[What you see below was an April Fool's Joke! I am still an MVP and was already re-awarded for the year back in January! I'm still laughing at how many people this fooled (although I did feel a little bad when I saw all the nice comments being made) It was kind of like faking your own death, I got to read a so many wonderful things about me and it was really quite touching just how many people reached out to me or got really upset or angry about this news. Thanks for the concern, but I am still an XNA MVP and plan to be for a very long time! Sorry for any confusion and Happy April Fool's Day!]
Really only one note I’m going to bring up today because it’s all that’s been on my mind this past week.
In the MVP world there’s an ebb and flow. New MVPs come and old MVPs go. Microsoft, in recognizing that the old batch of XNA MVPs had gotten a little stale (and probably too whiny and annoying) appears to have brought in a new crop and discontinued some of the old. It was a good 5 years. I had a lot of fun with the community and I’ll probably still be around.
Losing my XNA MVP status has made me take a step back and re-evaluate just why it is I’m so involved like I am. I never thought it was because of the tag that Microsoft gave me, but when I got the email that my XNA MVP status had been discontinued, I have to admit I feel like throwing in the towel. So here I am sitting with a ton of good memories but also looking at a LOT of time that I wasted doing things for others and not for myself. And honestly I’m not sure it was worth it.
I also want to say that I’m really sorry I let the XNA community down. I feel like I kind of failed you as an XNA MVP and maybe it’s a good thing that Microsoft has swapped me out.
Anyway, I don’t want to take away from those new XNA MVP awardees, this is me passing the torch and I want to say best of luck to you guys. Maybe you guys can find the right words to appeal to Microsoft to make the changes I never could. Most of all congratulations for your new award, you guys really deserve it!
Really looking forward to seeing what these new batch of guys do for the community. Good luck everyone and it’s time for me to figure out just what exactly I want to fill the hours of my free time with now. It’s been fun.