If you’ve noticed things have been a bit quiet around here lately, firstly, thanks for noticing. Your visits are much appreciated. Secondly, part of the reason for it being quiet is because I’ve been getting this brand new version of the site off the ground.
I’ve always had a blog to complement my columns at The Roar, however I wanted something that could show off more than my ability to string sentences together in a half-coherent manner.
Being a journalist these days is about more than just using words – you need to show other skills, like turning a blank WordPress theme into a full-blown site, or demonstrating an understanding of SEO – and given that, a different approach was needed.
After all, the whole idea of having a MichaelDiFabrizio.com is to help me get a job once I finish uni. I don’t do it for the ego rush of seeing my name in big letters.
So what’s in store on the new site? There will be a fair bit of AFL Dream Team and Supercoach content in the coming weeks. Later in the year you’ll also see broader coverage of events like the finals and draft.
As usual, there will be AFL and NBL pieces. The NBL TV ratings will continue to be monitored.
Away from the site, it’s an exciting time personally as I’m moving up to Wollongong this coming week to continue my studies at uni. Fair to say I can’t wait to get up there, meet new people, finish my degree and hopefully get a job at the end of it all.
Seen as you’ve gotten this far, thanks very much for your support and let me know if there’s any way the website can be improved. All feedback is welcome. Cheers!
Michael DiFabrizio is a journalism student at the University of Wollongong. As an AFL writer, he has been an expert columnist at The Roar since 2009 and has appeared in The Age and on ABC television and radio.