Editorial: A word of thanks, to YOU, as GFBRobot turns three
It’s not often that I turn sentimental, but as our humble little experiment known as Giant Fire Breathing Robot turns three years old, I feel compelled to reach out and say thank you. Not just to the amazing people who have been a part of this site, but to YOU, dear readers (and gentle listeners), who make doing this worth it. I’m genuinely glad you make our site or our shows a part of your day, and I’m proud to call you our internet friends.
Friends like our listeners, who have been along for the ride as our podcast “grew up” into a radio show this year. Including longtime listener Robert (aka Cartoony Dork), who last year sent us this awesome holiday card featuring our flame-loving mascot.
Listeners like Phantasia, who got in early when we were giving away misprinted copies of our latest t-shirt design. Hey, when life gives you “bad t-shirts”, make “awesome listener”-ade. (I may be paraphrasing that saying a bit, and we all know what Cave Johnson has to say about lemons/lemonade.)
Friends like the people who read our site, subscribe to our RSS feed, or get our stories in their inbox every day. The team works hard on content to entertain, and your hits make it worth it. Being completely ad-free, we see every view as an appreciation of what we’re doing, not as a dollar sign. You’re never a number or sales figure to us, you’re a person, and we love it when we hear from you on how we’re doing. (In case that was too subtle: feel free to take a moment to use our contact form to let us know what you think.)
And not least, I am truly thankful for all of our professional friends. The cavalcade of truly awesome people who stop by to chat with us for our site or our shows, the list of whom would be far too long to recount here, is truly impressive. We appreciate your trust in our ability and passion for sharing your awesomeness with the world.
Long story short, this site isn’t about us, it’s about YOU, dear friends. And we can’t wait for you to see what we’re up to in 2013.
With sincere, humble thanks,
Giant Fire Breathing Robot