I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013 after spending the first 30 years of my life in Minnesota. There, I was an attorney in a small, well-respected law firm, and I genuinely liked and respected the people in my office. And yet, like so many other attorneys, I hadn’t found the internal satisfaction that I was looking for. So when my wife got offered a great job in California, it was the perfect excuse for me to start the transition into something new.
I’ve always loved to write, and have written a weekly email for my fantasy baseball and football leagues that really had little to do with fantasy sports, but were more just an outlet for me to write about stuff that I wanted to write about. With my newly found free time and after some encouragement from some of my fantasy sports buddies, I decided to start this blog.
I’ve never liked to pigeon-hole myself as a one-trick pony. I like to write and think about a lot of things – politics, policy, sports, fiction, and whatever else happens to come to mind. Most blogs giving advice on how to start a blog tell me that I should focus on one subject, specialize in it, and don’t stray off course in order to maximize my readership. I don’t know that I care about maximizing my readership, and even if I did, I couldn’t get myself to subscribe to that theory anyway. I pride myself on being a well-rounded person, and if that means I only know a little bit about a lot of things, well, I guess I prefer that to knowing everything about one thing.
Thanks for reading, and if you have a response to anything I write (positive, negative, or other), I’d love to hear from you in the comments section or via email or Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter @chetlexvold.