I will never be mainstream. I will never be mainstream. I will never be mainstream. Perhaps I should repeat it some more. Suffice it to say this blog will never achieve the traffic or the popularity of a Willful Caboose, or a Goose's Roost or any of a number of other blogs with Sabres content. I don't blog exclusively about Sabres hockey or the minutiae of daily life or things that have widespread appeal. I delve into divisive and taboo topics like bondage, and porn that large swaths of people shy away from and often take a less than comfortable look at my own personal life. And I certainly don't try to be any silly things like family friendly, safe for work, or professional.
I am okay with this fact, I have long made peace with it, even though I forget it sometimes. I think it's only human to want to achieve a certain level of pleasant notoriety in your community (electronic or otherwise) or among your peers. There are days when I don't give a flying fuck what anyone thinks about me, and others where I wonder if I'm being too abrasive in discussing a topic and pissing off the wrong people. I don't want to drive people away, but at the same time I realize that there are those that will never get me...and I do want to drive them away. They've no place here.
It's for these reasons that I am thankful for the opportunity to write Vulgar Statistics for Black and Blue and Gold, to have one sector of my life where I can play nice, and have standards of decency and professionalism and a widespread readership instead of facing "ooh, that guy talks about porn and bondage, let's stay away from him."
I thought for a while about separating this blog into Sabres content, and other content, but decided not to for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that there would inevitably be times when I wasn't posting on one or the other, and that's no good. But more importantly because several people have told me that they enjoy the "extra-curricular" content.
I'm not sure what the purpose of this entry really was except to think out loud for a while (well...you know what I mean.) If we want to dumb down the message, I guess I can say, "I won't ever change." You guys are stuck with me.
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