I'm not sure if there's a thread of this nature so I decided to create one. Yes, I know there's a "How long have you been here" thread but this one is different in nature. So if there's type of thread has been done, point me in the direction and I'll C&P there.
The community of Destructoid is like no other and I think we have the best community hands down. We have people from all walks of life and we continue to grow on a daily basis. How we got here and why we stay are stories that should be shared and that is why this thread has been created.
I stumbled across the site in two different ways: I really wanted to get into the gaming industry (and will do so eventually) and wanted to fake my way into E3 when it was still huge by writing a blog. Well to my surprise someone had the same idea as me and actually did it. I remember writing Niero an email basically telling him that I loved the site and if he had any pointers for me. To my surprise, he actually emailed me back with some thoughts on the matter. After that exchange I decided to poke around the site and see what the community was like. I liked the direction the site was going towards but what sealed the day was:
Snaileb. In 2006 I was hooked like crazy on DOA4 and played that game non-stop. Fate would have it that I played Snaileb a few rounds online here and there and ended up adding him to my friends list. Imagine my surprise when I say an article in the C-Blogs from Snaileb. I say all that to say this: Snail is a pretty cool ass dude, as most of you know, and if he thought D-toid was a great place to chill and be apart of then I was all for it.
And that's pretty much it. Things so far have been a blast and are only going up from here. I can't wait to see what '08 holds for Destructoid and I'll be here for every step in the ongoing growth of the site.