Gordy here- interrupting your scheduled programming of the Bonker Beat for a mid-week news update.
The experience so far of launching this blog and putting myself out there to all of you has been more impactful than I could have ever imagined when I first started thinking about this as a passion project. I actually tuned up the Bonker Beat last September, to an audience of basically one (Shoutout my girlfriend Amanda) and a few of my friends, but just let it go and put it on the back burner. I wasn't bought in. I thought I had the potential to make something from the collections of my thoughts and my interests, but when push came to shove, I kept it close to the chest and never really let it rip. Well I'm here to tell you that this time its different.
Since putting out the initial blog a month ago, I've felt a feeling in me that matches the feeling I get when I hear Bruce Springsteen give his countdown right before "The Highway's Jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive" line in Born To Run. If you know me, then you know how fired up I am from that statement alone.
So this time I am buying into the Bonker Beat, quite literally. Today I bought the domain name for TheBonkerBeat.com. I even invested into some really cool social media marketing capabilities and SEO tools to help start getting the Beat seen on Google. I really believe this is just the beginning of something very special. I want to thank all of my friends, teammates, co-workers, family, and network that have reached out the last couple weeks and sent me a note of encouragement about the blog. Your support has meant more to me than you know. I haven't felt this connected to people in a very long time, and the sense of purpose and passion I have felt while thinking about the potential of not only this blog, but the future of my content to come, is really freaking exciting.
So I'll see you all on Sunday. 'Till then,
The Beat goes on...