Today is the two-year anniversary of Forum Blue & Gold, and I just wanted to quickly say thank you to all of you who have made this place a regular stop.
The comments that came in last night are a perfect example of why Iâ€™m proud of what this little blog has become. In case you missed it, John R. made a comment and threw in some stats about the Lakers getting favoritism from the refs. What followed was an interesting discussion, with both Derek Banducci and Rob using statistics they keep to bolster their arguments. Itâ€™s well worth the read (and maybe itâ€™s own post next week).
Itâ€™s those comments â€” and many more like then from many more commenters â€” that make this so enjoyable for me. Smart discussions take place and I learn new things and alter my views from what I learn from the people who stop by. Thatâ€™s more than I ever expected. And many new doors have been opened for me. The site has grown from that first day when I had 21 visitors (thanks Mom), now more than 230,000 have stopped by. But even with hundreds and hundreds coming by every day now, the site has retained its intimate feel (as intimate as one gets on the Web). And, most importantly, the discussion has remained sharp.
So thanks. And keep coming by, this is shaping up to be a very fun season.