That’s how long it takes to get your website up and running. At least, that’s how long it took for me to get my site online – and by “me”, I mean “everybody but me.” Seriously, take a look around here; do you really see anything of importance I might have provided? Christ, other than these words you’re reading I’ve contributed virtually nothing to this brilliance … well, unless you count “staring slack jawed” as a contribution. If so, then I’ve contributed more than ten men combined.
I need to thank my webguy, Kirk, who is probably happier than I am to finally have this squared away. I can’t imagine spending two hours on the phone with me every Sunday was a pleasant experience, but Kirk hung in there, delivering on everything he said he would. His tireless work putting together everything David and I would dream up is reflected in every page of this site, and I look forward to working with him as long as he wants to be involved … which I’m sure means he’ll be quitting shortly.
There’s no superlative strong enough to reflect how I feel about David’s contributions to this site. Everything you see here is born not only from his creativity and patience, but from his strong belief in me, and everything I do. It’s become a running joke for me to point out that I have no friends; I can tell you that when you have a friend like David, you don’t need many others. Thanks, Mex.
Now – you. Let’s deal with you for a minute. That is a lovely tie/blouse you’re wearing, Sir/Madame, and let me say that you’ve never smelled better/looked younger/inspired more ladies to swoon. Okay, back to me…
Whether you know me from “The 40 Year Old Boy” podcast, or just wound up reading this because you Googled the wrong Mike Schmidt - I’m Michael Glen, not Michael Jack - I want to keep you coming back. I want to make this an every day stop for you as you make your Internet rounds. Lots of stuff on the way in 2010: weekly episodes of the podcast, the “Rocky With A Blog” chase finally getting underway, the creation of my one-man show … and I’d like to have you along for all of it.
Consider this site – and more specifically, this page – to be like Facebook, but you only have to worry about one friend. I will not ask you to join my Mafia crew, I will not ask you to tend my virtual crops, and I will definitely not violate your trust by loosening up my privacy settings in order to sell your personal information to the Chinese. Of course, if the Chinese start hitting that “Donation” button in the corner often enough, I’ll have to rethink that last pledge. I’ve got bandwidth to pay for, people.
Thanks for listening, I appreciate it.