I just added 19 more to the list above . Bringing the total to 300 . " TRAILBLAZERS " . That is quite a lot . I still feel that there are undoubtedly hundreds if not thousands more .I admit they are getting fewer and farther in between . Just takes a little longer . Okay a lot longer . But I knew it wouldn't be easy .
The criteria for a " TRAILBLAZER " is simple . A starting date of pre 2010 . And a fairly active current status . In fact most have been playing consistently through the years . Some have taken breaks for months or years in the interim . That is fine . You came back . Are playing again . All good . A genuine " TRAILBLAZER " .
When I began this . I probably got responses from 50 of the first 100 recipients . Which I felt gr8ful for . Their responses drive me and motivate me and justify all this work . Just like their responses said the recognition drives them to play more . The last 200 recipients . Not so much . Hardly a word . In fact none .
I think my end goal will be 500 . With the trophies and recognition .
I already have thoughts on other projects . I hope my brain blows up before then . So I won't be able to start another one .