Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Tony grew up playing video games and listening to music when he wasn’t sitting on the couch watching sports with his grandfather(R.I.P.) At the moment, he is one of the managers at a small town luncheonette which is owned and family operated. Moving to New Jersey at age 13 wasn’t easy for him. He now had to re-build a social life while most people already had their clique’s and “crew’s” already formed. Diving straight into the open water wasn’t an easy task. So Tony began writing. 3 and a half years later, he moved yet again, but this time, he was ready for change. Twenty-four years old and married, Tony is pursuing a degree in Computer Information Sciences with a focus on Computer Forensics.

This blog will consist of mainly three topics: Philly Sports, Music, Video Games. From time to time, I’ll blog about blogging and relationships as well. You can’t contain creativity or interesting facts. If I feel something is worth of posting and that it’ll bring enjoyment to the lives of others, you’ll probably see it here.

Let’s talk about blogging while we’re here. I know some of you may be new to all of this so let me break it down for you. I wouldn’t want you getting lost in the deep without a life vest.

Blogging is pretty simple once you get to know the basics. Posting, Niches, RSS, Blog subscriptions, commenting, etc. I’ll give you a few pointers though just in case.

  • RSS – Really Simple Syndication. Each website that has RSS enabled sends out a “feed” in which all the content is stored and updated. People rarely use this anymore with Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Digg on the rise. Use the blog subscription tool instead, for when you don’t want to miss any postings because you haven’t been able to get onto the internet.
  • Niche – This is a blog or other type of media’s focus. Usually a blog’s niche is something the writer is passionate about to the point where he/she is comfy writing about it daily or however their schedule is. Sometimes you’ll find that a blog or website may have more than one niche, while others may just stick to one. I find that it’s better to have a few, that way you don’t run out of things to write about. For example, my primary niches are Sports, Life, and Music. I also have secondary niches that I may work into a blog post because I have a passion for that subject. My secondary niches are Relationship Advice, Video Games, and Blogging/Social Media.
  • Blog Subscriptions – Ever find yourself not having the time to check up on the blogs you love the most? This is the tool for you. WordPress users have recently been introduced to a new item in their toolbar up top. You can now easily manage your subscriptions and read them as you please. Be sure to subscribe to this blog. You never know when I’ll have an amazing post that you’ll love to read.
  • Commenting – With WordPress, and many other blog platforms alike, it’s very easy to let someone know you liked their post or chime in with some additional information. All you have to do is enter your name and E-mail address(which is never shown to the public) and a URL if you’d like. If you don’t have a WordPress blog, and you don’t want to use your real name, feel free to make up something original and creative or use a popular TV show or cartoon character’s name. Don’t worry, everyone likes comments both good and bad, I’m sure no one will get mad if you use the name Mickey Mouse when leaving a comment.

Note-worthy Posts:

I figured I would help you out a little and direct you to some of well-known posts or even some posts that I feel demonstrate the key emphasis of my blog. These are great to check out if you’re a first time reader, or even if you’ve been here a few times and missed a few posts.

  • 6 Reasons Why Marital Bliss Does NOT Exist – Excerpt: I’m not saying that Happy married couples do not exist. They do, but how often do they actually stay that way for very long. I’m not even married yet and I’m thinking like this. It’s gotta tell you something. No, in all actuality it’s just telling you all that Reese is stressed out and overworked. That’s what it all really boils down to. But will we, as married couples be eternally happy? I think not. Listen closely.
  • I Want To Party Like It’s 1999 – Excerpt: People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren’t so crazy about the first time around.  Nostalgia really comes around after you’re in your mid 20′s. You’ve had some experiences with certain things and people by now and you sometimes miss those things or people. This post gives you a bit more info about myself.
  • Nostalgia: Songs I Miss(Video Game Edition Part I) – Excerpt: This particular list will consist of songs that I miss. Song’s that I wish they would play more often, or maybe I should just dust off the old gaming systems and pop in the game which includes a song of choice.
  • My Tabula Rasa – Excerpt: So, after reading a few stories and poems throughout the day, I thought to myself, that was me once upon a time. Maybe this is why I can’t dive into a book and just read for long periods of time without getting distracted anymore. Then I thought to myself, maybe I need to start writing again. Just a little practice is all it takes. I have the thought process, I have the creative skills.
  • Nostalgia: Ten of the Worst Songs(1990-2010 Edition) – Excerpt: I don’t know if you listen to the radio at all, but over the course of a car ride from point a to point b, there are certain songs that I just dread hearing. I’m sure you all have your list of songs, both old and new, that if they burned all copies of that record, you wouldn’t be upset.
7 Responses to “About”
  1. Kat says:

    Awesome & nice meeting you here. I shall add you to my list so you may visit my site! enjoy blogging!

    • TonyVote says:

      why thank you! I’ve done the same. I used to blog, but got stumped for a while. changed my platform to wordpress and now i’m starting fresh. I do it mainly because i enjoy the interaction with other bloggers who are like minded in one way or another.

    • TonyVote says:

      let me know when you add me, i’d love to check out the stuff you wrote and comment.

  2. sittingpugs says:

    Moving to New Jersey at age 13 wasn’t easy for him. He now had to re-build a social life while most people already had their clique’s and “crew’s” already formed.

    Did anyone tell you something along the lines of, “Since nobody knows you, you can reinvent yourself. You can be anyone you want” ?

    Problem is…at thirteen, isn’t one barely starting to explore one’s self-identity? People still go to college to “find themselves.”

    • TonyVote says:

      you’re right, but at the same time, at 13 years old many of the kids who i became friends with, already had stories about when they were little together, and most of these kids were friends since they can remember. I never had that, but adapted everywhere i went. I lived in one area of NJ from 13-16 years old and moved to another part not too far, but at a different school. so i had to re-adjust myself quite frequently. i’m not complaining. it was just a little more difficult than i would have hoped.

  3. sittingpugs says:

    at 13 years old many of the kids who i became friends with, already had stories about when they were little together, and most of these kids were friends since they can remember. I never had that

    I never had it either, kind of by default. I didn’t hang out with my classmates; I hung out with Chinese kids I knew from the community centre and church.

    I lived in one county for all of the Reagan years and all of Bush Sr. I moved to a different county (same city) when Bill Clinton was President for the first time. Though I did spend time with certain school friends outside of school when I was in junior high and high school, I preferred the company of books, movies, and music. And my own imagination.

    • TonyVote says:

      I preferred the company of books, movies, and music. And my own imagination.

      thats kinda how it is with me too. I have my wife-to-be, my job and my education. I’m keeping busy. but it’s nice to have friends that you’ve been friends with through thick and thin.

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