NOT THE END. A NEW BEGINNING
Well, this is it. The 450th and last post to Cock & Fire.
I'm moving to SB Nation. The new site is:
Garnet and Black Attack
I write this glad and hopeful for the opportunity the move presents. But it is also a little bittersweet.
I loved doing Cock & Fire this way, establishing the site on my own, the Internet equivalent of the old land claims in the West. And there was something rewarding about seeing people reading something I had worked hard to produce.
But SB Nation is a great place for sports blogs, and it's an honor to have your name up there with the likes of Sunday Morning QB, Burnt Orange Nation, Dawg Sports, Roll Bama Roll, et al. In fact, I don't think there's a college football blog at SB Nation that I haven't read at least once, and I've never read one I wouldn't recommend.
And as I considered the move, something else came to mind: I don't have the talent to promote a blog enough to catch up to the platform SB Nation offers, I don't have the technical ability to do the bells and whistles they can do, and I don't have the equipment to build a community the way an SB Nation site can. And that community is something I want to build.
In other words, I can provide the content, but they can build a better blog around it.
All that put together really made it an easy decision. I've loved my time here, and I'll always remember fondly the readers and commenters and even the hecklers that made it all possible. Thank you for finding a few minutes out of your day to look at what I did, and hopefully you figured out what I was trying to do at least half the time. Because if you did, you were doing a better job of figuring it out than I was.
It's been a fun ride so far. I look forward to continuing it, and having even more fun, at my new blogging home.
Hope to see you there.