Liam and I would like to personally apologize for the frustrations that you, our readers, had this year while attempting to access our blog. During the fall semester, while I was acting as the sports editor for The Daily Free Press, the website for the newspaper started experiencing issues which made it almost impossible to access the FreeP’s website. Due to the Boston Hockey Blog being an extension of the FreeP, our website also had issues. Being the sports editor, I sat in on meetings with the rest of the editorial board and we all shared the same frustrations about the website.
Over the course of the season, both Liam and I know that a large amount of readers became frustrated with their inability to go onto our website and follow the team. Personally, I made it a point to reach out to every person who shared their frustration with us via a direct message either through Facebook or Twitter. During those interactions with the readers, I felt awful that people were could not follow the team the way they have done for years. If any regular readers of our blog lost faith in us due to the issues with the website and ultimately decided not to log onto our website anymore, both Liam and I feel truly awful.
However, we would personally like to thank all the readers who stuck with us during our issues — those who were persistent in trying to log on even when they had the message “error establishing database connection.” You are all the reason we do this. You are all why both Liam and I love covering the team so much. Yes, we are both avid sports fans, but having such a loyal base of readers makes covering the Boston University men’s hockey team so extra special. Although there are only a few games left this season, Liam and I promise to cover the team the way you came to expect the blog to do so.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to Matt at [email protected].