A birthday and a tip
Tuesday will mark the one-year anniversary of MLBlogs, and we plan to do it up right all that day. The "hard launch" of MLBlogs.com was actually at the end of last April, with the promotion on the MLB.com homepage and 30 club sites, but it all literally began on April 18, 2005, when Tommy Lasorda saved the first post to an MLBlog and started a new mode of baseball content and communication.
We’ll talk more about that on Tuesday. For now, here’s a helpful tip to MLBloggers who have inquired about the subject. Spent some time here at the MLB.com offices last night with Zack Hample, known affectionately to many around the MLBlogosphere as The Baseball Collector. Zack noted that his Archives on the side panel only go back to July 2005, because the max it will show in that area are the previous 10 months. And that is especially significant to people like him, because he already has written one book about his baseball-snagging adventures (No. 2,800 is approaching) and is able to use his MLBlog to document his hobby for whatever might be ahead.
To go beyond those 10 months, just click on the bottom month on the list. Then at the top of that page you will see what is captured on the screenshot here.
Click the June 2005 link, and just keep clicking the first link on each subsequent page to go back or ahead or to the main page. You will find your way to that author’s first post, whoever it may be. Typepad has them all archived. And they also should be readily available to you under "List Posts" in your blog software.
Anything special you want to see throughout the Tuesday blogfest, besides all of your favorite bloggers posting around the clock like they’re Ernest Hemingway? Can we blog and eat our birthday cake, too?