It’s been 5 years to the very day since my very first post, and I must admit, it seems like a very long time ago. Now I want to hear from you – my dear readers. But first, please indulge me this short retrospective.
A picture from FlashForward 2006. Yes, that’s how good mobile phone cameras were back then.
My first post was right after my first professional speaking engagement at FlashForward Austin 2006. I spoke twice at that conference. And thank goodness I did – my first presentation was about my 3D work in Flash, (all AS2 and way before Papervision3D) but I got nervous and finished way too early.
Thankfully the second session about particle effects went much better. I realised that I didn’t have to appear professional, I could just be myself, stupid jokes and all. That’s probably the best advice I have to any budding speaker: don’t take yourself so seriously!
And thank goodness I got that second chance – I was delighted and amazed that I got the highest feedback rating of the whole conference. And the rest, as they say, is history.
But I digress. There are now over 250 posts here, and it’s quite a random collection. A lot are out of date but many are still relevant. Despite the fact that I now have many outlets – the podcast, CreativeJS.com, Twitter and Google+ – I’ll still post here from time to time.
I also really wanna hear from you – apparently I get 30-40K monthly uniques and 2,500 subscribers to the RSS feed, but with all the changes in the industry, I don’t feel like I know that much about you! What’s important to you? Do you get anything out of these random mumblings? Is there anything else you want me to talk about?
Leave me a comment or email me privately (firstname.lastname@example.org) and here’s to the next five years!