Recently, I’ve seen some comments about my whereabouts. Well, as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve informally stepped away from A.A as its lead blogger. Today, my stepping down from my post here at A.A. becomes official.
For the first two-plus years of the site’s existence, I had the time and situation to crank out 20 posts a week, often more. As the FanSided Sports Network has advanced — this site’s parent network and a company that my brother Zach and I co-founded — it became clear that I would be needed elsewhere seven days a week in order for the network to succeed. Because I love both my Chiefs and A.A. way too much to half-ass or quarter-ass the lead blogger role, I’ve been looking for my replacement for some time.
Now, before I get to that I want to commend Jeremy, Merlin, Double D, the Old Chief and Randy for their outstanding efforts. They will remain an integral part of the staff here at A.A. Their efforts have been the lifeblood of A.A. during this transition and I think I can speak for all of us Addicts when I say that their efforts are always entertaining and informative.
That being said, we are looking for someone to fill my lead blogger position and are opening this opportunity up to our readership. We have tried other avenues to find a replacement, but have been unsuccessful thus far. This will be a paid position and is a great opportunity. The exposure will be tremendous as A.A. receives strong traffic and is featured at places like SI.com and Google News. The time commitment will be considerable and we’ll be looking for someone who brings a lot to the table, but whoever fills the position will definitely get a lot out of covering their favorite team. To apply, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you Addicts for roughly three of the most enjoyable years of my life. I am truly flattered that so many of you read my writing and became an active part of this community. I will remain on the staff, as will Zach, in a minor role and am planning on contributing special articles from time to time (i.e. The Blueprint series). I am confident that A.A. will be better than ever when we get the lead blogger position filled, because the rest of the staff is as strong as it has ever been.
P.S. – I promised our Royals blogger that I’d eventually get him a shot out over here, and he definitely deserves it. Wally Fish over at Kings of Kauffman (formerly Royales with Cheese, a name which we changed when another site took objection), for my money, delivers more great Royals content than anybody else on the Internet. Definitely check out the site!