Five years ago, I had a vision of starting a blog dedicated to College Fantasy Football. I was still finishing up my Journalism degree at the University of Memphis, staying up late after finishing homework/studying to make sure my college fantasy team was all in order. I would research those players that no one was keeping an eye on, looking for potential breakout stars using data and information available to me. At the time, there were only a couple of websites dedicated to the topic and have since gone by the wayside. When I started my first WordPress blog, I didn’t have any goal in mind other than just sharing my opinions with the world. I was not meeting particular deadlines, I wasn’t really looking for any validation but I quickly received plenty when I created my dedicated social media accounts. I quickly realized that the CFF community was bigger than I ever imagined.
I met tons of people who had the same passion that I did and consider some of these people friends. In fact, even though I have never met these guys in person, Andrew Katz and Chris Kay are two guys that I consider to be friends. Chris actually was the one who got me into doing live Google Hangout shows discussing college football. I’m not sure that I ever would have done it if it weren’t for him. Andrew joined these Hangouts and we quickly built rapport in a matter of hours. We constantly stay in touch with all things CFF and even things in our personal lives. I want to thank them especially for being such great friends and helping out with all the things they did. I also want to thank the others that contributed to the site as well. The site would not have been much without you especially recently.
After about a year and a half of running my blog, I wanted to take the next step and provide a full-fledged website dedicated to College Fantasy Football. There was just a little problem. I had no idea how to design/run a website. I researched for months on what it would take to take this plunge. I learned about domains, web hosting services, and a bunch of things that go into owning your own website. In my research, I came across many new perks of owning a website on the WordPress platform. I could install my own plug-ins, buy my own theme, and implement code not offered on a free blog. This was all something that I felt was important if I were going to actually do this.
I finally decided to take the leap of faith and purchase my domain name and hosting service. I was so excited about this venture that I would stay up some nights until the sun came up the next morning. In those late nights, I learned how to design the webpage to some degree (I’m still no expert) and learned how to implement tables and certain design features.I went through nights of frustration and google searches to teach myself all of these ins and out of designing my website. After a while, I was becoming more and more proud of my site with each night of work.
Let’s fast forward to 2017. I have added many features to the site and am more proud than ever of the site. I’m always thinking of unique things to offer the CFF community and ways to make the site look cleaner than it already did. However, as life has hit me, I have three kids at the house, two of them being younger than three years old. My time to dedicate to the site is about a third of what it used to be and things have become increasingly difficult to keep things up-to-date. I want to apologize for the lack of content especially the last half of the season in 2016 and up until a few weeks ago this season.
After saying all of that, I am announcing that I am going on hiatus from the site. I will not shut it down as I still believe there are tools on the site that are valuable to the community. I am still open to allowing those who would like to post to the site to do so. I just will not be submitting content for the site on a regular basis. The jobs of writing, editing, designing, and researching is nearly impossible for me to do by myself. With that, I want to announce that I am joining Dynasty Football Factory in their new upcoming College Fantasy Football section of the site. We are currently in the process of developing the platform so stay tuned. All of you CFF junkies are in for a real treat when all of this is finished!
In this new venture, I still will be doing my research and writing/editing but I will have a team to work with. This takes a huge load off of me moving forward while being a part of something bigger. I hope all of you understand and I want to thank all of you for visiting cffnews.com and supporting me through all of this. I hope all of you follow me over to DFF and help us create something big. That’s all I have for you. Again, I won’t be shutting this site down and if you want to post to the site just get in touch with me @CFF_News on Twitter.