Wow, I don’t know what to say! You guys have blown me away with your responses to my last post. I really did not expect to get that kind of feedback from you! You can’t know what this means to me. You have given me the best birthday present I could ever hope to get. I am just amazed at the quantity and quality of responses I got. I know this blog is about Roger and not me, but I simply have to make another post to thank you guys. First let me thank Roger though, because without him this blog would not be possible and I wouldn’t have such awesome readers. I have been totally flattered and humbled by your comments. You guys have touched my heart almost to the point of tears on my special day. It is fantastic to know that I have been that much of a ‘link’ between Roger and his fans. It is truly humbling.
I started this blog only because I loved Roger and his tennis, and felt like I had something to give. But I never planned or expected that I would become a sort of link between Roger and his fans. So many of you have said that I have enhanced your Federer experience, and that being a Fedfan would not be the same without my blog. Once again I am humbled and it gives me great joy to know. You have really defined my role through your comments and support. So many people have commented to wish me a happy birthday and explain what this blog means to them. There were also a lot of people that commented who have not commented before. Some people commented that they have not missed a single post! I was just amazed that I have so many passionate and loyal followers.
I also know that you are honest and sincere people, and that each of your comments came from the heart. That is just the kind of people Fedfans and my blog readers are. Your comments is something that I treasure and will go back to read again and again. I had so much fun interacting with you guys and getting to know you some more. This is also one of the reasons I want to start some kind of community where we can interact even more. I love you guys. I want you to know that. This is really about Roger and his fans, while I am just another fan who likes to write about tennis. Yet you have managed to make me feel like and indispensable part of the whole process. That is a huge compliment to me and I want to thank you for that. I don’t even feel like I have done much to make this place what it is.
I have never tried to make this into a specific ‘type’ of blog. I was just trying to be objective and honest. But you my readers have turned it into a supportive and caring environment. I don’t even feel like I am a particularly supportive and caring person. I am just someone who says things as I see them, and as you know is the case with Roger, that can get you in trouble with people and get you criticized. You are really the ones that makes this blog into a nice environment. So I want to thank you for that because that draws more people here as well. I am also proud to announce that my blog is now on the first page of Google, as one of my readers filled me in. With all the stuff out there on the web about Roger, this is a huge achievement for me and you. This truly is now one of the most popular Federer websites out there.
Getting ahead of Wikipedia, RF.com, Roger’s Facebook profile, and Roger’s ATP profile will be hard, but I think we can go higher up still and make this an even more popular website. I do realize that the future of this blog is uncertain at this point, but I am currently negotiating with another big Fedfan who is good with building websites, as that has never been my forte. So I am hopeful that we can expand my blog and make it into something even better. Things are uncertain, and although uncertainty can be scary, its is a good thing because it brings forth new opportunities and growth, as a prolific commenter of this blog pointed out. The important thing is to remain optimistic, and no one sets a better example in that regard than the GOAT himself. So wherever you are and whatever is going on in your life, remember this lesson from the great Roger Federer!
Love you all and thanks again!