The Eclectic Quill

July 8, 2008


Filed under: About Me — Kelly @ 2:54 pm

I begin blogging a bit over a year ago on Sporting News . There I rediscovered a long lost love for writing and made many friends. In that year I had my blogs viewed more than 100,000 times and started considering reaching out into a new endeavor. Most of the blogs I’ve written to this point have been sports related but I’m not merely a sports related person.

Now that’s not to say that all the blogs there were sports related, there were some that are personal and others that are political, but considering the venue I more or less restricted myeslf from engaging in too much discussion of certain things. It merely wasn’t in my consideration appropriate. Still, the itch is there to consider these things, to learn by writing (which it is my estimation that any good writer will do) and to perhaps, teach some too.

The blogs from this point forward, which I blog there will also be posted here, but there will be many that are posted here, which are not there. This is my chance to reach out, stretch and expand my mind and hopefully, to a point, gain some new readers and friends in the process.

This endeavor is a tad more risky and a lot more difficult. There, it was simple to find a community to read my entries, TSN did all of that for me. This will require more of an endeavor on my part to reach out and find new readers and to learn how to do that. In fact it is likely that few, if any, besides myself and my younger brother who helped me get this set up will ever read this entry but who knows what can evolve from this meager beginning?

There will be sports discussed here, you can be certain of that. There will be politics as well, especially as we get closer to the election. What else? I don’t know. Perhaps a little of God here and there. Whatever suits my fancy. As this is entirely "my" blog it will be entirely my rules and as such I will blog on whatever topic I deem fit. Harrumph!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great site!

    I’ll be back to see more of your blogs here on The Eclectic Quill!

    Comment by NewfieGoneWild — July 9, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  2. Your new site looks great, I’m interested in reading a wider variety of topics for sure! You are correct that TSN did all of us a great service in expanding our audience, but I think it’s great how many bloggers have recently “branched out” into their own personal blogs.

    I’ll be sure to stop by often, and I’ve bookmarked your new blog on mine as well. Best of luck with the endeaver!
    -Chris (fanofreds from TSN)

    Comment by fanofreds — July 9, 2008 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  3. Nicely done Kelly…

    Comment by MadMan — July 9, 2008 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  4. Happy new blog. I still think you need a multicolored porcupine as a logo and mascot.

    Comment by Kurtis — July 9, 2008 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  5. I wish you Many Returns! Include the URL on your TSN Profile! SharpTusk

    Comment by SharpTusk — July 9, 2008 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  6. I look forward to a freer, wider range of topics from your eclectic quill. Just keep it sharpened. Welcome! Lew

    Comment by Lew Troop — July 9, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  7. Great new site backell! I will be back to visit more often…looking forward to your thoughts on the world of politics and religion.

    bw (from tsn)

    Comment by bwsmith25 — July 9, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  8. A nice website and I will definately be visiting it often.

    Comment by redsfan5 — July 9, 2008 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  9. Looks great. I’ll be by often. Congrats!

    Comment by ShakySpker — July 9, 2008 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  10. Hey Kelly,

    Nice website you have going here. I know what you mean having to branch out to discuss politics and such away from a sporting blog.

    I’ll be sure to add you to some of my site links.

    Take care.

    Dave(Big Sooners fan)

    Comment by David Funk — July 9, 2008 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  11. Looks like a lot of fun. I’ll be dropping by. THanks for adding me to your list…I’ll be returning the favor shortly.

    Comment by Karmic Boomerang — July 9, 2008 @ 8:31 pm | Reply

  12. Great Post Kelly.. It’s hard not to call you backell…

    Comment by TMAC2 — July 9, 2008 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

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