January 18, 2010

What's the deal?

So, here's the story for what's going on with Islanders Castaway.

Earlier this year, Google gave me all sorts of guff for apparently violating the terms of the advertising agreement we had here. Violated or not, it was clearly not malicious and a total laugh when we figured out what actually happened. Google didn't really see it that way, so it suspended the ads and negated all the money I ever made with them before I ever got to see a dime. Naturally, I was quite P.O.'d at this, and my stubborn nature led me to just stop writing here for a while.

That bit of stress, combined with the fact that I've been more intensely involved here in Boston heading up things like this, have resulted in what we have here... something like 10 posts for all of 2009. Granted, I think they were quality posts and should be framed and put on your wall, but really, it's a meager showing for a blog I could easily keep up with more.

So with all that said, I do plan on posting more often in 2010, but only when it counts. A 'blog' in the sense most sports blogs (and the way this one was when it started) behave and read just won't cut it in Islanders Country... not with Chris Botta's megablog, the venerable forums, and the various angles of attack from the Blog Box (that's still going?) all chiming in literally 24/7.

Keeping that in mind, I will only resort to posting when I actually do have something new/different to say (a`la Frozen Fenway (which I probably should have followed up on... sorry), or my weird Keepin' it Fake ideas (again, need to follow up on)) OR if I think I have the scoop on something that needs to be posted quickly and linked around.

Anyway, I hope this is one of the last of those posts that has nothing to do with hockey. If you're still here reading, thank you! If not, bookmark me and check me out once in a while. hopefully in the coming weeks and months you'll be coming back here thanks to a shared link going around.

Thanks, everyone,

January 14, 2010

Good feelings where it counts

As per Isles Point Blank,

I haven’t heard anything yet, but I would love to stay and be a part of this team. I love the area and love the team. Most of all, I love the direction our team is headed.

I’ve been in the league ten years, and I can tell you without any hesitation that this is the best group of players and people that I have ever had the privilege of being a part of.
-Andy Sutton

This ranks right up there with this gem from the offseason.

Keep the good feelings where it's really needed -- the locker room. If the players are feeling good, the fans will, too. And for good reason.