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Just a quick note for those who follow @TheBillsMafia on Twitter. You may have noticed that over the past week or so, we’ve begun tweeting links to other sites’ blog posts, as well as our own.

For example:

Why would we do this when BillsMafia.com has its own blog to promote, with its own strong stable of writers?

Well the answer is pretty simple: The #BillsMafia movement, and its goal to unite all Bills fans and players across social media, is bigger than just the Twitter account and website we run. Like we’ve said since day one, this is about “a mindset, a way of life.” And the expression of that mindset isn’t going to be bottled up just by what we say or do. It’s going to be expressed through thousands of Twitter accounts and dozens of blogs/websites.

We’ve managed to gain a strong following on Twitter (6488 as of this posting) and we’re all about using our powers for good. So what we’ve begun to do is, through our Twitter feed, share what other members of #BillsMafia write about, with an occasional “national platform” post sprinkled in there as well. We mean it when we say we are all about uniting fans and players. There’s no competition here with other blogs or websites, we’re all a part of the same #FAMbase.

What does this mean for the Bills Mafia Blog here at BillsMafia.com? Are we doing away with it and turning @TheBillsMafia into just another news aggregator (and occasional wristband vending machine) on Twitter? Nope. Our great bloggers are going to continue publishing several articles a week for your reading enjoyment. We have a diverse group that brings a lot to the table and that’s not going to change.

But we’re looking forward to partnering with, uniting, and exposing (in a good way!) many of the great like-minded writers out there who cover the only team worth cheering for.

Thousands of Twitter accounts, dozens of websites, one Mafia.

About Del Reid

Del Reid became a Bills fan shortly after coming into this world, having been raised in a home that actually had a framed picture of OJ Simpson on the wall in the living room (until it came down in 1994). Del has always had a passion for bringing people together to celebrate things they share in common. As a result, he (quite accidentally) ended up co-founding the #BillsMafia movement among Bills fans in social media -- which to this point is the coolest thing that has ever happened to him aside from his relationship with God, his wife, and his two awesome kids. Follow him on Twitter at @mrdeadlier.