January 20, 2011

An explanation

I know it's been long overdue, but I think it's time for me to explain my absence from this site.

As many of you know, I'm in college. I started in 2006 and I'm still going at it. I went into college having no clue what I wanted to do with my life. Over the first three years, I switched my intended major four different times before finally deciding on journalism. Unfortunately, my indecisiveness (and my decision to transfer) ended up costing me a lot of time (and money). So in the Spring of 2010, I got to the point where I had enough of college and I just wanted to get out as quickly as possible (a decision many have told me they don't agree with). So in doing so, I started taking more and more credits. I took 18 last Spring and 19 this fall. Sadly, this made it too hard for me to write outside of class.

I still continued to watch a lot of baseball and I continued to pay close attention to the Minor Leagues, but after writing all day long at school, the last thing I wanted to do was to come home and write more. (If you're wondering, yes, I will probably delete this in the future so that my future employer never finds it. Haha!) I do apologize to anyone that actually does read this site, it was never my intention to be gone this long.

My initial "leave" came with the intent of starting up a new site. But I quickly found out that I knew very little about website design and it's created a lot of headaches over the past few months. I wish I could come here today to say that I'm close to a solution, but I can't. I thought I was "techie" enough to do it, but I quickly fell flat on my face and I'm still trying to pick myself off the pavement.

Over the past few months, I've been given the opportunity to write in Seth Stohs' "Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook - 2011" and the Minnesota Twins Annual 2011. Despite being M.I.A. in the blogging community, Seth and the rest of the Twins Centric crew both gave me the opportunity to write for them, which truly meant a lot to me. Both were great writing chances and I can't express how thankful I am enough.

Moving forward: I wish I knew what was going to happen with the website situation. I'm going to continue trying to find help, but at some point, I might just decide that I've had enough and resort to coming "back" here. Either way, I know I will be happy with my decision.

I know many people might not care, but I felt that it's better late than never to write an explanation. I hope to be writing more in the near future, but in the meantime, feel free to follow me on Twitter : @JoshsThoughts.

And as always, please feel free to e-mail me at jajohnson021@yahoo.com.


Luke said...

Glad to see you're back! Looking forward to more updates in the future!

Anonymous said...

Hey Josh, I totally get where you're coming from. My job has been totally overwhelming for the better part of the last year and I'm just completely beat at the end of the day and it's pretty much sapped all of my energy and desire to get writing again.

It's good to know I'm not the only one going through it. Here's hoping you bust out of it...and know that you're always welcome to be a contributor over at Cheap Seat Chronicles if/when the mood strikes you.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your site! Good luck in your future decisions regarding writing and baseball!!