Being needy and needing self-affirmation isn't really a very attractive quality for your day to day life and really something a Dude should avoid if at all possible.. But here's the proverbial "But"... In Podcasting, it's kind of a necessary evil, otherwise we're just shouting into the void and hoping that what we're doing connects and resonates with the community that we want to support. Constantly guessing if what you're doing is what people find valuable and worthwhile. Over the past few months of the Dudecast, we've been less direct about asking for feedback. Trying to de-emphasize our neediness and hope that people are willing to organically respond and give us that feedback we really need to hear.. Well.. that hasn't really been feeding the monkey. There are some important things I should mention here... We are most definitely not in things for the money. We have no sponsors, we don't provide advertisement apart from free advertising for events we feel Dudes would be interested in, and we're not selling anything. (Well, we had thought about doing some shirts, but that turned out exhausting and overly expensive. I mean... who would want to spend 30$ on a Dudecast shirt anyway). This venture has been fully out of pocket for us to this point. We do hope that at some point maybe we could pick up a sponsor or two, but really just to pay for the website expenses and maybe some better equipment for recording to improve the quality. Ultimately we do this because we believe in this community, want to make a difference, work to bring to community together, and hope to bring others to Dudeism. Having said that, the nature of the beast is that we need your help. For us to grow, reach a greater audience, and to know that we're achieving our mission, we need your feedback. That can be giving us a rating on iTunes, reaching out to us on Facebook, Sharing our site or Dudecast with friends, or just sending a good ole email to let us know what you think. Without this feedback we're like a child wandering into the middle of a movie... My point is... we need you Dudes!