Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 8/1/12
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. When I told you guys back in the beginning of June that I was taking a break and MAYBE it would be for good, I was lying.

I had absolutely no intention of starting the blog back up. It was over. I was at peace with my decision and no one was going to change my mind.

Then the e-mails, tweets, Facebook messages and comments started to pour in. It was beyond any reaction I could have ever imagined. Yes, I knew the blog was popular and expected a few pleas from readers to keep The New York Rangers Blog going, but what I received was so much more than that.

These were heartfelt messages from readers telling me how much the blog meant to them. Fathers telling me it had brought them closer with their sons and vice versa. Families recalling stories about sitting around the computer enjoying my game recaps together. The blog had become part of your daily life.

Then family and friends, who read these comments, began to encourage me to rethink my decision to close up shop. They wondered how I could shut something down that has had such a positive effect on so many people.

I guess I was so busy updating the blog, responding to e-mails and Tweeting out the latest Rangers news, I never took a second to look around and fully comprehend the impact this blog had on the Rangers community.

Well, I'm happy to say because of your support and praise, shutting the blog down for good turned into just a three week vacation.

It also helps that I really did miss doing it. Especially the interaction with fellow Rangers fans, which has always been my favorite aspect of doing the blog.

Everything happens for a reason. The time off really gave me a chance to reflect on the blog and how it could be better. Hence the additions of Adam Herman and James Wrabel.

From the reaction so far, you guys have been more than ecstatic with the job they are doing which has included original content, exclusive interviews and just a fresh perspective on our Blueshirts. And that's just in the first few weeks. We're working on even more ideas to continue to make this the number one spot for everything Rangers.

I have always contended that this blog is nothing without its readers, and that statement has never been more true than with my decision to resuscitate the blog. And for that I thank you.  

I'm pumped to be back, and from the traffic this month it looks like the readership is back. So get ready for what should be a very special and historic season for our New York Rangers. I know The New York Rangers Blog is.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Russell Westbrook gets emotional thanking family in MVP speech

Malcolm Brogdon makes history by beating out Saric, Embiid for Rookie of the Year

Bill Russell delivers epic line after winning NBA lifetime achievement award

Draymond Green ensemble at NBA Awards must be seen to believe

Victor Oladipo gets schooled by young boy at basketball camp

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Wall trying to recruit Paul George to join Wizards

Report: Saints looking at ways to recoup guaranteed money owed to Nick Fairley

Martellus Bennett thinks Rodgers is better than Brady?

Fairley expected to miss 2017 season due to heart condition

Cousins could get more than $30 million per year in free agency?

Charlie Sheen puts Babe Ruth trade contract, World Series ring up for auction

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker