I'd stop and talk, but I'm already in love
Wed, 5 July 2006
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All is still going well! Man, it has to be some kind of miracle that nothing has gone wrong since my last Editorial. Our Forums pages are looking sweet and everything still seems to be running very nicely (thanks mainly, again, to the technical skills and hard work of Special K). Even my health is still holding up. In fact, I saw my specialist the other day and my blood test results were the best they've been in about a year. Beautiful! I can't tell you how enjoyable it is to have enough energy to do all the things that I want to do.
Maybe, in the not too distant future, I can even make a little money from this thing; we basically just have to get the right banner ads (from the right companies) for that to happen. I've been involved with other sites in the past that made some okay bucks & they weren't nearly as good as Buttonhole, so we should be able to do the same. I mean, already thousands of dollars worth of products are coming in each month from our supporters, but a dude can't actually pay any bills with CDs and videogames. Luckily, however, I do this job first and foremost because I am passionate about the topics we cover and I truly love writing about them (and I know I'm not alone).
The way I see it, if you can't have any fun with this, you just shouldn't be doing it. I've been thinking about such things quite a bit of late, as the topic has been brought to my attention in a few different places recently. Funny how that can happen isn't it? The same basic topic comes up several times, apparently just by coincidence (in separate conversations or whatever), all in a short space of time. Just another of life's many mysteries I suppose.
A patented Buttonhole warm welcome is in order once more, as we have another new team member. He goes by the name of Killer App. Mister App and I have, for a long while now, sent emails back and forth discussing games, wrestling, movies and the other kinds of things Buttonhole is all about. Finally I suggested that, since he was spending plenty of time writing about those things anyway, why not do it in the form of articles and reviews we could post here. The Appster agreed - he's only too happy to join our lovely team. His first review is already online, so he actually beat our previous "new guy" Tino to the punch there. But Tino was heading to the UK the last time I heard from him; he shall no doubt begin doing some reviews for us upon his return to Australian soil. New blood is always good & it makes me happy to see Buttonhole continuing to grow and improve.
Last but not least: Something I wanted to put on the site a while back was a message of congratulations to Justin, who has been known to chip in at planet Buttonhole under the name of Ichibod. He and the lovely Justine got married, some weeks ago now. I had a couple of pics from the wedding that Fazz sent me to put up, but... I lost them! I lost a few things recently actually. I think I got a bit vague trying to catch up with all the things that couldn't be done while the site was down (the painkillers I was on at the time didn't help much either - a convenient excuse, but also a valid one). So, should Justin and Justine (yes, that's really what their names are) happen to read this - I'm sorry I missed it & my very late Buttonhole congrats goes to you both.
That'll do, pig. We've got a plethora of good content on the way, as you'll see when it gets posted. Cheers gang, look after each other.
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