Has it been three years?
Today, January 2, 2013, marks the third anniversary of The JediCole Universe! On Sunday, January 2, 2011 I published the very first post to the site. In the months and years since, through fits and starts, my little corner of the internet has grown beyond my expectations. This year the site averaged 1,200 pageviews per month! While that is not a massive number, considering that the site started out with less than 300 views a month.
Back then I promised five different features of which all but one have seen the light of day here, albeit with new names in some cases. From an ambitious pursuit to the home of The JediCole Podcasting Network (and more) in so short a time is really quite remarkable to me. Along the way I have had the help and support of some amazingly talented people, almost all of whom have contributed in some way to the various podcasts to be found here.
It has been immensely satisfying to watch this site grow and to add to the ever-growing features. In the last year alone Hey Kids, Comics! celebrated its first anniversary, You Are Here premiered as the flagship of JCU Sunday Funnies, and The Rantcor Pit was reconfigured and relaunched. A brand new movie review and recap show, Whadjathink?, also debuted in 2013. The JediCole Universe has had a presence at a variety of conventions and successfully spun off Convention Awareness Project - Texas, your source for conventions in the Lone Star State.
In 2014 I plan to ramp up production on "lost" features like JediCole's Open Mic Night, It Came From the Dollar Store!, Who Do You Love?, and Odd eBay. Andrew, Catherine, Bobby, Stu, Eddie, and I all have big plans for our respective shows in the new year as well. Things are just going to get even more amazing here at the JCU and I can't thank you enough for making this possible!
Cole "JediCole" Houston
January 2, 2014