Long time readers of this blog know that I got started blogging with the topic that I love the most, basketball. I’ve been a complete basketball junkie since I was 5 years old and that easily translated into me writing my thoughts about the game mostly with NBA games and sometimes the local league here in the Philippines.
I mentioned many times in the past how I got started with blogging, and it was through blogging about basketball, particularly the NBA. Ideally it was my plan to blog about other areas of basketball like local basketball, European leagues, collegiate basketball, etc. however it was pretty obvious that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with it due to my lack of knowledge on other areas and time constraints as well (was a student at the time).
Anyway back to ‘getting back’ to basketball blogging, I used to own a personal basketball blog called Basketball Nonsense that I started 2007. It was nothing really eye-catching as its just a ramblings blog about basketball (NBA) where I just rant about players that I don’t like and write about my own analysis on things. Long story short, it started getting popular and started making money although it was never massive. I sold the blog for 300 some dollars which at the time was amazing for me. I was so thrilled with the amount that I accepted the bid right away.
Even with the sale, I still wrote for the blog as a paid writer for the next 4-5 months. And even after that period, I would still normally write or comment about an article there just because I needed a place to write something regarding my thoughts about basketball. Offline, I usually have friends who I talk to about basketball almost every single day. I guess anyone who follows basketball know that it isn’t really out of the ordinary to talk about basketball 24-7.
Back to Blogging about NBA Basketball
It was a long story and even now I don’t still have the complete ownership of the blog. But since I’ve hosted the site for perhaps over a year now for free, I decided to take on a more active role regarding writing content on the blog.
Basketball Nonsense is not an amazing blog at all and in fact, it gets less than 50 hits a day for the past 1.5 years. My goal is to write more content again on that blog however I’m not really too keen on monetizing it or making it like Slam Online or something. If it gets traffic and comments, fine but right now, I just want to write my thoughts about basketball on some web property. And since there’s a property that I used to own, why not write on that existing one?
All in all, this is ‘blogging for passion’ in action. I’m just so glad I can write once more about basketball and offer my ‘scholarly’ thoughts about what’s happening and engage to the community once again. And to start with, I made some minor revamps on design and will still continue to enhance its look and then later focus on writing more.
But that’s it for now. Visit the blog and let me know what you think!
So I did have three mouses mice for my desktop computer. You might be wondering why, the answer is its because some of them are not functioning on some days and some of them does. It’s weird because I do believe that all of them are of a great quality, one is an old school mouse (I love old school mouse), the other one is laser and the last one is wireless. All of them are installed on startup and the wireless one seems to be the highest priority among all.
Anyway, I have won a lot of contest again for the last month. Some were affiliate marketing challenges and some other were just basically the mainstream contests wherein you’ll just need to subscribe via feed and maybe comment on some posts. Although, its not really that of a big value of money I still do appreciate it a lot. I’m slowly realizing there’s life in contests. 🙂 Also I was deeply in debt right now or not really. The Pay Per Click Campaigns we’ve had in the last month were not converting well. There was a stretch wherein we were losing $150 a day I think for 6 straight days. Of course its not just solely because of Pay Per Click, it’s a mixture of everything. Just have to call it quits this month and take time to think more and also ponder on how to spend the money more wisely.
I also have the list of the last months top commentator and well I will email them for their junk surprise prizes/incentives for commenting to my blog. Again finally I have transfered my Basketball Nonsense blog from blogspot to wordpress. It wasn’t 100 successful because comments were not imported mainly because early this year I have changed the commenting system to Intense Debate which wordpress doesn’t support for the mean time. It’s a tough decision because that blog is memorable to me. It’s how I started with blogging and I think blogspot played a vital role in it in guiding me from being stupid to being an intermediate user right now. But then blogspot I think is getting pissed now on how I overly customize my blog so I need more room to it.
And lastly the NBA season has begun and oh well, look Allen Iverson is now traded to Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups! Interesting season to watch, wht do you think?