This will be the last post you will ever read on Blogging the bEast. Probably. I’m packing my old friend away in the shed. It’s been a little over two years since I launched the site, and over that time I accumulated just over 2.7 million page views. That’s nothing in comparison to a lot of football sites out there, but it’s a whole lot more than I would have imagined when I launched in May of 2011. Without that audience, I probably never would have gone this long running my site.
It would not have been possible without my incredibly supportive family, my friends Tommy Lawlor from IgglesBlitz, Jason Brewer from Bleeding Green Nation, and my other friends at the NFC East SB Nation sites (Hogs Haven, Blogging the Boys, and Big Blue View). I’d also like to thank Rafael Vela at Cowboys Nation, John Fennelly at SNY, my “Eagles think tank” friends at the +, and both the Allentown Morning Call and Philly.com for giving me a shot at more traditional media platforms. There are so many others, but I don’t want to turn this into a boring award show speech.
I’m not going away. The “next thing” will be announced at the appropriate time. Until then, you can follow me on Twitter at @JimmyKempski. I moved my account over from @Jimmy_Beast, because, you know, my site was Blogging the “bEast.” I wonder how many people thought I chose that handle because I thought I was a “beast.” That’s kind of embarrassing if it’s a lot of people. OK, you’re saying goodbye, Jimmy. Focus.
Anyway… One last farewell: