Its hard to believe that this damn thing has been running strong for an entire year! Over 250 entries, most pretty bad but some good stuff sprinkled in. When I started this thing last summer, it was in response to Kadavy always talking about his blog at the Homy Inn, or the Old Dundee, or whatever bar we were at. I thought, "I majored in Journalism and Graphic Design. Why shouldn't I have one of these things?"
So right then and there, I jumped in. It was a slow start, at first just an outlet for me to write and I never intended -- or necessarily wanted -- anyone else to read it.
But slowly my friends discovered the existance of Polyfro.com, and the awesomeness, and became addicted to it to the point where I started getting nasty emails if I hadn't written anything yet that day.
As readership grew, I hesitated to write about sports or music, thinking the chance of offending people was pretty high with those two topics. Eventually I remembered why I had started this thing in the first place -- to write whatever I wanted, uncensored, no editors -- and started getting obnoxious about Creighton, the Twins, 80's music, guilty pleasure movies, classic TV, and pretty much anything I feel like talking about.
Now at the end of its 12th month, Polyfro.com averages just over 200 unique visitors a day. I only know a few of them, so its kinda cool that people I don't even know keep stopping by. Thanks.