Seasonal greetings to you. Normally at this time I’d bring you the latest from Pittodrie but seeing as we’re all a bit pre-occupied with Christmas (eating and drinking counts as occupied) I thought I’d take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to thank you for your support during 2017.
It’s been a great year for the blog but any success is only down to the reaction I get from all of you. The year started with the American Takeover, before we moved on to Ajax, the 20 year anniversary events and now Aberdeen. We’ve given away prizes, we’ve interviewed some great fans (even Bjorn Heidenstrom!) of the game, released a second book and been invited on podcasts. The Classic CM community is stronger than ever and you should all be very proud of yourselves. Without you, there is no me (well, you know what I mean) so I can never thank you enough for liking, re-tweeting, tagging and all those other words which mean more people see what we’re up to over here.
I must also thank the two Matt’s, who have become guest bloggers, as well as MK who did a shift for me earlier in the year. As I mentioned during the 20 year update, my ambition for 2018 is to get more regular bloggers involved and have a constant selection of content for you, which is easier said than done. We’ve got another guest blogger signed up to start in January so the more the merrier, we just need new ideas.
I have a couple of things in mind, what with it being a World Cup year, but there’s plenty of mileage in the Aberdeen save yet. That’ll be back in January.
On a personal level, this blog has taken me further than I could imagine. I was able to cover a match live from the press box a few months ago, which has long been a dream of mine, and it all traces back to starting this blog about a game from 20 years ago. If you’re considering writing, give it a go. You don’t know who is watching and reading, but you do know that nobody is reading if it’s never been written.
I’ve posted the final CM Advent so go and check that on Twitter if you haven’t already, but all that’s left for me to say is have a great Christmas and a wonderful new year and I hope to see you back here in January.