Two years ago today I started Blackhawks Down Low. We had about 7 hits on the first post I ever put up. I thought it would just be something I did sparingly as I shouted my opinions on the Blackhawks at nobody in particular. In 2011 we had about 10,000 hits per month, a number I never fathomed we would hit. I used to get so excited if we got to 100 visitors per day. Now I expect to hit at least 100 per day.
We got to that point by growing our identity as a less formal, more fun Blackhawks blog. How many other sites could get away with a post with the premise of "What if the Blackhawks were Muppets?"
Unfortunately, nothing goes on forever and it has come time that I hang up my skates with miniature keyboards attached to them, or whatever us bloggers are supposed to hang up. Between school, extra cirriculars, job hunting, and trying to find time to see people in real life, I haven't had the kind of time it takes to devote to running a blog.
I want to thank everyone who meet and talk to and write with. I'll still be around on the twitterz so this isn't a full on goodbye.
Moving forward, I have no idea what will happen with this site. It might continue without me. It might stop. I might post once every month or so if I have any interesting thoughts (but that hasn't happened yet, so why start now?). This site has been something really special to me. I enjoyed it and I hope you did too.
And before I go, one last quote from an awesomely bad sports movie:
I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be our style. Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.
-Shane Falco, The Replacements