Today marks 14 years since I hit publish on the very first blog post here at BadgeHungry. It was literally one sentence, about Canasta getting new ranks if I recall correctly. It all started out as a fun way to keep track of my own ranks in Pogo games — because why just make a spreadsheet when you can program an entire web site and maintain a blog to go along with it? And it now has grown beyond my wildest expectations to become a thriving community of players who have come together over our common love of Pogo games and adapted to all of its changes in the most admirable ways.
Today I celebrate each and every one of you: for your support of this site and each other, your communication (and always letting me know when there are mistakes on the site!), your camaraderie, your patience, your daily visits, and so much more. This site would be nothing without you.
Over the past year, BadgeHungry has grown a lot behind-the-scenes as we too have had to adapt to Pogo’s changes as well as the changes brought about by the COVID pandemic. My assistant has just had his five year anniversary with BadgeHungry and he’s responsible for the majority of the regular posts that you have all come to love and expect. And I so appreciate him, his hard work, and our check-in meetings!
We launched the Today in Pogo feature earlier this month for VIP members. It’s a feature I’ve been talking about doing for a very long time, but the pandemic changed my day-to-day so much that I had to postpone planning and implementation until I knew I’d have the time on a regular basis to do it justice. I’m glad I was able to finally come up for air and get it going. And I’m even more glad that it’s so useful to so many of you!
In closing, thank you for visiting, thank you for telling your friends about BadgeHungry, thank you for sharing the URL with your friends and family, thank you for continuing to send in news and tips and rumors, and thank you for continued support and participation here.
Here’s to many more years of fun and friendships! <3