Thanksgiving at AVNation

It is the week of Thanksgiving in the U.S. It is almost mandatory that every blogger/writer pen some prose about what they are giving thanks for this week. It will usually be sweet, sappy, or funny. Of course my family is at the top of my personal list. My wife, my two kids are my world. Everything I do is to provide for them a better life. Even, in a way, this whole AVNation thing.

This is an AV blog, however. That means that one can take the opportunity to talk about all the AV products that would make a thankful list, or talk about this endeavor. For this piece, I have chosen the latter. Not that there is anything wrong with making an AV list, but there will be plenty of those this week.

I am thankful for you. You who are reading these very words. Without you, there would be no AVNation. When we began over two years ago it was just this podcast started by someone you had never heard of and didn’t know much about. Just a big guy with a big voice asking silly questions to willing participants. And you downloaded it. You listened, gave us feedback, and continue to do so. You are why we write, produce, interview, and chat every week with people from all over the industry.

I am also thankful for the team that keeps this thing going. George Tucker has become the other part of AVNation that most don’t see. He pushes me, our hosts, and out technical team, to do things better. Dawn Meade is an ever-calming force and the voice of reason in addition to being a great marketing mind. Matt Scott is the one who makes our website what it is, in addition to making the graphics, and Michael Drainer continues to improve our offices and technical setup.

Lastly I am thankful for the connections and relationships that have come my way. There have been some that have not developed as I would have liked. For the most part, though, it has been a great two years meeting and getting to know some pretty incredible people. There are too many to list here.

So, my hope for you this week and in this season is that you will take the time to say thank you to those who mean something to you; either professionally or personally.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Week.

~ Tim

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