A Letter From The Tennis Obsessed

To Whoever Is Reading This,

Thank you for coming here! I really appreciate the interest / continued support / Google search that led you here.

The past week or so I’ve been very conscious of the fact that I haven’t posted anything new at The Tennis Obsessed. It made me feel even worse when I came back to the site and (to my delight) (despite the fact that I still felt worse) saw the number of people who had been regularly visiting, even while no new content was available.

Can I say right now: Please, however long it takes for new posts to materialise, do keep coming back!

Because even though The Tennis Obsessed was simply meant to be a stepping stone on the path to ‘greater things’, I’ve never intended to let it drop – especially not so early on in its life! I’ve got several ideas for directions it could take it in the future. And right now I will announce one of those directions:

The Tennis Obsessed is officially a Blog.

If you’ve been following the site since the beginning of the journey, you may remember that I was mulling over whether this would become a full-on website, or take the form of a traditional blog, And the way things are playing out in my life right now, a tennis blog seems the best way forward for all of us.

I’m college age and still in education. I have a lot of activities that I participate in on a daily to weekly basis, and I fill the rest of my spare time with various forms of writing (more on that later.) It’s better for you guys that you get more infrequent posts when I have something different and worthwhile to say, rather than tons of posts to keep you going… only for them to be stating-the-obvious trash.

So do, please, keep coming back! I really value your support! No doubt during the bigger tournaments things will speed up considerably around here, but outside those events I can pretty much guarantee that there will be at least one post here in each three week period.

Remember that you can follow the blog on twitter @tennisobsessed_ and myself @abigailtennis, in order to keep up with what’s going on in between time!

Now, to my exterior writing! Followers of the blog will be aware of my aim to become an ‘official’ tennis writer, and I’m working hard in pursuing that goal. I have other writing projects headed in different directions, but the tennis writing ambition has taken a step forward! I am now the sportswriter for American website ReadSource, and my first article went up last week, with the second to follow any time now! Inevitably, my first piece was about tennis. It concentrated on the crazy situation surrounding Victoria Azarenka, Eugenie Bouchard and ex-Coach-new-Coach Sam Sumyk. Check it out here!

Last but not least, you may have noticed that I have finally kept to my word and (hopefully!) improved the design around here! I’ve edited bits and pieces, and there’s a new header up that I can’t help feeling proud of. While traditional art has never been a problem for me, technology is my enemy, and it thrilled me that for once nothing went wrong in the process of creating it and getting it up!

But I really, really need your help! Please, all of you, could you send me a tweet via either of the above twitter handles, or email me at thetennisobsessed@gmail.com, and let me know what you think of the blog design? Does the aqua blue background on the computer and tablet versions make the posts hard to read? Are there things that I should add, or take away? Any feedback that you can give me, good or bad, I will take on board, and consequently work to create a blog that you’ll want to come back to. One that isn’t hard on the eyes. But I won’t know how to do this unless you tell me! So please get back to me! Believe me when I say that I want your criticism.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! I hope that you’re all keeping up with the tennis! Don’t forget to drop back in here from time to time…

With a Federer backhand down the line from

Abigail (a.k.a, ‘The Tennis Obsessed’)

 
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