Happy Birthday HeyBingo!

September 26th, 2005: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 2:42 pm

This month marks the first year anniversary of the HeyBingo site. How time flies!

As my “birthday gift” to the site and all its loyal players, I vowed to finish the new game Spin-A-Bingo within the month, and I’m glad that I was able to achieve this personal goal. The game has been open for beta-testing for about 2 weeks now, and while some problems are still being ironed out, response has been very positive so far.

Looking back, a year ago, I have decided to make my own gaming site, taking some very big risks. The response was very overwhelming, at a rate that I myself found surprising. There has been ups and downs along the way. There are more vocal players who usually complain of something I did (or did not do) on the site. In fact, there are a few players who probably don’t forget to e-mail me once a month, just telling me how the site stinks (and other mean words you can’t imagine), or those who threaten to leave if I don’t do this or that. I just take it in stride, and just be happy with the fact that based on the number of people still playing, there is a silent majority who still appreciates what I am doing on the site.

And that is what this site is all about in the first place. I am gamer at heart, and while bingo is not really the kind of game I play myself (I’d rather play games on the PS2 ;-)), destiny brought me to the bingo industry. This site is my way of touching other people’s lives, through my own games. I am not here to please everyone, as that is impossible to achieve, but for those who are still here playing, I know that somehow, I have contributed something that they enjoy at their leisure time. That is more than enough encouragement for me to continue what I am doing.

Anyway, let me just thank everyone who have supported, and continues to support, HeyBingo. As usual, I have a lot of plans for the site. While I have been rather slow the past few months with new developments, things are starting to pick up again, and you can expect better things ahead.

Here’s to more fruitful years ahead for HeyBingo. Cheers everyone! 😎