Summer of Sport
In my working life, the phrase I have heard probably more than any other in the past year is Summer of Sport.
That's the (admittedly dull) buzzword we attached many months ago to a period of three months when we knew we would have to deliver for this website Euro 2008 and the Olympics, with a Ryder Cup thrown in for good measure and those huge annual events which need to be dealt with every summer - Wimbledon, the Open, an England cricket series, the climax of the domestic football seasons in England and Scotland and the start of the new football campaigns.
Today feels like a good moment to at least slightly draw breath. Euro 2008 was a success for us, in terms of audiences to the website, and in terms of moving on our style of coverage. The fact that all the home nations failed to make it there did undoubtedly impact on those audiences - it's impossible to know how many more people we would have attracted each day with England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales there - but they were healthy nonetheless.
Wimbledon has just finished, and today everyone is talking about arguably the best men's singles final ever. Most days during Wimbledon and the Euros we had more than 3m people looking in - that figure has now become a benchmark for us during major events rather than a figure we aspire to occasionally which it used to be.
The challenge for me, and our team, will be to keep progressing the way we cover live sport. We have just launched a new football blog which will run throughout the season as an accompaniment to the action. We will also be rolling out some new live statistics during matches, and the way we present live text commentaries, which I feel will have an impact.
One thing we were able to do during Wimbledon was operate our ever-popular live text commentaries from Centre Court - most of these in all other sports are still done from our Television Centre base, with journalists watching the sport on video feeds, because we cannot take our publishing system on the road yet. But Wimbledon is effectively a BBC office, with the BBC network available on our laptops at SW19, so we had Tom Fordyce, Caroline Cheese and others running those text commentaries from where the action was, which made a nice change.
While technical solutions to do this more often are worked on, in the meantime, our plans for coverage of the Olympics online are in the final stages, with one month to go, and we're also nearly ready to roll out a new golf blog in time for the Open and the Ryder Cup.
And looking further ahead, everyone in BBC Sport is making preparations for Formula One coming back here in 2009, with the Football League on BBC TV and this website from 2009-10. Lewis Hamilton's thrilling win at Silverstone on Sunday was proof, if it were needed, that F1 in general and he in particular can get the nation talking just as much as Messrs Nadal and Federer did later in the day, and on the website my challenge will be to reflect that. A lot going on - so I might enjoy this very brief moment of pause before we step it up again!