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Tuesday, May 19: Chris Samuels Joins The Blogging World, Sort Of

Posted by Matt Terl on May 19, 2009 – 5:26 pm

Well, as more and more professional athletes join Twitter (or have sponsored versions of themselves theoretically tweeting), Chris Samuels is going old-school with the Official Chris Samuels Website. Sure, it’s a stylishly designed site, with fancy moving Flash interfaces, a consistent visual aesthetic, and endlessly looping music, but if it’s not the 140-characters-or-less fad of the moment, I’m comfortable calling it old school.

For all the bells and whistles, it’s also a bit bare bones at the moment. Samuels’ upcoming events are listed, and you can view some amusing (if small) photos in the photo gallery. But the video blog is currently more a promise than an actuality, and the Shop Studio 60 store assures us — in a cheery 8-bit Nintendo era font — that it’s coming soon.

Which is not to imply that the website is completely devoid of content: the Features section is up and running perfectly, linking to various articles written about Samuels over the years. And that’s excellent, because otherwise I would likely never have come across last year’s profile in Home & Design magazine, or this story in Boating Life.

And that would be sad. Excerpts after the jump. Read more »

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