Getting Started

Welcome to my pool blog! I’ve been wanting to blog about pool for a while now but finally got motivated to buy a domain and install wordpress thanks to the PoolSynergy syndication that I recently ran across.

PoolSynergy is a monthly collection of the best writing on pool. Each month the host site will put up a summary page, with descriptions or intros along with links to each of the articles in that month’s issue. The hosts and topics change from month to month.

Basically, how this works is that pool bloggers from around the web all write articles about the same topic on the ides of every month. I’ve read through most of the past year’s history and there have been some really good topics with equally good contributions. It’s really nice to be able to get a whole host of information from many points of view all at the same time. I love the energy and want to be able to “give back” as well.

In addition to writing about the PoolSynergy topic once a month, I also plan on posting table diagrams to talk about interesting shots. I will try to post a variety of shots ranging from beginner to advanced and give a good deal of detail on why I thought the shot was interesting, what situations it would be useful, when NOT to attempt the shot, etc.

I also play a lot of online pool on my phone via the Virtual Pool Online app for the iPhone. I’m not quite ready yet, but I have plans on capturing the video stream off of these video game sessions and going back and editing it down to the interesting runs. I’d also like to merge in a voice over explaining my shot selection and position play.

Lastly, I am the captain for multiple league teams and play in tournaments whenever I can. I will likely have a lot to say about team play, league politics, or whatever crazy thing happened on the table the night before.

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