Celebrate Successful-Blog’s 3rd Birthday with me and 720 SOBs!

Will You Come?


I’m writing this special invitation to every Successful and Outstanding Blogger — whether you’re on the list or not.

I’ve been putting up that list for 157 weeks of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers! In last week, I’ve combed over the SOB List. What a memorable walk that was. I got the full impact of how many blogs had grown and how many were gone.

Truing up the list convinced me to move forward with plans to raise the bar and the meaning of the SOB List. Keep your eyes open for more to come.

In the meantime, would you join us? We’re having a birthday celebration!

The 3rd All-Day Open Comment Birthday Party

Who: Everyone is invited.

Where: Successful-Blog . . . http://www.successful-blog.com

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2007, 7a.m – 11p.m. Chicago Time (Central Time/GMT -6hrs See the clock in sidebar on this blog.)

What to bring:

  • Bring a link to a page, a picture, a post that demonstrates, celebrates, illuminates your success and outstanding-ness in blogging and social media.
  • Or bring that ebook, that manifesto, that photo, that priceless work that you want to share as a birthday gift to everyone.
  • Bring yourself and a comment about why you’re successful.

I’ll be sitting inside your computer waiting to read it and respond to them all.

A Party! You’re Invited! C’mon! Let’s Talk and Have Some Fun!

These are 157 weeks of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers. In alphabetical order . . . um er . . . sort of.

Successful and Outstanding Bloggers

  1. 1800HART
  2. 1 Good Reason
  3. 3 Thumbs Up Award
  4. 360 Digital Influence Blog
  5. 45 Things
  6. 9rules weblog
  7. 9o1 am
  8. 100 words a day
  9. 101 Cookbooks
  10. absurdities
  11. Abundance Highway
  12. Achenblog
  13. Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion
  14. AdRANTs
  15. Adversity University Blog
  16. agentgenius
  17. Alex Shalman
  18. Alister Cameron, Blog Consultant
  19. All American Blogger
  20. ALLIED
  21. All Things Workplace
  22. Alphablogs
  23. Altitude Branding
  24. American Pai
  25. AmritHallan.com
  26. Andy Beard
  27. Another Blogger
  28. @ntbag
  29. Anubis Marketing
  30. AriWriter
  31. Art of Money
  32. The Art of Non-Conformity
  33. Art Projects for Kids
  34. The Artsy Asylum
  35. AskOwlbert
  36. Ask Dr. Kirk
  37. Atlantic Canadas Small Business Blog
  38. At the Speed of Me . . .
  39. Attract More Customers
  40. back in skinny jeans
  41. backyard conversations
  42. Bad Language
  43. Balanced Life Center
  44. Barry J. Moltz blog
  45. the BBP Blog
  46. bbluesman=Mark Forman
  47. Becoming Learner Centered
  48. behind the glasses
  49. Bell Ringer Public Relations
  50. be passiotive
  51. Best of Mother Earth
  52. Beth’s Blog
  53. Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms
  54. BIGG success
  56. Biz Growth News
  57. Biz Plan Hacks
  58. Black in Business
  60. blending the mix
  61. BLOG
  62. Blog About Your Blog
  63. BlogBlog
  64. Blog Business World
  65. Blog for Profit
  66. ‘BlogHer
  67. The Blog Herald
  68. blogmundi
  69. Blog Network Watch
  70. The Blog of Dysfunction
  71. Blogopreneur
  72. Blogosquare
  73. The Blog Studio
  74. Blog U
  75. blogvert
  76. Blogwrite for CEOs
  77. BloggersBlog
  78. Blogging Bits
  79. Blogging for Business
  80. Blogging Pro
  81. Blogging Rocket
  82. Blogging Sueblimely
  83. The Blogging Times
  84. Blood and Treasure
  85. =) Bnpositive’s Blog
  86. bogatstvo.net
  87. Bold Enterprises
  88. Borderland
  89. Brad Blogging
  90. Brain Based Biz
  91. Brain Based Business
  93. brandsizzle
  94. Brent’s Social CRM Blog
  95. Brian Gardner Media
  96. Brian Kim [dot] net
  97. Brightmeadow
  98. Broadcasting Brain
  99. Bruce Clay Inc
  100. bryan strawser
  101. A Bugged Life
  102. Build a Solo Practice, LLC
  103. Business Is Personal
  104. The Business of America Is Business by David Starling
  105. Business Blogging Tips
  106. Business and Blogging
  107. BusinessBlogwire
  108. Business of Design Online
  109. Business on the Mound
  110. Business Opportunities and Ideas
  111. Business Performance Coaching
  112. Business Services, ETC
  113. Buzzoodle Buzz Marketing
  114. California is a recipe for a Black Hole
  115. Candice
  116. Catskill Cottage Seed
  117. Carl Ocab
  118. carpe factum
  119. Notebook Web of Cedric Giorgi
  120. central iowa bloggers
  121. ceslava
  122. Changemaker: Change Your Life
  123. change therapy
  124. Change your thoughts
  125. Chartreuse (BETA)
  126. Chief Happiness Officer
  127. Chinmayd
  128. chrisbrogan.com
  129. chrisg.com
  131. church tech matters
  132. Cindy King
  133. CKs Blog
  134. ckwebb
  135. Client Magnet
  136. Climb to the Stars
  137. Codswallop
  138. Coffee Jitters
  139. Collaborative Ideation
  140. Colour Lovers
  141. Com Hacker
  142. Communication Overtones
  143. copes flavio
  144. CompuWorld
  145. comunisfera, observatorio de e-comunicacion
  146. Confessions of an Executive Recruiter
  147. Confident Writing
  148. confused of calcutta
  149. Connected Content
  150. Consuming Experience
  151. Conversation Agent
  152. Converstations
  153. Copyblogger
  154. The Copywriter Underground
  155. Copywriting.com
  156. The Copywriting Maven
  157. Cosmedia
  158. Cottontimer
  159. Crazy Aunt Purl
  160. Craig’s site
  161. create business growth
  162. Creating a Better Life
  163. Creating Passionate Users
  164. Creative Curio
  165. Creative Freelancing
  166. Creative Think
  167. Creativity Prompt
  168. CREEations
  169. Cross the Breeze
  170. css mania
  171. CustServ
  172. Customer Service Experience
  173. customers are always
  174. Cypherhackz
  175. The D Spot
  176. Daily Apps
  177. Daily Blog Tips
  179. The Daily Tee
  180. Daniel B. Honigman’s Site
  181. Dan Mosqueda
  182. Dating Profile of the Day
  183. dave olson.ca
  184. David Airey
  185. davidbullock.net
  186. david finch
  187. Dean Hunt . com
  188. Debbie Millman
  189. Decadent Tranquility
  191. Deborah Woehr
  192. dedestruct
  193. Denise Kincy Grier’s Writing Journey
  194. deep jive interests
  195. Department of Internets
  196. Design MeltDown
  197. Designers Who Blog
  198. Different Pixel
  199. Disruptive Thoughts
  200. Doc Searls Weblog
  201. Dr. Deborah Serani
  202. The Discomfort Zone
  203. The Disquiet in Men
  204. dmiracle.com
  205. dooce
  206. Dossy’s Blog
  207. doozieUp
  208. Dorais Techlog
  209. Drew’s Marketing Minute
  210. Duct Tape Marketing
  211. duncanriley.com
  212. dustbury.com
  213. Earth & Sky
  214. Eat4Today
  216. Echo Echo
  217. Edge
  218. Educational Technology and Life
  219. Egg Marketing Blog
  220. Elaine’s Place
  221. An eLearning Experience
  222. Elemental Truths
  223. ema studios
  224. Email Our Military
  225. Empathy
  226. The Engaging Brand
  227. Enhance Life
  228. Enter the Laughter
  229. entrepreMusings
  230. Essential Keystrokes
  231. ePublishingdaily
  232. eric setiawan
  233. Escape Blog
  234. Escape from Cubicle Nation
  235. Everyday Baby Steps
  236. Every Dot Connects
  237. Everything Finance
  238. Evolving Times
  239. Experience Curve
  240. Eye on DNA
  241. fadtastic
  242. Family Travel
  243. Fashion-Incubator
  244. The Fem Geek
  245. On Financial Success
  246. Finding the Money
  247. Finding the Sweet Spot
  248. finding your marbles
  249. fizz
  250. Flooring the Consumer
  251. The Fluent Self
  252. flyteblog
  253. Footsteps in the Mirror
  254. Fortify Your Oasis
  255. Fractals of Change
  256. Franke James
  257. fredscapes
  259. Freelance Writing Jobs
  260. freshblog
  261. Fresh Focus on Productivity
  262. Friday Traffic Report
  263. friendly bit
  265. The Frugal Law Student
  266. Fuel My Blog
  267. Funny Emails
  268. gapingvoid
  269. Geeked Info
  270. geekpreneur
  271. Geeks are Sexy
  272. GENUINE
  273. Genuine Curiosity
  274. Get Rich Slowly
  275. gidibao’s cafe
  276. Giddy Tigers
  277. Gifter
  278. girls can’t what
  279. GITR’S WoW BLOG
  280. Glenda Watson Hyatt
  281. Global Neighbourhoods
  282. golfnoise
  283. The Good Blogs
  284. good to know
  285. good word editing
  286. Google Blogoscoped
  287. GottaGettaBlog!
  288. Green Media Toolshed
  289. Howard Greenststein’s Website
  291. Guerilla Consulting
  292. the happy burro
  293. Happenings, advice, & other technology thoughts!
  294. Heart of Business
  295. Heroes Not Zombies
  296. Home Office Women
  297. Homeless Family’s Blog
  298. the Hot Iron
  299. Hoshichan
  300. House of Luxe
  301. How to Blog by Emily Robbins
  302. How to Change the World
  303. the How-To Geek
  304. How to Be an Original
  305. how to save the world
  306. How to Split an Atom
  307. Howard Lizdzon
  308. I Can Has Cheez Burger
  309. I Succeed by Helping You Succeed
  310. Ian McKenzie
  311. Ideas for WOMEN
  312. IDEATE
  313. iface thoughts
  314. ifelse
  315. ifthenelse
  316. iJump!
  317. Implementing Scrum
  318. in over your head
  319. indeterminacy
  320. Indie Biz Chicks
  321. Infektia.net
  322. Information Wants to Be Free
  323. India PR Blog
  324. influx
  325. Inner 88
  326. Innovative Business Golf Solutions
  327. Innovation Zen
  328. inspiration bit
  329. Inspired Moneymaker
  330. Internet Moment
  331. Interview Chatter
  332. Instigator Blog
  333. Itty Biz
  334. Invincibelle
  335. Intent Blog
  336. iPlot
  337. iStrategy Labs
  338. It’s Different for Girls
  339. The J spot
  340. jaffee juice
  341. Jamie Harrop
  342. Janet Lee Johnson
  343. Jazz Cafe Borja
  344. JC Hutchins.net
  345. JeetBlog
  346. Jeff Gammons STORM CHASER
  347. Jeff Pulver Blog
  348. Jersey Todd
  349. Jessica Doyle ca
  350. JibberJobber
  351. Jim Gibbon
  352. JohnCow.com
  353. jonathan fields
  354. Josh Klein Web Strategy
  355. Joy of Autism
  356. Joyful, Jubilant Learning
  357. Juggling Frogs
  358. jules . ca
  359. Just Creative Design
  360. Just Thinkin’
  361. Kaboom!
  362. Keng
  363. Kent Blumberg
  364. kmarblogsome
  365. Keith Dsouza
  366. Kickass Web Design
  367. Kicking the Gourd
  368. The Kiss Business Too
  369. La Marguerite
  371. The Leadership Challenge
  372. Leadership Made Simple
  374. Lead Quietly
  375. leah in chicago
  376. Left the Box
  377. Legal Andrew
  378. Lessons fron the Scrapbook Page
  379. leo @ officenet [dot] com
  380. Leutola blogi
  381. Levite Chronicles
  382. LIEWCF
  383. Life as I See It
  384. Life Beyond Code
  385. Life Clever
  386. Life Dev
  387. Life in Perpetual Beta
  388. lifehack.org
  389. LifeUrbanist
  390. Light Within
  391. LighterFootstep
  392. Lip-Sticking
  393. Linkedintelligence
  394. Little Mayvelous Things
  395. Live Live Where You Want
  396. Live Your Best Life
  397. Lives Less Ordinary
  398. Living Leadership
  399. Living with Multiple Personalities
  400. the local tourist
  401. Logic + Emotion
  402. Logical Emotions
  403. Loosely Speaking
  404. Lorelle on WordPress
  405. Lost Art of Blogging
  406. Louise’s UK Recruiter Blog
  407. Lumpy’s Corner
  408. Make Blog
  409. Make It Great
  410. Make Marketing History
  411. Making life work for you
  412. Management Craft
  413. Manage to Change
  414. mandarine
  415. the man page
  416. The Many Faces of Mike
  417. M.A.P. Maker
  418. The Marketing Fresh Peel
  419. Marketing Hipster
  420. Marketing Pilgrim
  421. Marketing Profs Daily Fix Blog
  422. The Marketing Technology Blog
  423. Marketing Tools Review
  424. Martin Neumann . com . au
  425. Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO
  426. May It Please the Court
  427. McLellan Marketing Group
  428. Media Dragon
  429. Mediator Tech
  430. Medical Blog Network
  431. Metafluence
  432. Michael Stelzners Writing White Papers
  433. Michael Sync
  434. Michelle Styles
  435. Middle Zone Musings
  436. MikeDoe.net
  438. Miss 604
  439. modern fabulousity
  440. Mom Gadget
  441. A Month in Venice
  442. mousewords
  443. Movie Marketing Madness
  444. Muhammad Saleem
  445. Mujeres de Empresa
  446. My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings
  447. My Year of Getting Published
  448. National Networker
  449. Neal Pollack’s Alternadad
  450. Neat & Simple Living
  451. nektros
  452. From the Mind of Neenz
  453. net business blog
  454. Net Manners
  455. new music strategies
  456. Next Up
  457. Ninja Poodles
  458. noblessoblige
  459. NO!SPEC
  460. Now Sourcing
  461. NoviaVizia.com
  462. Occam’s RazR
  463. O’Flaherty blog
  464. Office Freaks
  465. Ohad News
  466. onebyone media
  467. One Kind Act
  468. Online Marketing Blog
  469. Online Media Cultist
  470. Online Sales Success
  471. OnlineSPIN
  472. Open innovators
  473. The Opinions of a Loud Mouth Man
  474. Orbit Now
  475. Own your brand
  476. PR 2.0
  477. Pajama Professional
  478. The Parody
  479. parkinsense
  480. patricia-martin.com
  481. Performancing
  482. Personal PR
  483. Petrona
  484. Phil Butler Unplugged
  485. Phil’s Proof
  486. phocks
  487. Photo Matt
  488. Pick the Brain
  489. Pig Notes
  490. pingable
  491. pink apple connections
  492. Pistachio Consulting
  493. Pixelscribbles
  494. Plagiarism Today
  495. Plain Jane Mom
  496. Planet Webdev
  497. Plastibag.org
  498. Pluperfecter
  499. Political Calculations
  500. Polliwogs Pond
  501. Pop! PR Jots
  502. popurls
  503. Ponto media
  504. Positive Communication
  505. The Positivity Blog
  506. Pothole on the Infobahn
  507. Pow! Right Between the Eyes
  508. PPC Advice
  509. Practical Blogging
  510. Presentation Zen
  511. principled innovation
  512. pro Blog Design
  513. Problogger.net
  514. Psychcentral
  515. Publishing 2.0
  516. Pure Blogging
  517. purple wren communications
  518. QMusings
  519. QAQNA
  520. Queen of Spain
  521. Questallia . . .
  522. Quick Online Tips
  523. Ramblings from a Glass Half Full
  524. Random Good Stuff
  525. Reader Appreciation Project
  526. The Real Blogger Status
  527. redcatco
  528. Real Lawyers
  529. Realtor Weblog
  530. Reason 4 Smile
  531. Reiki Help Blog
  532. Remarkablogger
  533. remarkable communication
  534. Re:Retro
  535. Resonanace Partnership Blog
  536. Rick Grant & Associates
  537. RickMahn.com
  538. Rick Wolff
  539. Riding on Dragons
  540. the-ripple-effect
  541. ririan project
  542. the-ripple-effect
  543. Rock Your Day
  544. rohdesign
  545. The Rugged Notebooks Blog
  546. sambharmafia
  547. Saul Colt
  548. The Savvy Entrepreneur
  549. Sawse It Up, Stir It Up!
  550. Scorpias Gaming Lair
  551. Scot Herrick
  552. scribbit
  553. Scribble Designs
  554. Search Engine Marketing Musings from an Old School SEO
  555. searchMatters
  556. the Secret Diary of a Bonafide Marketing Genius
  557. Selfish Giving
  558. Semantic Drift
  559. Sensational Color
  560. skelliewag.org
  561. Serenity Quest
  562. Seth Godin’s Blog
  563. Servant of Chaos
  564. Service Untitled
  565. Shards of Consciousness
  566. SHO( )OT MY BLOG!
  567. Shirley Buxton
  568. Sifry’s Alerts
  569. Sillyness, werd
  570. Simple Help
  571. Simplenomics
  572. simplerich
  573. Six Degrees of Inspiration
  574. Six Revisions
  575. skelliewag.org
  576. Skinny Moose Media
  577. Slightly Mordant
  578. Small Biz Survival
  579. Smart Wealthy Rich
  580. Small Business Blogging Scout
  581. Small Business Enterpreneur’s Blog
  582. Small Dogs Paradise
  583. smays.com
  584. sniki
  585. snook.ca
  586. Social Media Club
  587. Social Media Explorer
  588. The Social Media Marketing Blog
  589. Social Media Optimization
  590. Social Times
  591. solostream webstudio
  592. Some Assembly Required
  593. Somewhat Frank
  594. Sonnie’s Porch
  595. So You Want to Teach?
  596. SpaceAgeSage
  597. spatially relevant
  598. sparkplug9
  599. sparkplugging
  600. Spirit in Gear
  601. Spooky Action
  602. Startup Princess
  603. STATS
  604. Stenstropedia
  605. Steve Farber Extreme Leadership
  606. Steve Olson Com
  607. Stop and Think!
  608. Stop/Start
  609. Stories by REL
  610. Strategic Conversations
  611. Strategic Name Development
  612. Strategy Stew
  613. studentlinc
  614. stubborn fanatic
  615. Success Begins Today
  616. Success CREEations
  617. Success from the Nest
  618. Success Part 2
  619. Successful Entrepreneur Tips
  620. sudelblog_de
  621. Sumeetjain.com
  622. Sunny Schlenger
  623. TDH
  624. Tales of a Smartup
  625. Tammy Green – My Aggregated Life
  626. TAXGIRL
  627. Tech Buzz
  628. technical blog
  629. Technosailor
  630. Technology Evangelist
  631. Techno Marketer
  632. TechnoSpot.net
  633. Technotheory
  634. Techtites
  635. Telling It Like It Is
  636. that canadian girl
  638. Trevor Hampel
  639. Think Positive Blog!
  640. the thinking blog
  641. Thinking Home Business
  642. This Garden Is Illegal
  643. thomas r. clifford
  644. Tlog
  645. Todd and the Power to Connect
  646. Torres Burriel
  647. Tracksuit CEO
  648. Traffick
  649. Traffikd
  650. Trevor Hampel
  651. true callings .net
  652. Tutorial 9
  653. Tutorials Garden
  654. Tweet. Greet.
  655. Twenty Steps
  656. Twittering on the Edge
  657. Ty and Mari’s Mobile Lifestyle Blog
  658. Typehacks
  659. Unconventional Thinking
  660. unpopular web culture
  661. Upper Fort Stewart
  662. Utah Tech Jobs
  663. Useful Lunacy
  664. Vandelay Website Design
  665. vc cafe
  666. Verge New Media
  667. Video Pod Chronicles
  668. The Viral Garden
  669. Virtual Impax
  670. The Virtual Wire
  671. The Vocabulary Reclamation Project
  672. Wabi Sabe Me
  673. WAHM.com
  674. walk on
  675. Wayne Liew Dot Com
  676. Webgazette.co.uk
  677. Weblog Tools Collection
  678. WebSuccessDiva
  679. WebUpon
  680. Web Worker Daily
  681. Web Urbanist
  682. Webernetting
  683. Wendy Piersall
  684. What Would Dad Say
  685. Where Is Basil?
  686. Whimspiration
  687. Why Does Everything Suck?
  688. Wired PR Works
  689. Wintermute’s blog
  690. wishful thinking
  691. Word Sell, Inc
  692. Words of a Broken Mirror
  693. Words from Yannis
  694. Work at Home Mom’s Talk Radio Blog
  695. Working at Home on the Internet
  696. Working Blogger
  697. working solo
  698. Work n Play
  699. The Wrong Advices
  700. Wilson’s Blogmanac
  701. Win Extra
  702. Write from Home
  703. Writer’s Notes
  704. Write to Done
  705. The Writer’s Technology Companion
  706. Writers Unbound
  707. A Writer’s Words, an Editor’s Eye
  708. Writing Clear and Simple
  709. Writing for Pay
  710. Writing Great Ezines and Blogs
  711. Wuching
  712. Yap 3.0
  713. Yellow House Hosting
  714. You Already Know This Stuff
  715. you.got.foo
  716. YourCrea8tivity.com
  717. Your Daily Blogging Tips and Web 2.0 Development
  718. The Zehnkatzen Times
  719. Zoli’s Blog
  720. zoomstart

Come if you can and bring a link to a story of your success!

(There’s only one rule . . . be nice.)

–ME “Liz” Strauss

birthday balloon The party is Oct. 28th! Come for the surprises! Bring a link to your success!!!


  1. says

    Wow. So many, many blogs. That is a lot to absorb! I probably won’t visit that many blogs over the next 3 years!

  2. says

    Wow, that’s quite a list! I received an SOB badge a couple years ago, but yes, that blog has since been deleted. I do have a new one, but it hasn’t been revived yet…and it definitely does not deserve an SOB badge. I look forward to seeing who shows up at the party, though!

  3. says

    Hi Liz,

    Third birthday? Already? Somehow it seems like you’ve always been there (and that’s a good thing).

    Unfortunately, I’ll be down in Boston, MA shuttling between the 2 VA medical facilities on the 28th through the 29th (pre-op stuff) prior to surgery on the 30th. So I’m not sure when I’m going to be back online after today since I’m heading down tomorrow. I’m one of those “non-mobile” type folks who have neither a cell phone nor a netbook/notebook/ whatever that would enable me to join the party (dirty word, nasty phrase, etc,etc).

    So I’ll have to wish you a happy 3rd now then and hope for many more since i wouldn’t quite know what the world would be like without you in it. Much darker I think.

    So how’s it feel to be 3 years old again? Shorter? 😀

  4. says

    Hi Liz – wow, what a list!

    I can’t believe the year has whizzed by so fast. Only seems like minutes like we were partying in the comment box last time round.

    I’ll try and get there sometime on the day.

    Going to have to leave a smile too – great to see them back! :-)

  5. says

    Thanks for the invitation! I’ll try to make it. I’ve started taking yoga every Tuesday nights. I also started a day job so it’s been hard for me to make all your fun Tuesday night happy hours and many other things in my life :-)

    Aruni – #228 http://www.entrepreMusings.com

  6. says

    Sorry I won’t be there, Liz – but looking forward to getting back to Chicago sometime soon. Enjoy your party – and make sure the music’s good… :)

  7. says

    Congratulations, Liz! 3 years is a loooong time in blog years. I’ll be in the air that day, but will be thinking about all of you and join in the celebration by using this as an opportunity to launch connections with other SOBs on this list I may not already read and know.

    Thank you again for making the time productive, and fun.

  8. says

    That’s quite a list! I really need to get myself on that one of these days, but today? It’s all about YOU! Happy blogiversary!

    (Okay, I actually hate that word, but it IS pretty descriptive, huh? Three years is quite an achievement.)

  9. says

    Hi Diane,
    That’s definitely part of the fun — seeing who stops by and what they bring along with them. Can’t wait to see how your new blog comes together. :)

  10. says

    I know my life would be darker without you in it. Thanks for coming to leave a word. I’ll be thinking of you with every person who comes through the door.

    I’m delighted to have my emoticons back too! :) 😉

  11. says

    That’s a wonderful whack of blogs, Liz. I’ll have to get me on there too sometime, if I can.

    Now to go visit them all and comment before dinner in an hour!

    BTW, I notice you’ve widened the size of your blog’s body and it looks really really great – more pleasing proportions to the eye than before.

    You got it going on, Liz.

  12. says

    Hi Joanna!
    It only seems like minutes ago that we were partying the first time, then the second. Gee! Guess tomorrow it will be time for the fourth party!

    Smiles. :)

  13. says

    Haha, looks like you already did me a favour and put up a link to the blog post about celebrating my own blog anniversary (and podcast).

    Don’t know if I can make it though. Australia is just so far on the other side of the world and I have a thesis to finish by the end of the week.

    But hey…celebration calls for drinks. Have 1 or 5 on my behalf. :)

  14. says

    Hey Valeria!
    Thanks! You’re already here in spirit. More things are coming to make the list more connected. I’m looking to have the SOB network have it’s own value.

  15. says

    Hey Deb!
    Thanks for the great wishes. Glad you’re coming to the party. Now do what it says and send me a reason in an email telling me to make you an SOB. 😉

  16. says

    Three years -what is that in “blog” years? If a year of a human life is equal to 7 years for a dog – then what would be the equation for blogs?

    Would you say your blog is a teenager or a young adult?

  17. says

    Wow Liz! Congratulations! I’m impressed that you actually know your birthdate/anniversary, cuz I don’t remember when I started my blog. LOL

    I’ll do my best to be there for the party. :)

  18. says

    Oh yeah, Lin,
    I remember where I was sitting when I wrote that blog post. This was my second blog, but it was important to me. :)

    Do come if you can, it’s a heck of a party. :)

  19. says

    It’s great to see that among some very well-known and popular blogs you’ve also got less known and at times obscure blogs. But that’s the most outstanding thing about this list and you, Liz. Just because a blog didn’t make Technorati 100, it doesn’t meet at all, that this blog is not worth bookmarking and subscribing to.

    Hope I can make it to the party. Thanks for all your hard work, Liz, and keep it up. After all these years and hundreds of comments you still manage to respond to most of them. Outstanding!

  20. says


    Thanks for all the great work you do…for recognizing I’m a real S.O.B. (lol) and continuing to work your magic wherever you weave your spell.

    Happy 3rd birthday. You’ll look great :-)

  21. says

    Ha! I’m not too late this time around, how cool is that? :) As many others have said, thanks for putting me on the list together with so many excellent blogs. Happy Birthday!

  22. says

    Happy happy happy blogbirthday, Liz!

    More than the SOB, we should be celebrating YOU for gathering us together and giving us our voices, our blogs a space and an important niche in this blogosphere we can call our home.

    I wish you more success and stay happy, healthy, and beautiful always! *hugz*

  23. says


    Congratulations on achieving so much in just 3 years. I have been blogging about the same period of time and marvel at how popular and important your blog has become.

    Have a great day!


  24. says

    Liz! Congratulations on a fabulous 3 years – and here’s to many more! Thanks for publishing the list of SOB’s – awesome stuff… gonna have fun digging through that 😉

  25. says

    Wow, only three years? You’re so closely associated with blogging in my head that I figured it had to be eons! But congrats, congrats, Liz! You’re amazing!

  26. says

    What a list! You’ve definitely got your hand on the pulse of the blogosphere. Here’s to 3 more years of finding great blogs at a heart beats pace!

  27. says

    Liz, you are beyond description! Happy 3 years making this a more interesting and wonderful place. May the next three years be as fascinating – if not more… Thank you for sharing so much with so many all the time.

  28. says

    Hi Liz!

    Congrats on your 3rd birthday! I’m so excited as well to have made this list and I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I don’t know that I ever downloaded my badge though to say kudos and put you on my site! Where can I grab that? :)


  29. says

    #51 Susan!
    I’m lucky to have people like you around me. Thank you! You’re doing fine things yourself. :)

    #52 Glenda Thank you! Hope you make it for a Klondike bar and a dance or two!

  30. says

    Hi Paul Thank you for your congratulations. I’ve gotten to know so many people I care about and learned so much from all of them. Every minute I’ve invested has been worth so much more.

  31. says

    Thanks Jenn, You’ll find some great blogs all in a column in that list. :)

    #59 Hi Kelly!
    Sometimes it seems like I can’t remember when I wasn’t blogging either. Just like it’s hard to remember when I didn’t know you.

  32. says

    Heya C.B!
    Thank you! When are you coming by to this fair city so that we can meet again and talk about the old times together. . . . now that we have old times to talk about. :)

  33. says

    #72 Hiya Carol!
    Virtual parties are particularly fun when lots of folks come around and get talking.

    #73 Yep, Ajay.
    Hope you come to the party. :)

    #74 Jessica
    I’m still checking on your blog. Thank you for every memory. :)

  34. says

    thank you so much for the invite. and i can actually make it! this is so cool!

    liz you are one successful and outstanding woman. i am so honoured to have made your acquaintance.

  35. says

    Thanks for the honor and the invite. Alas, Chicago is geographically inconvenient for me. (Wish it weren’t. Great city.) Still, I lift a virtual glass. Continued success to all.

  36. says

    Congratulations Liz! Glad to see Successful Blog reach it’s third great year!

    As Doc suggests, lifting a virtual glass to your success!


  37. says


    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! Wow! Your invitation made me stop and think about the wonderful opportunities that have opened up as a result of blogging! (I’ll tell you the good news at the party!)

    Thanks for hosting this get-together — and giving everyone a chance to shine! Look forward to sharing a glass of ‘virtual vine’ tomorrow.

    You are AMAZING!