do better this year!