On Saturday December 8th, 2012 I thought to myself if I should finally start my own Sports Blog online. I mean I like sports and writing so why not. I said yes to myself at the end of the day and got started. I first had to find a website to have a sports blog. I went to webs.com word-press and SB Nation and they all where difficult to set up an account and just were not right for me. I finally went to this great sight called Yard-Barker.com. Right away I was impressed with the sight. It had a lot of sports stories and was simple to set up and account and a blog and just very easy. The reason why this story is special today is because for those who don't know or get the dates mixed up like I do, today is December 8th, 2013. It is the 1 year Anniversary of starting the 411SportsBlog at Yard-Barker.com. I honestly thought that I would not make it to 1 whole year but I did. It has been a great privilege having my own sports blog for Yard-Barker.com. It is one of the many things that I was thankful for this past thanksgiving and still am thankful for this holiday season. So it has been a great year but there is still some things i want to change and improve on so here is my list.
1. Predict every NFL Game next season in 2014. Including the Playoffs: It was something the I actually wanted to do this year but did not get the time at the start of the year and just waited. I think predicting every game would be fun. Before every week I can update you guys on my total record for the year and the previous week. I might also predict the final score of the game but I have not made a decision on that just yet. But one thing new, predicting all of the NFL games in one season and remember, including the playoffs.
2. Predict every UFC PPV Fight in 2014: As you should all know by now I like MMA. I am a big fan of the UFC. I often times predict UFC fights. But I have not predicted EVERY UFC fight. In 2014 it will be different. I am going to predict every PPV fight and keep track of how many I get right. What I will also do is tell you guys where the event will take place. Because what the UFC is doing in 2014 is going global and going to different countries all over the world. Like China, Japan, and the Philippines. And the number of events will go up to somewhere in the forties next year. So it is going to be a big and long 2014 year for the UFC. Every PPV fight prediction coming your way in 2014.
3. Improve on my writing skills: This is an obvious one. In order to become a really good blogger or writer I have to improve on my skills. Like say what needs to be said and don't do so many run on sentences. Short and to the point I guess. My writing has gotten better, but there is always room for improvements.
4. Cover more Car Racing. Nascar or Indy Car: Well in case you guys did not know I am a big fan of Car Racing. Indy Car and Nascar. I have been a fan of racing since I was a little boy. For 2014 I am going to predict and review races. Indy Car and maybe Nascar. I guess I am more of a Indy Car fan but I will try to be more of a fan of Nascar and do my best to write about it. Also to give you guys a quick preview, my next blog post will be about what the Indy Car teams SHOULD look like for 2014. More Car Racing will also be coming you way in 2014.
So that is the list of things I want to change or improve on next year. It has been a great year writing for Yard Barker and hope to have an even greater 2nd year. Hope you people enjoy.
By: Andrew Harrington