Oh For Hockey!

I have a little dilemma I want to broach with you, dear readers.  For the last few weeks I have been mulling over starting a second blog devoted to hockey and sports. (I know, I know……stay with me here for a second, Courtney. I promise this post won’t be about hockey. I PROMISE.) I have become pretty active in a few sporty corners of the interwebs, and now I feel I simply must create my own place for blabbing about hockey. My need and intention to blog about hockey is non-negotiable. It’s going to happen. So, the question is, should I do it here, or at a new blog?

I’m scared that if I start a new blog, Oh For Fun will suffer, but I’m scared that if I start rambling about sports on Oh For Fun, my dear readers will suffer. Can my already fragile and taxed online personality survive a split? What do you think, guys? Two blogs?- or one blog that is only interesting to you half the time? I am desperate for your approval, so be honest. I aim to please.

(Note: if I start a second blog, you do not have to read it. Really. The entire reason for an additional blog is to shield innocent people from sports.)


9 Responses to “Oh For Hockey!”

  1. 1 elise August 11, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    whatever u do, i think “i’d hit it” should be involved. p.s. i will read both blogs. or one giant uni-blog about everything.

  2. 2 Kathleen August 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    This is tough. (The being honest part). But here is how I figure it: I’m afraid you will put good stuff in the hockey blog — and because you are generally a spontaneous and genuine person — you won’t repeat it here for us. On th other hand, I don’t want to read about hockey every day. Your need for two blogs definitely proves that you have become a more complex and multi-faceted person. You have a RIGHT to grow. And many writers have more than one genre. So…do two blogs. If I sense you withholding from Oh For Fun, I will read the hockey blog. It shouldn’t be all YOUR responsibility to make this relationship work. Kathleen

  3. 3 Kate August 12, 2007 at 12:16 am

    I guess if there is ever any doubt about which blog a post belongs in, I could just publish it in both. Thanks for your input, Kath!

    Elise, I assure you, “I’d hit it” (thanks to Sportsquee), is here to stay.

  4. 4 Jennifer August 12, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Oh…if I could count the number of “2nd” blogs I’ve had. ;) At one point in time I was too *political* and my friends were starting to gaze over my posts so I started the second blog, which lasted for a while…the dating blog, the writing/reading blog (which I still have) ah, so many blogs so little time to blog!

    If you want to do it you should! Just remind people over here when you post something over *there* and include a link if you like!

  5. 5 Cousin Mary August 12, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    I’m with Kathleen. My first thought was that there might be less of you in Oh For Fun, and we’d be missing something. I’ve tried to get into the hockey stuff, but it drains me instantly, so that won’t work. But it sounds like you have the stuff (the Right Stuff!) to blog with for both. The point about more than one genre is an excellent one. Way to be incisive, Kathleen!

  6. 6 KevinP August 12, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Always room for one more sports blog. If you stick around for more than a month you’ll be in the top 1% of Buffalo sports blogs, by the way.

    And if you do it, you automatically become my blog crush.

  7. 7 Ashley August 13, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    go kitty go!!!!
    i say 2 blogs
    and i will read both

  8. 8 miriam August 13, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    I think the freedom of blogging about something without censoring yourself to avoid boring your usual audience is a great reason to start a separate topical blog. Just avoiding the self-editing and urge to dumb down technical Hockeyfied stuff will be worth it to you.

    I hope OFF doesn’t get fewer posts, but I bet it will even out after a bit even if it does. Will the new masthead involve googley-eyed pucks?

  9. 9 Christina August 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    2 blogs, if not even more.

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