My name is John, and I post as NorthStateBlues.
I am a Dodgers fan, and have decided to start a blog on Blogger because I feel like I can write freely here, as opposed to the constraints applied on the MLBlogs Network. Don't get me wrong, I love MLBlogs, and will probably still post there at points, but wanted to try something new.
I started DodgerBlogging as somewhat of a joke. I was bored, and was drawing a picture of a Dodger during a game where they were losing in '08, and then they came back and won. So I kept drawing, and they kept winning (for a while). My Blog was well received, even garnering a link from Alyssa Milano's baseball blog, but I tapered off my posts. Why? Well, I was trying to finish up college, and I tend to be a better writer than a drawer. Plus, my drawing's weren't Picassos, so I focused on other things.
My influences are wide and varied, the biggest ones sports-wise being the pessimistic and now semi-defunct Dodger Blues , and the eternally optimistic and always informative Vin Scully is my Homeboy . I usually comment on the Dodgers' Official Front Office blog as well, Josh Rawitch has always asked for fan feedback, and I usually oblige, for better or worse.
Not wanting to be hypocritical criticizing Baseball from a MLB blog, I decided to take my criticisms away from MLB and into the BloggerSphere, where I am my own moderator.
So I hope everyone enjoys what I hope is the start of a more meaningful blogging experience from me. One where I can put my writing to task.