Posted Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:37:58 PM by Jim Babbage
Wow. Three years. In some ways it seems like only yesterday that I started writing for CMX. I've made a lot of friends and (I hope) helped and inspired others to push their creative limits - be it with Fireworks, photography or Photoshop.
When Ray West contacted me in the early part of 2003, and asked me if I was interested in becoming a partner in "a new venture" I was flattered and more than a bit nervous. I had seen some of the other names in the partners list and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why he was asking someone like lil old me to join. I think I even said something to that effect. Frankly, I was also a little concerned about being able to come up with and write content on such a regular basis. I mean, what if I ran out of ideas? What if I didn't have anything interesting to tell or teach people? Ray said not to worry; I would do fine.
Well three years and over 100 articles later, I'm still finding things to talk about and show people and I'm learning more and more every day. I've been inspired and challenged by the creativity of my fellow CMX partners and by you, the Community MX subscribers. You're why we're here - why we are still here. I have to say, seeing how many of you have learned and honed your skills and the quality of work that you are producing, I am very proud to be associated with such a talented group of customers.
And it doesn't stop there. I can't believe how much I have learned while being here, too. From CSS to Dreamweaver, Freehand and Fireworks techniques, best practices and even a bit of Flash and video. Sometimes I wonder when my brain will get full.lol
A toast! Here's to years past and to another great year, and a huge thank you to all of our subscribers, new and old, for believing in what we can offer you.
See you in the forums . . . :-)