April Fool's - Year #7
April 19, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ - Well another year has passed, another bill from GoDaddy for Domain Names :) - with the Five (5) sites premiered this year, that makes Twenty-Eight (28) 04/01 Web Sites in the last Seven (7) years. As April Fool's eve approaches each year there is always lots of excitement & anticipation as midnight gets closer and closer. I presume that lots of my 'Followers' are eagerly awaiting that email hitting their Inbox and seeing what Tom Foolery Scotto has come up with this year.
The 2011 launch brought an awesome added twist - On 12/20/10 it was announced that Scotto was to be installed as Co-Regional Contact for Arizona. Then a few weeks later it was announced that the annual Regional Summit hosted in San Francisco would be the weekend of 04/01/11. How amazing to launch the web sites from a Hotel Room in SF and then go to the Summit activities and be there with my peers and get first-hand accolades; to actually see & hear people talk about the sites instead of just seeing World Maps of hits in the hours after launch. The pre-launch hype was palpable and I was not disappointed as I walked into the first break-out sessions of the day and was greeted by CHEERS and lots of folks coming over to say; "Dude, you have way to much time on your hands", before 2005 I never gave 04/01 much thought but you give me reason to believe."
In the end I get a kick out of the Burning Man Parody thing, coming up with the domain names and the creative outlet that is web design. I hope you have enjoyed the 2011 sites as much as I did in creating them. Yes, you can count on another round of April Fool's web sites, ala Scotto in 2012; which if the Mayan Calendar is correct may be the last installment of 04/01 shenanigans.
'Burning Man will change your life...You just do not know how yet'
'Everything you take to Burning Man including yourself will never be the same'