November 26, 2014

dodgerfan.net Celebrates Second Anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but dodgerfan.net is celebrating it’s two-year anniversary this week.  As such, we wanted to pause and give thanks to all of the great people and moments that have made the past year so successful.

In terms of numbers, dodgerfan.net grew at an extremely rapid pace and we more than quadrupled our readership over the past 12 months, with readers from every state and an additional 94 countries.  While that’s a fantastic accomplishment for the two of us that run this site, we really owe our success to those that have read our work, supported us and challenged us with their own great content and perspective.  As a result, we feel more like veterans of the Dodger blogger community every day.

We definitely owe a huge amount of thanks to Josh Rawitch, VP of Communications for the Dodgers and his team of professionals.  Josh’s forward-thinking approach to social media over the past several years has exponentially enriched our coverage and joy for what we put into this site.  That approach seems to also spread throughout the organization, so our appreciation also extends to Ned Colletti, Joe Torre, Dennis Mannion and the rest of the Dodgers organization who put up with us throughout the year.

We also want to thank our fellow Dodger bloggers and members of the media we’ve either met in the press box at Chavez Ravine, or just had a chance to get to know better this past year.  There simply are too many folks to name here, but some of the people that supported us, given us poitners on proper locker room etiquette, or have just influenced how we cover the team in 2009 include Dylan Hernandez, Diamond Leung, Ken Levine, Tony Jackson, Eric Stephen, Orel and Sax, Josh Suchon and Jon Weisman.   There’s a great sense of community among Dodger bloggers, writers and readers, and you all make that possible.

Finally, there were a number of great moments for us this past year (most notably the organization credentialing bloggers for the press box), s0 if you’re up for a trip down memory lane, check out the following:

- The Opening of Camelback Ranch

- Blogger Night, Part II

- Bloggers in the Press Box

- dodgerfan.net on TV (scary stuff!)

Finally, thanks again to all of you that read and comment on our content.  We started this site out as lifelong Dodger fans wanting to experiment in social media, and while it’s been far more time consuming than we could have ever expected, we’ve gained far more than that as we provide our take on the team, both on and off the field.  We look forward to continuing that dialogue with you in 2010 beyond, and can’t wait to discover what the future holds for dodgerfan.net, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger fans everywhere. 

Thanks again!

Chris and Alex

Comments

  1. Chris & Alex,

    Congratulations on the anniversary! I always enjoy your unique perspective on the Dodgers. Here’s to a great year #3.

  2. Thanks Eric, that means a lot coming from you! Congratulations to you as well on your anniversary with True Blue LA. You guys continue to kill it over there, day in and day out. It’s something we aspire to do.

  3. I’m late on this, but congrats! It’s a fine community we belong to. Great job with the off-season coverage, too.