In just three short weeks, Scooby-Doo will have been on the air for 50 years. Given this, I wanted to do something special for the 50th anniversary on the blog, and boy, do we have a lot of special things coming up here on ScoobySnax.com!
Firstly, Scooby-Doo has one of the biggest fanbases out there, and there are a lot of super cool people in here that I've met over the years. This initiative has been on my heart for a long time, and I thought the 50th anniversary is a perfect time to do it. Each day of September on the blog, one awesome Scooby fan will be spotlighted with an interview-style profile that allows you to get to know them. While there may be some fans you know spotlighted, I guarantee you there will be a lot you don't! I picked a diverse selection of Scooby fans, from frequent commenters on this blog, members on ScoobyAddicts, super Scooby fans on Facebook and Twitter, dedicated fanfiction writers, plus some good friends I've met over the years.
What inspired me to do this is how self-categorized Scooby fans sort of are. I go on a number of different Scooby-related sites to talk to fans, and from what I've noticed, there's very little crossover between them. For example, the people I talk to on this site are completely different from those I interact with on ScoobyAddicts or Fanfiction.net, or wherever else. I wanted to give you all a chance to meet a diverse selection of Scooby-Doo fans from all over the Internet, because all 30 of these spotlights are genuinely super cool people who deserve to be recognized. The fan spotlights will begin September 1, and a new one will be posted every single day through September 30.
In addition to this little Fan Spotlight initiative, I also realize I've been slacking on the editorial articles a bit lately. Because of this, I'll be posting a brand new article every Friday of September to celebrate the 50th anniversary, covering a wide variety of topics. As always, there will also be fun facts posted every Monday on the site, but this month, each week's fun fact will be written by a special guest author!
Along the way, I also plan to just have some fun and do some new experimental weekly blog series (like Fun Fact of the Week) for the duration of the month, including Minor Mention Wednesdays and a poll every Sunday. And hey, who knows, if you all enjoy them, maybe I'll keep them going after the anniversary month is over.
I want to make this milestone month in Scooby's history super special for fans on this site, and I really hope you're excited as I am about Scooby's anniversary and what's in store on this site! There may also be a few additional little surprises throughout the month, so stay tuned!