welcome to my foray into the blogosphere. I’m a little uncomfortable with things such as fan pages and social media in general, so in an effort to avoid being overly self-absorbed and narcissistic, I want to call this an interaction blog. I also find it utterly ridiculous when people tweet the menial tasks they are doing throughout the day, so I pledge to you to only tweet about things of substance.
I’ve started the blog and facebook page to do a number of things. I want to interact with Twins fans and the good people of upstate NY about baseball, various things off the field and in the news that I or you would like to weigh in on.
I run a camp in my hometown of Queensbury, NY and want to use social media to provide information about it and help with registration.
Lastly, I want to help promote certain charities or causes I feel strongly about with you. I thought I had an original idea to support our service men and women by sending them a personalized care package when they are deployed overseas. I want to highlight them on the site each month, with their consent of course, and then send them a care package of things they could use and appreciate. Things such as magazines, calling cards, ipods and personal letters people send in, I would bundle together with other things anyone else wants to send in and mail overseas. I found out there’s a charity called operation shoebox that operates exactly how I wanted this to run, though it doesn’t prohibit my much smaller operation from taking off.
As far as the season goes, I’d say 7-3 is pretty solid start, especially against three quality teams in the Angels, White Sox and Red Sox. Major League baseball does a nice job celebrating Jackie Robinson day, marking his original debut from April 15, 1947, by having every player wear his #42. Honoring this great man and icon hopefully changes many of the usual April 15th conversations in which most people are using expletives as they file their income taxes.
I’d love to hear from you guys, as I said this is an interaction blog.