So about 3AM this morning — right as I wrapped up reading Steve Jobs the biography of the Apple founder — it hit me that doorQ.com just turned 5. I launched this puppy into space in 2007, shortly after I’d altered the course of the ship of my life by switching from psychotherapy / social work into film, literature and teaching. Both were pretty big undertakings, both had challenges and both are still moving in their own way at their own speed, navigating those challenges as best they can.
I will say that as my life has accelerated this past year, what with all of the film work, the book company I launched and the increasing number of writing assignments I’ve gotten, doorQ.com has lowered somewhat in direct supervision on my part. Less major writing by me, more working behind the scenes on new servers, technology and finding new writers. I’m happy about that last bit; I’ve found some great ones. More on the way.
Where is doorQ.com headed through Year Five and Beyond? I’m really hoping to seek out and find new, creative content. The site always seems to read better, feel better, when the content is new, original fiction, new comics, new videos and new opinion pieces. I don’t know about you, but the site just seems more alive then and less so when it’s simply tweaking the news of the day. We’ll see.
I want to thank you folks, old and new, for being here, being fans, being doorQs with the best of them. You are the best. The coolest. The most interesting people out there. We get a bit of a short-shrift in the larger gay world. Seeing you here, at various cons, even on other sites, reminds me of just how awesome everyone reading this is.
There’s still lots of room for improvement — I’d love to hear your thoughts below for what you’d like — and I’ll be making more subtle tweaks in the weeks ahead. Once again, thanks for being here. Until Cthulhu comes, eats our souls and drives us mad, I remain your humble DoorQusMaximus.