Let me re-introduce myself: I am The Pink Puck’s Editor-in-Chief.
Many of you have been avid readers of our site since it’s inception, others of you may find this post as your first visit. However you reached us, I hope you come back regularly.
Beginning in October — we will launch into another season with one another. As the new season approaches, I find myself asking similar questions: what is a hockey site and what can it be in our always changing world. At the end of the day, we strive to bring you creative content, articles, opinions and projects that you won’t find on any other site in addition to news about hockey past, present and future . I will be the first to admit that vision is a difficult one and a daily struggle; but a struggle that reaps rewards in the form of our amazing fanbase and readership.
Technology and social media are ever changing. Some evenings I go to bed and wake up to an entirely new trend — our site and contributors as a whole thrive on learning about these changes and adjusting our strides off the ice, while keeping up-to-date with the ones on it.
One technology that continues to grow is the inclusion of videos in blog posts, aka vlogs. Personally, I have never shied away from videos, photographs, etc. I have spent some time modeling and still do so for small campaigns and companies. Why am I telling you this? Because no matter how comfortable you are in front of a camera, it will not prepare you for how vulnerable you feel when attempting a vlog.
This season, we will begin to include a weekly vlog, varying in subject matter on the site. I will admit to you right now, that my first attempt is choppy in editing (I have never used iMovie before) and awkward. Bear with me, after all this is preseason — that time when we are all getting our legs under us. As the season skates into view, not only myself but other Pink Puck contributors will be lending a glove save or a saucer pass to the vlog adventure.
My Blueberry Crumble vlog may not receive many stick taps, but I promise the content and creativity will be there moving forward.
I look forward to sharing another hockey season with each and every one of you.
Vlog Attempt Number 1