I’m going to be brief with this post since the real message I want to deliver was posted on our NHL main page Too Many Men On The Site. As you will read in that article, I am discussing the issue of Press Credentials for bloggers writers. You can see that I am trying to get away from the words, blogger, and blog. I prefer to use the terms writer and site. It all goes with the phrase “it’s not always what you say, but how you say it”. Or, my all-time favourite, “it’s all in the delivery”.
Back to the matter at hand. I write for the Florida Panthers and the FanSided network because first and foremost, I am a fan of this game. I passionately love hockey from A to Z, up, down, backwards and forwards. I do this also because I have something to say, and I want to give my readers perpsective that’s different than what you get from normal media outlets. It’s something that I do not get paid for, nor do I represent the Florida Panthers, or the NHL in any way shape or form.
That said, I can reserve the right to have freedom of speech. I can voice my opinions, make jokes, be sarcastic, and be truthful without feeling as though my writing will get edited by my “boss”. While getting press credentials seems very important to some and please don’t get me wrong, it’s a tremendous chance for anyone that does, I prefer at this stage to be in the background.
Why? My article explains it, and you may or may not agree with me. Just know this. I want to provide honest, truthful observations about this team without the scrutinization of anyone except for readers. I also don;t want to feel as though my style has to change. You may not agree with that either, but that’s what makes this fun for all of us! I love comments. Make them as often as you like, and you know I respond. The interaction is great, and I look forward to more of it.
Read the article, tell me what you think. Maybe we can all get together and have a “Party” and discuss it. :)
Thanks for reading.