Some of you might know that I recently ran for king of the web. Let me tell you now that its all said and done, that was not easy for me. I do not like popularity contests, why would I? I was never popular, I was the classic nerd in school. I got beaten up and threatened all the time, to the point I switched schools twice, ultimately ending up in a small private school where that sort of thing didnt happen. So the idea of putting myself out there for such a thing scared me a lot. If nothing else I was afraid of what people would think. Would they think I am full of myself? Would they look down on me for doing this? I tend to keep to myself, I have many social anxieties and loads of self esteem issues. But this was a leap of faith. You guys have done amazing things in making me a better person, to get me to see the good in myself. You have taught me I never know until I try, and that failure is only in my mind if I let it be a failure by not working harder on the next project. Would the money for winning “King of the Web” been nice? Sure, some of you know my financial predicament currently, but thats not why I did it. I did it because it was another instance of me asking myself “Why not?”, because you have made me strong enough to do so.
Ultimately now that the contest is officially over and a winner declared can I officially say, the crown doesnt really fit me. Kings rule over people, lord over people.. they have people serving them. I, however, am here to serve you all. To make videos that make you smile, laugh and think. To tweet with you all, and make your day just a touch better. To share my love of all things Warcraft and beyond with you. So rather than be called “King”, I am much more content to call myself “Court Jester”. There is nothing more rewarding for me than giving back. Nothing that makes me happier knowing I can make all of you, so very far away from me in so many different countries, smile, laugh and be just a little happier playing the game we all love.
Thank you all for your support during the voting. You make me feel like a king every single day. I love you all. <3
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