Hey all, just a quick post to wish all the people who read / comment / contribute here in any shape or form a Merry Christmas / Fedmas from me. And for those who don't celebrate it, just a big thankyou I guess.
It was hardly a vintage year in terms of Federer's level of performance but the blog has been great fun as always with more people reading and commenting than ever before along with the live chat sessions when Fed is on court proving very addictive / popular too.
The blog has received just under half a million visits this year which is a stat I'm pretty proud of and one I wouldn't have achieved without people sharing blog posts on social networks, writing contributions, commenting and subscribing so thanks 🙂
The comments have again been great to read and reply to this year, lots of debate and opinion, no real trolling / pointless arguing and most of all a strong appreciation for Roger's brand of tennis on all surfaces which is one of the main reasons I started this site.
I won't single anyone out as I'm sure there are many people who just read here and never comment whom I don't know about but I would like to pay special thanks to Sid, Jovica and Gaurav who each contributed a number of posts to the blog over the year that proved very popular and helped diversify things. And also a big thanks to Conal for creating Roger's Best Points of 2013 video which I shared here and is a great compilation and reminds us Fed is still capable of producing the type of shots that no one else can even when in a slump.
As for 2014 live chat will be back for Brisbane which begins at the start of January and I also have a few things planned for the blog throughout the year. I am toying with the idea of launching small forum for some extra discussions be it other players, equipment or your own game.
It's important I get it right though as I don't just want another mish mash of topics full of clutter and noise, it has to offer something a little different to other tennis forums out there and also compliment both blog posts and live chat rather than take over them. Or on the flip side not used by anyone at all. If anyone has ideas for what they'd like on a forum here or whether they want one at all let me know in the comments.
I will probably do another post with some predictions / draw analysis of Brisbane before the year is out as I have some free time now and I'm not a huge Christmas celebrator on the whole so have plenty of hours to kill so stay tuned 🙂
Ready for 2014? Allez!