In case you aren’t aware of the history of SpeakOut!, it came from a plugin named SpeakUp by Kreg Wallace. It was a good plugin but Kreg seems to have abandoned it and he can’t be found.
The plugin needed some touching up after no updates in 4 years so I took it on, renaming it to SpeakOut! to keep them separate while acknowledging the origins.
That was in 2015 some time. Every once in a while I tinkered with the plugin to make changes I wanted and all was quiet. I never pushed an update.
Then one day in April 2017 I discovered that there is a support forum and life changed for me and the plugin. There were dozens and dozens of support requests and bug reports that I had no idea existed. I tried to go back through them but it was too hard if they were more than 6 months old. But I did manage to solve some issues and now am looking after the plugin actively.
Here is what happens to downloads when you finally release updates 😛