When I started blogging years ago, keeping a "tour diary" of my drumming exploits, I never dreamed I would be meeting with some of the same developers for the games I was playing at the time or would later play. I also never dreamed I would meet great people like the gents and ladies from ablegamers.com, people like Brent from Virginworlds or all the great people at SOE.
It started with the tour diaries, then moved on to covering Ryzom with a podcast and blog, then moved on to everything else. Since then we have been heard/read by thousands upon thousands of people that came from all corners of the planet. We have met developers, musicians, all these great people that work their butts off to bring us these games.
And it all happened because we just said "Why not?"
This community and hobby are so open to anyone that wants to try. It is a digital medium, so it is easy enough to pass distribute, and is only getting easier. Within weeks of concept, a potential developer can show potential players his concept art, demos, or pieces of music.
It is a wonderful time, and will only get better.
We want to thank everyone for listening to our podcasts (more coming soon, although we consider all these other projects like Ravenwood Radio, MMO Voices and guest hosting as part of that delivery of "Turkey Media") and for reading our posts, all tens of thousands of them. (And yes, I mean literally tens of thousands of postings spread all over the internet. I have 4500 on the VG forums alone.)
Without people paying attention to us, we would have nothing. The cruelest thing to do is to ignore us! :)
I have never claimed to be good at any of it, but I try.
We can't wait til the next year fills our imaginations with more games, more virtual worlds to visit, and more art to explore. I'll be honest, I will not post my goals for the year or make any resolutions because if there is one thing I have learned through all this, is that you never know what is going to come next.
See you in the new year!
Beau and Leala