This is depressing for many reasons, not the least of which is because it's kept us from sharing the great interview we did with Jessica Claire back on April 1st. Sorry, Jessica!
Every time we think the TPN servers are operational again, it turns out they're not. Bummer.
Many of you have sent us nice "where are you guys?" emails, which we really appreciate. Knowing you miss us means a lot.
We also got a nice shout-out today from Scott Kelby. He did a wonderful compilation of his "Top Fives," which includes lists like "My Five Top Photoshop Plug-Ins," "Five Great Instructional Photography Books," and "Five Accessories I Recommend for Outdoor Photographers." It's really great reading, especially his list of "Five Podcasts I Totally Dig."
We'd love to attach some special significance to our being #1 in that list, but we'll concede that the order is probably random (drat!).
Still, to be in the top five - or even the top 100 - of the Kelbinator's favorite podcasts is really special to me. Scott was one of the first people I ever wanted to have on the show - and I remember thinking "Oh, we'll never get him. He's much too important to come on a dinky little
podcast like ours."
But from the first time I contacted him, Scott was approachable, warm and down-to-earth. He's been a frequent guest on the show, and he's always welcome back for his clear insights, terrific advice and his great sense of humor.
Plus, he's so accomplished! I can't think of a more prolific writer, instructor and photographer. And he still finds time for a crazy amount of blogging! Scott's a fine example that, sometimes, nice guys really do finish first.