Planning The Dream!

You've Got To Plan Kids!


I’ve been dreaming again. This one is big. Like, get me out of someone else’s office and doing what I love for me. As my own boss. That kind of big.

I used to work for a sports website. We were modestly successful in driving traffic with our highlight video clips, photos and blogs. And I was very happy writing and managing content every day. But in the end the money holders and decision maker chose to pull the plug on the project when they saw that their user driven platform wasn’t taking off the way they wanted it to.

It sucked losing that gig. I used to brainstorm ideas about improvements and innovations and revenue generation. I used social media and sensational writing to bring in traffic and attention to what we were doing. Hell, I was writing and posting on Christmas morning and New Years day. I loved it. I believed in it. I think I could have made it work.

And so I’ve been dreaming of making it happen. I know that the writing part can be done. I believe in my passion, dedication and skill. I also know that in a successful business model I would be able to bring in other contributors. I have a list in my head already. Maybe you’re on it.

There are hurdles though. A business plan has to be put together to determine the short term and long term viability of the project and the financial requirements involved in start-up and operation. A full design concept has to be developed. Decisions have to be made about functionality. Ideas about how information will be presented need to be ironed out. I need to work with a designer and all around web guru to figure out the realization and implementation of ideas. And I need money. Whether it’s faceless to the public, a partner in running the show or the face of the franchise, it doesn’t matter. That’s the hard part.

Alas, this is a dream that isn’t going to go away. My passion for sports and writing and sharing are big. They always have been. And if there’s a way to make this work, I will find it!

Stay awesome and follow your dreams kids. I know you can do it!

Side Note: Places I’ve written sports – here, tosports.ca, fanshots.com, bluejayshomegames.com, hockey-fan.net, and more!

creator of content, manager of community, writer, tweeter, coffee drinker. sports, comics, movies, food, music & pop culture geek. Proud MoBro.

One comment on Planning The Dream!

  1. Dan Levy says:

    Suggestion: For the links at the bottom in the side note actually link to your blog posts.
    Example – instead of just http://tosports.ca make the link (when clicked) take people to http://www.tosports.ca/category/writers/joshua-murray/
    My $0.02

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Planning The Dream!

You've Got To Plan Kids!


I’ve been dreaming again. This one is big. Like, get me out of someone else’s office and doing what I love for me. As my own boss. That kind of big.

I used to work for a sports website. We were modestly successful in driving traffic with our highlight video clips, photos and blogs. And I was very happy writing and managing content every day. But in the end the money holders and decision maker chose to pull the plug on the project when they saw that their user driven platform wasn’t taking off the way they wanted it to.

It sucked losing that gig. I used to brainstorm ideas about improvements and innovations and revenue generation. I used social media and sensational writing to bring in traffic and attention to what we were doing. Hell, I was writing and posting on Christmas morning and New Years day. I loved it. I believed in it. I think I could have made it work.

And so I’ve been dreaming of making it happen. I know that the writing part can be done. I believe in my passion, dedication and skill. I also know that in a successful business model I would be able to bring in other contributors. I have a list in my head already. Maybe you’re on it.

There are hurdles though. A business plan has to be put together to determine the short term and long term viability of the project and the financial requirements involved in start-up and operation. A full design concept has to be developed. Decisions have to be made about functionality. Ideas about how information will be presented need to be ironed out. I need to work with a designer and all around web guru to figure out the realization and implementation of ideas. And I need money. Whether it’s faceless to the public, a partner in running the show or the face of the franchise, it doesn’t matter. That’s the hard part.

Alas, this is a dream that isn’t going to go away. My passion for sports and writing and sharing are big. They always have been. And if there’s a way to make this work, I will find it!

Stay awesome and follow your dreams kids. I know you can do it!

Side Note: Places I’ve written sports – here, tosports.ca, fanshots.com, bluejayshomegames.com, hockey-fan.net, and more!

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