Hello, and welcome to my website. In case you don't already know, my name is Christian Hardy. I've been writing as a hobby for most of my 19 years — all of which have been lived in Kansas. But in my sophomore year of high school, I started this blog, theffaddict.com. It started as a place for me to write about random sports thoughts, but mostly fantasy football posts. At it's peak, I was publishing at least one article a day and had a handful of writers under me. This was all before I was a senior in high school.

Since, writing has become what I want to do for a living. I've worked for the Derby Informer, interned for the Wichita Eagle, and have been published hundreds of times. In the summer of 2016, I'll work as an intern for the Kansas City Star as part of the Sports Journalism Institute. I'm currently the associate arts and culture editor at the University Daily Kansan, the student-run newspaper at the University of Kansas. Previously, I've worked as the web editor in my freshman year, and the associate sports editor in the fall of 2015. In the last three semesters at Kansas, I've covered David Beaty's first season as head coach of Kansas football as a beat, Sporting Kansas City's run to a U.S. Open Cup, Olympic qualifying soccer games, Kansas basketball, and a handful of other sports in the Lawrence community.

Although I'm not entirely positive what my future holds (who does?) I know I want to be in journalism, writing about either sports or arts. If I'm doing that, I'll be where I want to be. Just by reading, you've supported me: Thank you. If you'd like to follow beyond this website, you can follow my Twitter: @ByHardy.