It was bound to happen. We might have been first with the whole podcast thing (unless you consider Fanboy, the original TalkAboutComics, and Alpha-Rant) and that helped us shoot to the top with our site stats, but there was no way it was going to last. One year ago the only competition was Websnark and Comixpedia. We humbled ourselves knowing we could never equal Eric’s writing skills or the amount of news you can find at the eZine, but that didn’t stop us from doing what we have never been qualified to do.
Who cares! We had our little honeymoon and now we can see the fruits of our labor. Other podcasts have come (Gigcast) and gone (Comic Rants and Meanwhile) and there have even been a few blogs which reared their heads to either lose them (Delineated Life) or shine through as beacons of hope (Fleen). Through it all we have witness the re-emergence of dead magazines, Zoinks! and The Webcomics Examiner, and finally the start of the tailored podcasts: Blank Label Comics, TalkAboutComics, and Keencast. Last year may have been the year of the collective but this year is turning out to be the year of the podcast.