Those are honorable goals, indeed, Strolen. I hope you see all of them to realization. I, too, am often amazing at what this site has become after my 7 years here. I have never seen so much talent congregate in one place before, and especially not for so long. Over 10 years ago... Wow.
I would like to take a moment to put some thanks into this post and make it a little mushier. When I was 16, I discovered an amazing site full of creative geniuses, fabulous writers, and fellow role-players. I fell in love with Strolen.com at that time and I had no idea what an impact it would have on my life. Eventually, role-playing became a passion of mine, as did writing, naturally. I was a poor writer, nah, I was a terrible writer when I joined this site. However, over my years here I have managed to string together some works I am quite proud of, if only because of the praise I received from all of you talented authors. Having an audience has been of great benefit to me, especially one as honest and inquisitive as all of you. Today, I am 23 and I like to think my skills have improved massively over the years, and I owe a lot of that to the continued input of The Citadel. Thank you, everyone.
But, what do I want in 2011 from/for The Citadel?
Not much. I want the site to remain stable, and in a moderately functional state. That is a key component. As long as we have this site, our gallery of creativity, we can continue to share our work with like-minded peoples.
Most importantly, I want you all to remain active and in good health. I hope you all have a great new year, full of life, cheer, merriment, and joy. I am also looking forward to another great year with my Strolenite family. You guys have been great.