The first full team Philadelphia Eagles training practice of 2017 will take place in exactly one week from today. In the meantime, we still have some time to kill.
Today I wanted to take some time to focus on the Bleeding Green Nation community. A total of 32,993 registered users have signed up to join our site. That number is up from last year's total of 29,507. We have a lot of great community members who help make BGN an awesome place to be!
Based on our Facebook likes (over 110,000) and Twitter followers (over 50,000), however, I know there are plenty more people out there who read this site on a daily basis.
With that said: I'm calling out all you lurkers! Sign up for a BGN account (it's free!) and introduce yourself below in the comments. Tell us your name. Tell us how you became an Eagles fan. Tell us what your username means and/or how you picked it. Or don't tell us any of that, but definitely do tell us something. Anything. There's no good reason not to contribute. If you're a long-time community member, feel free to re-introduce yourself and tell us when/why you joined.
Most of you know my story by now. My name is Brandon Lee Gowton, but everyone here calls me BLG. You can follow me on Twitter: @BrandonGowton. I first discovered BGN back in 2010. I remember being on Facebook and seeing an article about how Tom Heckert would have given up two first round picks for Kevin Kolb. I thought that was pretty crazy, so naturally I clicked on it. It took me about two months to sign up and starting commenting. From there, I also started to contribute in the FanPosts before eventually being brought on as a front page writer in February 2013. In September 2013, I took over as the site's third-ever Manager & Editor-in-chief, following in the footsteps of BGN legends JasonB and Jimmy Kempski (aka JimmyK aka Bye Dawk). I've been in charge of the site ever since (save for a brief absence last fall) and it's amazing how much it's grown over the past fours years.
Now it's your turn. Let's hear from you!