October 24, 2009
Liz published this at 11:46 am
All Weekend It’s a Party!
Today is Successful-Blog’s fourth birthday.
On October 24, 2005, I wrote my first blog post on Successful-blog. That week began the story and the wonderful relationships this blog has made. Some facts about what that has been:
- That first blog post was written on WordPress 1.5.
- The SOB Awards started the same week. Over a thousand SOB badges are out there.
- Open Comment Night, which started on May 9, 2006, preceeded Twitter’s birth by 5 months.
- The first SOBCon — SOBCon07 — grew from the comment box on this blog.
As of this writing, Successful-blog has 87,872 approved comments, over 1.6 million spams caught, 3,714 published posts, and more friends than I might ever count.
Thank you everyone who has stopped by to read, leave a thought, be a part of this blog and my life.
It’s Like Open Mic Only Different
Here’s how it works.
It’s like any rambling conversation. Don’t try to read it all. Jump in whenever you get here. Just go to the end and start talking. EVERYONE is WELCOME The rules are simple — be nice.
There are always first timers and new things to talk about. It’s sort of half “Cheers” part “Friends” and part video game. You don’t know how much fun it is until you try it.
Help Celebrate!! Bring a Link! Bring a Link!
That’s right, you’re invited to bring a link to your most successful post. When you leave the link, please write a comment about how you chose the most successful post to bring.
- Bring a link to a page, a picture, a post that demonstrates, celebrates, illuminates your success and outstanding-ness as a blogger.
- Or bring that ebook, that manifesto, that photo, that priceless work that you want to offer as a birthday gift to everyone.
I’ll compile a list like this when the party is over.
C’mon in and get to know us! There’s free beverages and snacks in the sidebar. Join the party. See who you meet. Stay and come back again. Happy Birthday, all of you! Thank you for making what we do meaningful! -
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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