Milestones have a way of coming and going unless they are earmarked by a party or celebration of some sort. Depending on what the milestone is, some are celebrated with cakes as you would on a birthday, some with parades as with the Lakers here in Los Angeles for their latest victory in the NBA finals. Some milestones, however, are merely the mark stones that they were intended to be, the noted passage of a place in time, usually only noted by those who find some importance to it.
I have to admit, in my own minds eye it was a difficult stretch to think that Dean and I would be doing this in a year’s time. Not for a lack of having something to say (trust me Dean and I like to talk) but that we would be able to plumb the depth of the Masonic universe to find interesting, topical, and relevant things to bring to our listeners. About half way into the series, I soon realized that our possibilities were endless.
For those data heads out there, to date Masonic Central has had well over 20,000 downloads over the two (Talkshoe and now Blog Talk Radio) systems that we’ve published through, with 41 shows to date. When you do that math, it boils out to almost 500 listens to each program. Not a blockbuster by main stream media standards, but what it tells me is that hundreds of brothers have listened to the program and found some measure of value in it. So in effect, the show is doing exactly what we intended it to do.
Lastly, as we cross this mile marker, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to listen to our little show and for those that keep coming back week after week to hang out in our parking lot chats after the show to get into the real discussions. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the show (you guys know who you are), and those that have felt compelled enough to support us with your purchases through our site. And, lastly, I wanted to say thanks to Dean for his diligence and dedication even with his growing family.
And, if your reading this and wondering what you’ve missed, I highly recommend you check out our Masonic Central page and click through to our past programs and put them on your mp3 player for some fun summer listening. Or, if you’re an IPod user, look us up on ITunes and download the programs. All of them are free and sure to entertain.
So, happy anniversary Masonic Central, what a wild ride it’s been. Onward to year two.