Monday, December 5, 2011

Thank You

December 6th marks the One Year Anniversary for The Point After. This blog was created when Brendan Garrity and I were discussing just a simple way to express our love for sports. It has now grown to 16 writers and over 23,000 views in just one year. I would like to thank each and every writer, because their insight has been invaluable. They have helped this blog grow to what it is today and I am proud to say that these writers will carry The Point After in the future. I would like to think that we have created a solid message throughout the blog, in that we offer material and opinion that can't be found everywhere else. That was the ultimate goal, because if you just want the cold hard facts you could just go to ESPN. 

Brendan and I want to congratulate all of our writers for all of their hard work. We have reached out to different schools as well as areas around the country in hopes that we can become more than just a bunch of Villanova students. We have writers from Rutgers and UC Boulder, as well as High Schools in New Jersey. Our product only becomes better when we can reach more and more people while keeping our message intact.

Looking back at the year, I simply just think about how this all happened. Brendan and I were simply chatting on Facebook when we thought it'd be a good idea to just start a blog. He created a sample one that night and boom, we're in business. We quickly added writers (David Straple and Joe Balcom), who we felt comfortable with in terms of sports knowledge. They represented two of our best friends and go-to sports people. All of the sudden, we had people asking us to join The Point After. I was simply flattered by all of the offers and saw the opportunity to grow, so we accepted them into the family. Today we stand at 16 writers, but I expect more to join in the near future. We would love nothing more than to get people from outside of the Northeast and into the Midwest, South, and West.

So this is my Thank You to everybody from the The Point After. I would like to give a special Thank You to Anjali Soni, who came up with the name for the blog and was the key designer to the layout. She was instrumental in the initial output and is a key part of the blog. She may not be a writer, but she is simply vital to our operation. Secondly, I would like to thank the writers who have been willing to comment and offer their opinions on the controversial topics in the sports world. The blog would be nothing without the writers.

Last but not least (actually most), I would like to thank all of you, the readers. 23,000 views in one year are not a joke. We couldn't have asked for a better group of readers, who have been instrumental in our growth. Whether it is comments or suggestions, our readers have played a key cog to our development. Thank You so much for everything that you have given us. If you have any ideas, please feel free to email us at or personally at 

Thank You very much for everything and I hope that you have enjoyed the past year. Keep reading and sharing and I promise you that we will get better. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys are awesome and are going to do great things in the future!

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