They shut down my Colts fan board again.
I started visiting with online Colts fans several years ago when I finally got a laptop and could sit in comfort while surfing the net.
I had a great time on myColts.net because the people there liked having fun with each other, when I finally got tickets to see the Colts for the first time one of the members met me at the game. It was like finally meeting an old friend for the first time.
I blogged and blogged, sometimes trying to win a contest that awarded TVs every week for the best one. Usually I just wrote because the urge hit me and I wanted to relate experiences or superstitions with the Colts, the fans, and "the big game" which was every week when the Colts were on.
I tried to win contests--they were giving away game balls every week identifying you as the "Fan of the week" with the final score and the opponent of the week---unfortunately I never won, one of the great regrets of my life.
But mostly I wrote letters to friends I had made by us sharing with each other about the Colts.
I really miss myColts.net
Then one day they said "we're merging with another board so start going there" So I started using Colts direct.
To my dismay many of my online friends didn't go, so I started writing again hoping to find the magic I had left behind.
After a few months things were looking up, it wasn't as much fun, the Colts had lost their star quarterback and the new board seemed to have a lot of "fair weather fans" that quit posting when the team quit winning.
It wasn't fun yet, but it wasn't bad either.
Then one day the moderators came along and said "hey, we're uniting on one fan board so let's go!"
We were moving again and I hadn't even gotten comfortable in the last one yet.....
So here I am, a newbie again. Postings total under 100, likes barely into double digits and I'm starting over again. Not a real warm place yet, seems to have some folks here that don't look for the good in others, they seem to relish negativity and criticism.
Maybe it's just that I am the new guy and I haven't had time to get acquainted and I'm just misunderstanding the responses that seem less than friendly. I'm gonna stick around and see if I can find someone that will read my meaningless drivel, the ramblings of an old ex-hippie who finally settled down (but I refuse to grow up) and likes to put his thoughts into words.
It's late, I'm tired after a shift at work today. I have tomorrow off and it's sure to be a great day!
Goodnight from Indiana Avenue.