Six years ago today I started this blog.
Over that time I’ve gone through four designs, written 1,429 entries (including this one) and gotten 5,504 comments (some of which are certainly spam). I’ve made countless friends, launched a global coffee meetup and a little brand research tool that went on to collect millions of perceptions.
It’s helped me get jobs and is even responsible for me meeting my wife. I still am amazed every time someone tells me they enjoy my writing or takes the time to leave a comment. All the talk about blogs being dead is just dumb. While the blog as we knew it may not ever reach the mass that once seemed promising thanks to countless offshoot platforms, it’s still alive and well here and elsewhere.
Mostly I just want to offer a heartfelt thank you for finding this, sticking around, reading, commenting, emailing, meeting up for coffees and beer and just generally helping me think about the world. As crazy as it may sound, I really can’t imagine what my life would like without this site.