Monday, March 26, 2012

Thoughts and renovations

This afternoon, I'm just going to share a few general thoughts and praises I have for the blogosphere.

I've said a lot of this before, but it deserves to be said again. Over and over.

For one thing, it's been about three and a half months since my first post. I still can't believe it myself. And already 75 followers! I never thought I'd have near that many people interested in this blog. It's been a fun ride thus far, to say the least, and I don't see it stopping anytime soon.

I just want to wholeheartedly thank everyone in the blogosphere who's helped me out thus far, whether it be by trading, leaving comments, or simply reading the blog.

It means a lot to know that people are interested in what you're saying. I had some reservations about starting a blog at first, but I am happy to say that I've looked forward to blogging each and every day. I love searching for that new topic to post about. Blogging has really made me think about baseball cards in a way I never have before.

Hopefully, I've even persuaded a few people to check out a few dime boxes at the next card show.

So thank you, everyone! Blogging has been far, far better than I ever could have imagined it to be, and it's all thanks to you.

Secondly, I'd like to note a few renovations I made to my blog last night.

You may have noticed that I have decided to retire the "short term stops" theme posts. I felt like I was forcing some of those posts and not putting my best work into them.

However, I've also created a new theme which I'll be debuting tonight, my "Cardboard Masterpieces" collection. (I assure you, the Jose Canseco card at the top of this post is not one of them. It was the best card I could find for the "renovation" theme since I don't own this card.)

As I've noted before, one of my new focuses has been to acquire cards that simply have neat pictures on them. To me, nothing beats a great baseball photograph. I've seen some fantastic pictures of other sports like basketball or football. And I've seen some breathtaking architectural or nature photographs as well.

But none of it beats baseball photography. Luckily, some of the greatest shots I've ever seen were introduced to me through the pieces of cardboard that we all know and love.

My hope is to share these great pieces of baseball history with my fellow bloggers.

I'm sure we can all share a love for great baseball photography, no matter what player or team the card features. Or what set or year it's from.

That's my hope.


The Diamond King said...

I truly hate you. I used to have the dime boxes all to myself. Now there's a crowd. You da devil.

I like the blog though!

CaptKirk42 said...

Nice subtle changes to the blog. I prefer the new font on the page titles, the squiggly faux script font doesn't work for me. I usually avoid blogs that use it heavily, or try to anyway.

You will notice I'm making new comments to some older posts as I dig through your "dime box". :) As usual good job.

topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

Hey, we're glad you're here in the blogosphere! Sounds like you're doing quite well! I've been back on the blog block since November of last year and only have about a dozen followers.

William Regenthal said...

Continue the great work, Nick. I always enjoy reading, even if I don't always comment. I'll keep an eye out for some of the 'different' photography in addition to the other card I see that I think you'll enjoy.