The blog completes 6 months this week. Thank you all for reading. Six months is a long time– if the blog were an infant, at six months she would start sitting up, teething and perhaps solid food. She would also demonstrate the beginnings of real-person-like behavior. I think that accurately describes my blog.
The blog is at 121 posts, which is a much faster pace than I had originally anticipated. I also post a lot less articles with a statistical bent than I had originally planned.
First of all, a big thanks to anyone who read anything here. A really big thanks to the large number of people who have sent traffic my way:
The Most Popular Posts:
Here are the most popular posts of the first 6 months:
- How Lalit Modi and the BCCI (Almost) Killed Willow TV
- Los Angeles Gangs Take Up Cricket
- #ShankarFacts: The Secret Life of Adrian Shankar
- The 2nd-Most Awesome Thing Ever Said About Javed Miandad
- The Day I Was Dhoni
- How to Read the Redacted ICC Pakistan Spot-Fixing Report
- The History of One Day Cricket: Part I
I am glad that many of the most popular posts are also ones I enjoyed writing the most.
What I Got Right
Here are the posts I am most proud of:
What I Got Wrong
I oversold the Willow story. When barely a dozen people read your blog a day, you don’t take yourself too seriously. My reporting was accurate, but I sensationalized the headline. Never again.
Also, the first half of this is the worst piece I wrote: The Case Against Minnows in the World Cup. Let’s never mention it again.
If it isn’t clear yet, Twitter has turned out to be a huge part of Deep Backward Point– much bigger than I had originally imagined. The conversations, links, re-tweets and rebuttals are the fuel that fire the columns on this site. If you read this blog, and don’t follow me on Twitter, you’re missing part of the story.