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Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Few Quick Words

Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing weekend. I'm headed to Orlando for a few days, but I'll be continuing to update the blog this coming week. Before I hit the road, however, I wanted to address a couple quick things...

First, thanks to all of you who wrote or commented following my post yesterday. In retrospect, I feel a little foolish having even written it. From the amazingly supportive replies from all of you, it's pretty clear it wasn't necessary. I greatly appreciate all the kind words and comments, and in the future I'll try to keep those in mind before I decide to get too worked up about one critique I find particularly offensive.

Having said all that, I wanted to assure you that, had the criticism not come from another media professional, I definitely would not have responded as I did. I think those of us in the business need to be held to a slightly different standard than the average anonymous message board poster, which was what really got to me, I guess. But, I don't want my response to this to in any way keep you all from feeling free to hit me with a few low blows whenever they are necessary -- whether it's enlightening me about something stupid I wrote or correcting some poor grammar, as this anonymous poster did...
So maybe it was not "I" who was uninformed here.

If you are going to invoke journalistic integrity...

Well, said, Anon. Well said.

Anyway, the other thing I wanted to note was this message, posted yesterday at
Dawgbone is taking an indefinite hiatus from the Internet. We don't know what the future will be for the site. Thank you all for your interest the last 5 1/2 years.
This is definitely sad news for those of us who both read and produce Georgia blogs. Dawgbone is without rival in terms of collecting Bulldogs stories for readers and has been a tremendous asset to me in terms of both tracking down information and in driving readership to my site. As a blogger who tries to round up stories on Georgia sports on a (semi) daily basis, I can also understand just how time consuming the work Dawgbone has done must have been.

In any case, I wanted to send a big thanks to Dawgbone and wish them the best of luck in the future.

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