Ladies and Gents,
Soon we are going to be entering the final year of the Earth’s existence. According to ancient Mayan science, which is incredibly accurate, the world will cease to be in December of 2012. I don’t know about you guys, but because of the threat of impending doom, H&H is going to do everything in their mighty internet power to make your last year on this little blue dot an enjoyable one!
In this past year, we’ve seen our share of ups and downs. We gained a ton of new listeners, we redesigned our website (courtesy of the fine art stylings of one Eryck Webb), and we revealed our embarassing personal lives much to your amusement. We also managed to miss Dragon*Con, a handful of show dates were postponed/cancelled, and we failed to email many of you back with even the most basic of information or even a “Hey thanks for mailing us” email. The good things were good, and the bad things were everywhere from our bad to downright unacceptable.
I really want this next year to be something amazing for us all to experience together. H&H started out as a simple passion project, and something that I thought people would enjoy. I never knew that it would spiral into the internet hit that it is today and I still don’t really know where we stand in the grand scheme of podcasting. I like it that way. I never look at our stats or how many people download our show. I never bother with looking at our Google Analytics to see how many hits we get. You might view this as me not caring at all about the success of our podcast, and you may be right. My number one rule when doing this show is that we all have fun and that at least one person gets a chuckle out of it. Even if that one person is Ash or myself.
This show is not an attempt at internet fame, and everything we try to do comes straight from our hearts. I’ve made some pretty awesome friends and met some super cool people thanks to this show. I’ve also learned quite a bit myself on how to interact with people I’ve never met before. I’ve always been shy and have some social anxiety. This show has helped me work through a lot of that.
I just wanted to write this blog to let you know that I can’t promise we’re going to be a whole lot better about anything in 2012. I’m not going to make any resolutions or goals, mostly because we’ve done that before and it doesn’t work. What I can promise you is that we will continue to do our very best to make this show everything we ever wanted it to be and keep making you laugh well into the apocolypse. I will try to do better about emailing you guys back with any info you need, and keeping the show on our scheduled day at our scheduled time. I hope that some of our flukes and mishaps in the past haven’t deterred you from coming back and enjoying it.
We love you guys so very much. You really make this show worth doing. At the end of the day, this show is about getting together on the internet to laugh at the stupid things our world does. Most of the time we end up just laughing at ourselves.
I hope you all have a wonderful new year! Come back in 2012 for the (potential) final year of H&H madness! Should the apocalypse not occur, you can definitely count on us being back in 2013…however we may decide to dress like Mad Max anyway :P
Love you guys!