Time can get away from you if you don’t pay it much attention. It seems to sneak up on you and then pop out of the bushes and scream “SURPRISE!” Has it been long since we’ve been recording podcasts? It seems like yesterday that Grace and I were “recording from a cave” or sprinkling our casts with the sound of a crowd behind us to poke fun at 5 Live’s on-site podcast with the sound of people doing the dishes. It’s been that long folks.
On behalf of everyone at Formula1blog.com, I would like to thank you, the listener, for your support and continued kind words regarding our podcasts. This month we’ve reached our one-millionth download and it is all because of you and the F1B community.
We’ve made some of you laugh, some of you angry, some of you bored, and some of you waste two minutes to determine we were not your cup of tea but regardless, 1,000,000 is a milestone that we’re very proud of. We couldn’t do it without you and are incredibly grateful for all your great reviews on iTunes and support over the last few years.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank all of my colleagues for the thankless work they have put in to F1B. The sacrifice each and every week is asking a lot of them as they all have families, day jobs and hobbies of their own but they continue to always make time for F1B. I would also like to thank those F1B staffers who are no longer with us as they were very instrumental in making this all possible as well.
I am the least valuable and credible person at F1B and it is only the strength, talent and wisdom on my colleagues that make my festering pie hole bearable. I can’t tell you how humbling it is to know that there are people who listen—a lot of you actually—and to be honest, I started all of this as just a silly blog to post my musings back in 2005.
You are all truly amazing people to support us this long and I am grateful, humbled and reminded that although we can disagree, the commonality of humanity is far greater than its diversity. It may be the hot trend to celebrate diversity but I believe we find more truth, decorum and civility through our commonality. A lot has come and gone in F1 since those halcyon days of F1B but we remain committed to the same goal: creating a community and safe harbor for new and veteran fans alike and sharing our opinions with decorum & civility…just like two friends talking F1 at a pub over a pint.
In closing, thank you for all of your support and I look forward to reaching 2 million downloads with all of you.
Todd (Negative Camber)
Our Podcasts started back in 2007 but we didn’t start tracking podcast metrics and counting downloads until 2010. Obviously we’re well over one million but in case you never heard our very first podcast, here is a link to it (I haven’t listened to it since we recorded it, I hope I didn’t say anything bad):
Our original header for the website back in 2005: