Happy birthday to us

Posted by on October 28th, 12:31 am

ValleyoftheSuns was founded exactly two years ago today as the Phoenix Suns were set to kick off the tumultuous 2008-09 season.

My how time has flown and this blog has evolved from a one-man show to a real team.

I’m proud of where we are. We had a productive summer building out the web site from the static one-page blog it was through the end of last season to a multi-page web site it is today complete with player profiles, a salary page and a schedule. We have even been nominated in the “Best of our Valley” Favorite Local Blog category. (Gratuitous plug warning: Vote for us, we could really use it).

I feel like Year 1 for this blog was about getting comfortable in this space and Year 2 was about expanding our content selection. Year 3 is about becoming even more legitimate as a full-service Phoenix Suns web site breaking down the team in every fashion possible, from Schmitz’s superb video breakdowns to advanced statistical analysis.

We will strive to continue to diversify our coverage and look at the Suns from every angle to make ValleyoftheSuns a must-read source of Phoenix Suns coverage on a daily basis.

Michael Schwartz founded ValleyoftheSuns in October 2008 and is the owner/editor emeritus of the site. He is currently working toward his MBA in sports business at San Diego State University.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve // Oct 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Save me a piece a cake…carrot?

  • 2 Mel. // Oct 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Schwartzy, you’ve also got the upside of knowing that Year Three has the potential to be the most infuriating and somber experience for the Suns’ fan collective in the last decade… or heck, maybe the last TWO decades.

    There’s nobody I’d rather have covering the ride. Bring on the euphoric ups and the debilitating downs!

  • 3 Jason // Oct 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Happy B-Day VOTS!

  • 4 Abby Gilmore // Oct 28, 2010 at 10:45 am


  • 5 Ajax // Oct 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    As a massive Suns fan living in St. Louis, I would like to say thanks for all you guys do.
    Happy Birthday!!

  • 6 Tyler // Oct 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve been reading since about day 1 or whenever espn put your link on the site… anyways congrats.

  • 7 BOND // Oct 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I stay since last year playoff.
    All I have to say is keep up the great work. Valleyofthesuns make me feel connected

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