Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wilcommen Bienvenue Welcome!

Hi everyone, and welcome to SmashBlogs!

A bit of history to start...

For years now we've had the Smash forum community. Starting out as an offshoot of the SmashWrestling site, what was a wrestling forum soon became "Smashlife" - a site for discussing pretty much anything. And we did. We saw Dis-X, the rise of Shibby-ness, Spurs v Arsenal debates (a lot of them...), Alan Lee worshipping, fantasy baseball/football/march madness, movies, music, short lived quizzes, games that never ended, great jokes, bad was great

Unfortunately and for unknown reasons, the site went down last year. A small group of us stayed in touch on Facebook or independantly, but our online clubhouse was gone. After a few months, I got a job as a professional Forum moderator and that made me think about whether we could bring back the good old days. I spoke with the guys, found out they would be up for it too and lo! Smash was reborn as! Word went out and, whilst we're still short a few guys, the team is back together again.

The thing is, whilst we can talk about pretty much anything in the forum, it tends to be short bursts of read-respond-read between people who know have known each other for years. Blogging is different - you can make a long and serious point yourself about what you wantever to talk about - just put it out there without thinking "will this start a conversation...?" And a lot of us have a lot to say. Plus, of course, we want to bring new people in, to keep the forum growing and vibrant.

So I spoke with my fellow Mods - Sweatsock and BoD - and we decided that we to bring in something different, a new angle. Hence SmashBlogs...Some of the biggest posters on the boards getting the chance to stretch their legs and show the world what they're really thinking.

Enjoy...and then come meet the bloggers on the boards!


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