Let me paint a picture for you. Since yesterday, MasterJoe has been battling with a scratchy throat. The culprit? Maybe it was the weather change, or maybe it was his cat, Umi, who has been a bit under the weather herself. He has just woken up from a very long nap and was eating a freshly prepared bowl of condensed Chicken Noodle Soup when he jumped online to check social media, he saw this:
WELL GOOD GOLLY HPEEPS! It's been a year since this!
March 20th. I'm pretty sure our facial expressions were exactly the same now as they were then. We cannot believe how quickly this year went by! We wish we had a big celebration planned for you all but it really did sneak up on us. Still, we want to take some time to sit down and say thank you to all of our amazing Kickstarter backers who made this podcast possible. The Heart Piece Podcast has touched so many lives over this past year that it's truly shocking to us. When people see us, they want to know how the podcast is. They tell us about an episode they listened to. Or they tell us about a relationship of theirs. It's really humbling and inspiring to see that the thing we set out to do with this podcast is actually happening.
Let's take a look at what we've done this year:
Yup, it's been a pretty incredible first year for us here at HPHQ and we hope it's been a good one for you too. Running a weekly podcast is actually a lot tougher than we thought, and we've been able to identify some pain points in our production, the biggest of which include MasterWife getting her PhD and our impending move to Florida which has required MasterJoe to travel once a month since January. (You've probably noticed we haven't released an episode since our MAGFest recap. That is why). In addition to these lulls, sometimes we get so busy that we forget to update you all and that lack of communication bothers us the most. So we're sorry about that! Things are clearing up for us. We're getting through the rough patches and we've learned a lot from our experiences which will help us produce an even better podcast for you all. In fact, we've already started making some adjustments this year and there are more that we plan to make in the future.
Speaking of the future, we've got some awesome things coming up.
Like we, mentioned in our latest episode, we got the chance to shake hands with some amazing folks at MAGFest, all of whom we're planning to invite to HPHQ in the near future. Some new voices, some familiar ones. Some big, some small, but we couldn't be more excited. Later in the year we also have some video content planned for you all! Oh yeah. Make ready your eye holes for more HP goodness.
Thank you all for your continued support, love, comments, emails, tweets, and other various forms of communication that you've engaged us in. We carry all of those interactions with us and they encourage us so much. You all are the manifestation of the positive impact that we've been working to make on the gaming community. We cannot wait to meet more people, have more chats, and play more games together! Thank you for sharing this first year with us. Here's to many more!