Although most Zuners have gotten very used to have an official blog about Zune to kick around, back in 2006, it wasn’t just unheard of, it wasn’t done. Overtime it’s become one of the best places to find tips and news, even if some think they never post anything worth while (RD I’m looking at you). You too love ZuneInsider? What better to celebrate the ZuneInsider blog then to take it along with you on your Zune?
Chances are if you follow me on Twitter on a few of the other Zune sites, you’ve already heard my good news, on Friday morning I was selected to join the Jason Dunn, Marques Lyons, Andrea Avellan, Paul Colligan, Corey Shuster, Neville Williams, Graham Skee, Harvey Chute, and Johnathan Hefner as Microsoft MVPs for Zune. Having not really asked for much detail about the award before I received it, i’m slowly learning new details about the Program and how I can help the Zune Team.
What I have realized is that this will change ZuneSpring in way I couldn’t have dreamed of. First it’s not just acknowledgement by Microsoft that what I and the forum team do here are of value. It won’t shock you to know that I frequently get questions and snide remarks about how our forum isn’t huge, and how we don’t have as much hits as “Zune Site XYZ”. Having sat on these thoughts for a while I can honestly say this: Take your giant forum community and kiss my ass. At ZuneSpring, content is, and will always be key. I would love for this site to host educated discussions, but I will not shutter this site because we have 78 members. As long as I have something to say, and these 78 people to listen. I will continue to do so.
Being a big Zune Fan and all, when you head to my house you’ve got to check your geek cred at the door. There’s an XBOX (both generations), a media center PC instead of a regular TV, however all of that stuff can be easily explained, to a visitor: “I like to record stuff.”, “Who doesn’t game!” What can’t be as easily explained is this little treasure:
Folks, I’m not going to lie to you. If first person shooters were an Olympic event I would be escorted to the gates, covered in gasoline, and set on …