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Putting The Pen Down

from Mike Chen at Battle Of California,

And in 2004, I started my own freelance writing business. My web designer at the time suggested I start a blog for my new business site, simply for helping out with my site’s search engine score. Several weeks in and I got bored writing about small business topics, but that NHL lockout sure provided plenty of fodder. Someway, somehow, people actually found my site and what was once my small business blog experiment became “Mike Chen’s Hockey Blog.”

Fast-forward some seven years and some ungodly number of posts and articles, and all of this is coming to a close. 13 years is a long time to commit to anything, let alone several posts/articles a week, and I think it’s time to hang up my blogging skates.

It’s been a very strange and pretty cool journey for me. From the eponymous hockey blog, Lyle “Spector” Richardson recommended me for Fox Sports contributions. Then I somehow stumbled into the madhouse known as Battle of California and soon after, I had a run at Kukla’s Korner; at the same time, I contributed to Versus.com and had other one-off contributions appear at The New York Times Slap Shot Blog, NHL.com, and other random spots.


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VooX's avatar

Good luck, Mike, hopefully we’ll see your work on a bookstore shelf sometime soon.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 06/27/11 at 01:36 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Chen’s always been one of my favorite non-Wings bloggers.  Sad to see him go.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/27/11 at 01:39 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Best wishes to you, Mike.  Always enjoy reading you.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 06/27/11 at 04:51 PM ET

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