Can you believe it? I find it difficult to but it’s true: today the blog has reached the ripe old age of ten.
Ten eventful years they’ve been too, full of giddy highs and crashing lows, though thankfully we’ve had more of the former than the latter. It sure has been a hell of a ride attempting to chronicle all this but one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.
Starting out on that February morning in 2007, I never imagined for one second that the blog would grow to become the phenomenon that it has. I doubt it ever would have, to be honest, had our fortunes not taken the sharp upward trajectory they did from 2011 onwards.
But grow it has and pretty relentlessly too. The cumulative page view total went over nine million last week and, with a new year of competitive action about to get underway, what happens on the field is set to be mirrored by plenty of action on here as well. It’s part of what we are at this stage.
Although I’d known for ages that this anniversary was coming up, my timing for the day itself has proved to be spectacularly bad as I’m off out the door shortly on a day-long work trip. Not before I finish this post, though, and post too details about a special Mayo News football podcast Rob Murphy and I recorded the other day.
I’ll also be back later on this evening with a retrospective of sorts on ten years of the blog so watch out for that as well then. Here’s to the next decade. Up Mayo.