So as it turns out, Milorad Cavic has a blog. (If the name’s not ringing a bell, you probably haven’t been watching one of the most remarkable sporting accomplishments in historyâ€”he was the swimmer out-touched by 0.01 seconds in the 100m Olympic butterfly.) For me, this brings two surprises: first, that a world-class athlete is blogging on his own, as opposed to the sort of marketing-driven blog most likely written by interns you might find on a star basketball player’s site; and second, that Cavic has an amazing attitude about the whole thing. Heck, the relevant entry is titled “Success!!!,” and begins:
I did it!!! I won an Olympic medal everybody! Iâ€™m sorry to brag, but Iâ€™m sure you all will forgive me just this one time!
When so many people might focus on how they would feel cheated by the outcome, it’s refreshing to see that Cavic himself has a much more positive view. I’d love to see more of thisâ€”the elite in every field communicating without a filter, showing the personalities that help (or hurt) them in their success. It’s blogging in its finest form, and I applaud Cavic for doing it.