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#141 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 03:15 PM

Congrats, Chris!


Thanks goes to you and the rest of the posters here.  It's appreciated that you guys choose to come back and talk sports each day. 


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#142 Don Quixote

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:09 AM

Took us longer than it should have to get from 700k to 800k...  but that's largely due to how poor the Orioles were last year. 

800k posts... not too shabby!

 

Even if the W-L trends are as forecasted, I think the differences in organizational makeup and vision might help the posting pace...eventually.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:04 PM

As a newcomer, I really appreciate having this board. When the Sun closed their forums, I was pretty bummed, because I was a daily visitor, like I am here. The O's/Ravens talk is great, but the bonus of BSL is the active music and movie conversations. The Sun had those forums, but they were rarely utilized.   


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#144 Mike B

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:10 PM

Took us longer than it should have to get from 700k to 800k...  but that's largely due to how poor the Orioles were last year. 

800k posts... not too shabby!

Congrats Chris.. heading for a million.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:53 PM

As of September 25th 2019

 

2) BSLRobShields 84,119

3) Ricker Says 43,363

4) Mackus 41,334

5) Pedro Cerrano 29,127

6) Oriole85 26,321

7) BSLMichaelWeber 25,456

8) fishteacher 24,260

9) DJ MC 23,035

10) BSLChrisBacon 21,255

11) RShack 19,483

12) BSLMikeRandall 19,374

13) BSLSeanJester 18,462

14) MikeB 15,285

15) BSLSethBondroff 13,422

16) Markus 13,363

17) BSLMikeLowe 12,867

18) BaltBird24 12,345

19) SammyBirdland 12,019

20) JeremyStrain 11,152

 

 

21) Don Quixote 10,502

22) BSLBobPhelan 8,910

23) Russ 8,809

24) BSLGabeFerguson 8,186

25) McNulty 7,624

26) jkough1 7,457

27) CA-Oriole 7,323

28) Dupin 6,652

29) dude 6,517

30) Icterus galbula 6,208

31) BSLSteveBirrer 5,876

32) DuffMan 5,774

33) Adam Wolff 5,261

34) The Epic 4,958

35) JeffLong 4,826

36) Matt_P 4,552

37) Coker 4,510

38) Nigel Tufnel 4,351

39) Cisc-O's 4,044

40) BSLZackKiesel 3,890

 

41) Biggsy 2,961

42) PD24 2,658

43) Matt 2,571

44) B00E00N00 2,513

45) Mark Carver 2,216

46) Greg Pappas 2,211

47) Patrick Dougherty 2,204

48) glenn_davis 2,069

49) FlavaDave10 1,898

50) RZNJ 1,819

51) MKlein76 1,818

52) Stringer Bell 1,780

53) LanceRinker 1,736

54) Hooded Viper 1,730

55) FFH 1,553

56) ChaosLex 1,533

57) JTrea81 1,387

58) tennO'sfan 1,314

59) ravens8589 1,306

60) russsnyder 1,243

 

61) Moose Milligan 1,206

62) Dr. FLK 1,190

63) Miller192 1,185

64) Mashed Potatoes 1,149

65) bmore_ken 1,125

66) weird-O 1,091

67) Tucker Blair 1,074

68) Bmore Irish 1,032

69) primetime 942

70) MattJergensen 934

71) esporter 917

72) clapdiddy 872

73) mdrunning 828

74) jamesdean 799

75) ll BuonO 743

76) Gooch 728

77) cprenegade 727

78) Domenic 717

79) vatech1994 710

80) Slidemaster 681

 

81) RampageBassoon 662

82) Nuclear Dish 573

83) Jon Shepherd 562

84) Brobey 561

85) 1970 558

86) Can_of_corn 557

87) Stotle 529

88) Steve55 512

89) oldballcoach 509

90) waroriole 502

91) KRL224 495

92) DBean 482

93) Thirteen 469

94) aurelius 458

95) DanBryden 440

96) GreyhoundAlum 419

97) 85Knight 417

98) MDtransplant757  391

99) Luke Jackson 386

100) ivanbalt 377



#146 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:03 PM

101) Kevin Ebert 367

102) hallas 348

103) Tyler Bingaman 332

104) Genius Movement 307

105) jasterps 297

106) Dystopia 291

107) JBMAD 290

108) Michael Keltics 282

109) Ravens2006 280

110) ShawnBrubaker 278

111) CrimsonTribe 267

112) Why Not? 267

113) Chris Worthington 266

114) ravens82 253

115) BSLWillieSeanCoughlan 247

116) BCFan 243

117) JamesGallden 230

118) ShoNuff07 221

119) ECF 207

120) tpjs1 203

 

121) mdak06 198

122) scOtt 193

123) ncicere 193

124) JHTerp01 187

125) Stallion77 186

126) MattCLund 186

127) 211sports 173

128) GaryArmida 173

129) OldSchool 168

130) Ovechkin8  166

131) NadeemK 164

132) 11ROVER 163

133) glorydays 160

134) B-more Ravor 155

135) TerpInTheSouth 154

136) TSMarine 153

137) CTSchwink 153

138) Atomtastic 152

139) ChrisGarman 150

140) JStruds 150



#147 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:06 PM

141) dandrews 149

142) fan4life 146

143) BrandonWarne 145

144) Thyrl 144

145) BSLRaphielleJohnson 139

146) erb8472  137

147) Zwolfe0 135

148) Slappy 131

149) Beesemode 127

150) bmoreb 122

151) DerekESR 119

152) chrismonty 118

153) SaintBull 117
154) Bosibus 113

155) Oldtime 113

156) MarkBullock 112

157) TomPeace 111

158) BSLZachSpedden 107

159) RobHabib 107

160) CMU27 106



#148 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 01:43 PM

We're at just under 909k total posts on the site.  Let's see how long it takes to hit 1M.



#149 Mike B

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:09 PM

We're at just under 909k total posts on the site.  Let's see how long it takes to hit 1M.

The Ravens are trying to help.  Nothing drives the posts, like the local team facing adversity. :-P


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#150 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:56 AM

We're at just under 909k total posts on the site.  Let's see how long it takes to hit 1M.


We will hit 925k later this morning.  75k away.


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#151 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:16 AM

We will hit 950k shortly. 50k away.  

Probably about a year from 1M.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 01:09 PM

We will hit 950k shortly. 50k away.  

Probably about a year from 1M.

Could get there in 8 weeks for sure if the Ravens struggle against the Chiefs again. 

 

THE SKY IS FALLING!!! 


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Posted 24 December 2021 - 01:48 PM

Up over 976k posts...  few months away from 1M. 

Thanks all!


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#154 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 01:26 PM

I launched BSL Jan. 7th, 2009.
 

 



At the time I was working for a great company but pretty miserable in my position. BSL was a cathartic diversion for me. We had some incremental success, and the audience grew.

We spent years attempting to obtain a fairly minimal investment to grow further - but repeatedly we were turned down by banks, Angel Investors, VC's. This made for some very lean and tough years.

Ultimately, that lack of immediate larger success might have been for the best. Necessity (and desperation) is the mother of invention! We revised our business plan multiple times, and gained additional needed experience through a number of other professional stops. I was able to take something from each of those experiences.

Are we a finished product? No, but we are self-sustaining at this point, and poised for a lot of growth going forward.

BSL has a great writing staff ( https://lnkd.in/eeV_PUY ) that I'm very proud about. It's also been rewarding to see 4 of our previous writers go on to work for MLB teams, while others have left us and contributed to ESPN, CBS, FOX Sports, BP, FanGraphs, etc.


Other components of BSL are:

Baltimore Metro Business Development (BMBD)
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Baltimore Pacesetters
baltimorepacesetters.com

 



Annapolis Pacesetters
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&

Baltimore 2029
baltimore2029.com

 



When I started a blog with nobody but close friends and family reading; I didn't anticipate that leading to running networking events and business development groups. It's just how things organically grew.

All development is not linear. Sometimes any level of success is delayed. If you care enough, keep at it. I've been knocked down 1,000 times, and I'm sure I'll be knocked down again. But you'll never keep me down. Life is always about dealing with adversity, adjusting, and finding another way.

Thanks to my BSL colleagues past and present for their efforts. Thanks to friends, family, and business colleagues who have been supportive and helped us along the way. Thanks to you our readers / posters.

I'm very excited about where we go from here.


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#155 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:38 PM

Very happy for you Chris. You deserve it. One thing that’s been consistent along the way, is despite those setbacks, you always treated us fairly and encouraged us do to our thing. I haven’t at all regretted for one second making BSL my home several years ago. Thanks for what you’ve built.
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#156 Mackus

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:26 AM

Well said, Ricker.



#157 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 08:47 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the comments and all you've added here.



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Posted 23 March 2022 - 11:56 AM

Up over 990k posts... closing in on 1M.  


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Posted 23 May 2022 - 08:04 AM

999,415 posts currently. Will hit 1M in next couple of days.


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Posted 27 May 2022 - 02:46 PM

1M hit....  thanks to all... here's to the next million!


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