Fifteen years ago today, I published the very first blog post here on BadgeHungry. The site started off as a fun way to keep track of my own ranks in Pogo games, and it just grew and grew to a whole lot more, huh? This community has come together through our mutual love of Pogo games, adapting to the changes and having fun all the way through. It might be weird to say but I’m proud of you all for working through the tough spots over the years!
I thank you for your support, communication (like always letting me know when there are mistakes on the site!), patience, daily visits, willingness to share your best tips and tricks, and friendship. This site would be nothing without you.
Earlier this month, my assistant crossed the 6 year mark with BadgeHungry. We’ve streamlined his work very well by now — he’s responsible for the majority of the regular posts that you have all come to love and expect. I am so grateful for him, his work, our check-in meetings that often lead to great discussions!
For the first part of this year, I’ve been hard at work on the new BadgeHungry Community. Last year I knew that I needed to find a different platform to host Q&A. The existing one was so buggy and there were parts of the site that never worked correctly — like the categories for finding things and the spam protection. After some time, I stumbled on a new platform that would suit our community well, and I got to work. The platform offers a ton of features, some I haven’t even started playing with yet! If you haven’t checked it out, you can get started here. You’ll have to make a free account to get into the Community spaces, but accounts are free. And if you’re a BadgeHungry VIP you can just use your existing login credentials.
More recently I dove into a pet project that came directly as a result of comments in the Community: the Minis Catalog! It’s my attempt at cataloging and better categorizing/tagging Pogo’s minis so you can literally search what you’re looking for and find it! If you enjoy dressing your Mini in various themes or for occasions or holidays, you’re going to love this! You can take a look here.
I’ll be hosting a special anniversary event this evening in the BadgeHungry Community. See the Events space for more details!
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