As we count down to the kickoff of 2011 UCLA football season, we wanted to announce some fantastic news for the Bruins Nation community. We are very excited to announce that we are adding two more blue chip bloggers from our own community to the frontpage. That's right. Ladies and gentlemen of BN, please welcome freesia39 and AHMB to the frontpage.
Both of them are BN veterans. freesia39 has been a member of BN for more than 3 years. She has been riding with us through all the ups and downs (sadly mostly downs) in our community for more than 3 years. She is yet another front-pager form North Campus. Right now I believe Tydides, Telemachus, tasser10 and gbruin are the only four, who represent the land of Bomb Shelter ... oh wait, sadly the Shelter is gone.
Speaking of the Bay Area, AHMB is another Bay Area Bruin representing the North Campus, and the unofficial Bruin Bar Association building up on BN, joining the frontpage. Don't worry if you have not heard of AHMB. He is none other than "AllHailMightyBruins," who has created a fantastic web-trail since he became a member of this community 2 years ago.
I guess with all the heavy No Cal presence we are not going to see just Lakers and Dodgers/Angels centric occasional frontpage posts on BN anymore. Don't be surprised if you start seeing Giants tidbits on the home page with UCLA angles. Thankfully it will not have to be yours truly putting up blogposts like this. And yes, this also probably means we will see lot more Bruins-Niners chatter here on BN.
Don't complain. The Bay Area contingent is earning it! freesia39, AHMB and others on the frontpage have gotten to this point through their contributions making this community stronger over the years. Hopefully they will inspire more current and future BNers from Southern California or other parts of the state or the country, to become even more active in this community in the coming months and years. Now, some additional house keeping notes after the jump.
If you haven't noticed it already, you will see on our masthead, gbruin, DC Bruins, Ryan Rosenblatt and tasser10 are now part of the frontpage as "Managers." It only makes sense given how they along with Patroclus, Tydides, Bellerophon, Achilles, and Telemachus have done an amazing job leading the community in last few months. This place has gotten stronger for their leadership as their voices have become more prominent on the home page.
You will notice few of the old school BN frontpagers such are listed as "Of Counsel" for now. While they haven't had the time to contribute as much as they would like in recent years, they remain part of the frontpage team with full privileges to post on the home page when they are available. As for yours truly, my role is now different and I will be chipping in on the front-end whenever I can with rest of the crew.
So, once again please welcome freesia39 and AHMB.