Friday, December 31, 2010

Apologia

Right around the last time I posted here, my husband warned me I'd have to give up the blog. I didn't want to believe him, but here we are, more than six months since I whined poetic about the Fed Cup. What happened to the Naf?
Well. I got the job of my dreams -- plus kept my old one. It's been a lot of fun and a lot of work which left me with little spare time. So I had to decide whether to play tennis or write about it. Let's just say I managed to get my USTA ranking bumped up.
As for this blog, I feel bad. I'm a little undecided on what to do. End it completely or try to hold out until I only have one job. I'll come up with a decision soon, although regardless of the job situation, things are only going to get busier in the new year. Regardless, it's fair to at least address my poor lonely corner of the blogosphere, just in case there's still someone out there. While I've never been rewarded with a large readership, this was just plain fun to do -- going through draws, touching base with other tennis nuts and other great stuff.
I will wrap with a few predictions and observations from 2010 and looking to 2011:
1. Dinara Safina. Name sounds familiar. Hm. No, gimme a minute ...
2. I still believe in Andy Murray. This is his year. Seriously, it's this year.
3. I'm not saying I don't believe Serena Williams, but I want to see this cut. That's all I'm saying.
4. Women's tennis is starting to bore the crap out of me. Will we ever see a drag-out, hair-pulling slam final again?!?
5. With all the year-end reviews, I am so over this John Isner-Nic Mahut match. True, no one will ever do that again, and it was cool in that respect. But how about that one rally they had, pulling each other all over the court with expert shotmaking? You don't remember that? Exactly.
6. I think Nadal stays at No. 1, but winning the Aussie Open for a Rafa Slam might be a lot to ask.
That's all I got. Anyone still there?

8 comments:

Topaz said...

Heck yeah, someone's still here! I let my own blog go...so I know how you feel, but I also know it is still there for me to go back to, and I had ZERO readers!

Naf said...

Hey, Topaz! Thanks for the note -- I might go ahead and keep it up, just in case I actually find time for it again. Besides, I spent a lot of time on that logo! :)

tennisisserved said...

Hi Naf

long time no see...

Please don't let the blog go - believe it or not I for one have enjoyed your ramblings. I can understand being overworked - even the odd short update would be fun and wortwhile. It's great having different voices and yours has been nothing if not unique.

Good luck!

Naf said...

Thanks! Glad to see someone's still at it! Thanks for the kind words ... I will try to return in the next couple months if things slow down. I just don't want to do it if I can't do it the way I want to do it, you know? We shall see.

TennisAce said...

Hi Naf, you made me laugh just reading your blog. Even if you do not have a lot of readers, I find that just putting your thoughts into words and posting it in the blogsphere helps sometimes. I have my own little personal tennis blog and while it is about women's tennis (and no it is not boring), some days I will touch on the men's game, some days I will rant about the never ending FeDal wars, some days it is about the media bias etc.

You cannot always post a long comment on someone else's blog, but if you check your reader thing you will see how many visits you get etc and know that even though folks may not post, they still appreciate what you do.

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