Monday, October 15, 2012

The Blog's 1st Birthday (sort of)


Good Youngman Brown is actually more than four years old.  But I only made fifteen posts in the first three years and I was the only one who visited it, so I don't think that really counts.

Last year, I recommitted to the blog, promising myself to update on a much more consistent basis.

105 posts, 259 followers, 66,000 pageviews, and 3886 comments later, I believe that I have kept that promise.

For this year at least.

Today's post is just meant as a huge THANK YOU to all of you.  If you have read one of my posts or you have read them all, I am truly thankful for you spending some time on my blog.  To think that something I wrote convinced so many of you to write a comment, click "follow," or give me a shout-out on your own blogs or Twitter. is an honor, and really makes me feel good.  You're all my inspiration and motivation, and I love you.

Aside from the many posts I have planned for the next year, I actually have a few ideas for the blog -- things that I haven't really seen on any other blogs.

Thanks for sticking around with me, and thanks especially if you decide to stick around for a while.  I love having you.

-Youngman Brown


46 comments:

  1. Many congrats to you and Happy Blogabirthday!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! You were one of my first followers!

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  2. Awesome, congratulations on your success. For the same reasons as you I count my Blog as being 1 year old, even though I first started it in 2007. You have had significantly more success than me though, and it is definitely deserved.

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    1. Yours is one of my favorites as well, though!

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  3. Happy 1(ish) year bloggoversary! It may only be a year(ish) but keeping a blog together for a whole year feels like an eternity. Hell, we've only been at it for 2 years, and it feels like we've been working for 10.

    Looking forward to these new ideas. Are they boobs? Because I'm new to this Internet thing, but I hear the Internet people like boobs. Or so my #1 search results ALWAYS say.

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    1. Thanks, guys. To be honest, your blog is one of my inspirations to keep going!

      And yes. There will always be boobs.

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  4. Happy blogday! And you can count anniversaries and birthdays however you want, because you're an adult and you get to decide. :)

    Congrats on all your hard work.

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    1. Thanks Leauxra! And you should expect to be mentioned in Year Two!

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    1. Thank you, Kevin. So glad to have met you through DW!

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  6. Congrats, Youngman! That's quite the milestone. And I can't wait to see what you have in store for your blog. I'm very intrigued, to say the least.

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  7. Happy Blogiversary Youngman! Here's to your next year blogging being even better than the past three. Love your content and can't wait to see what's up next. :-)

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  8. Happy blogiversary! Here's to many more :)

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I look forward to what you've got coming!

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    1. Thank you Michael (probably the only Michael that comes after me alphabetically (Michael Y)).

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  10. Did you choose your title because you're a Hawthorne fan? He wrote "The Scarlet Letter" about me, you know. He changed my name to Hester to protect my identity. I was afraid of everyone knowing what a slut I am. Now that I'm old, I don't care who knows.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You, know... I've never read The Scarlet Letter... I suppose I'll have to add it to my incredibly long list of novels to read.

      Yes, my title is based off of his short story. One of my favorites.

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  11. Congratulations on your first-ish year!

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  12. I enjoy reading your posts and I'm always inspired by fellow bloggers who stick with it. I stopped and started so many times and finally feel good about my writing. It's refreshing to see others who do too. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the "first" year ;)

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  13. Congratulations, buddy. I have read and enjoyed every post, and I plan on enjoying them for years to come. I want to hug you, but I know that it's just because Mrs. Birdman keeps talking about how handsome you are.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    1. Always a special treat when I get a comment from you on the actual blog.

      Chris, thanks so much for doing so much to promote me. I don't know what I did to make you and your lovely wife like me so much, but I am very thankful for your support on G+ and just in life in general.

      And thanks for being a good friend.

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  14. Happy Anniverary Youngman. I love your blog, I'm crazy about you, and can't wait to see what new things you have planned!

    I'll have a glass of wine in your honor tonight :) And maybe a cupcake, too!

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    1. Anytime anyone has a drink for me, my heart skips a beat.

      I'm having a drink for you now!

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    1. Thanks man! And thanks for being a good friend to me!

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  16. So happy to be here and happy anniversary!

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  17. Happy anniversary! I'm glad I did start reading your blog. You are truly one of my favorite bloggers. I hope you keep writing for a loooong time.

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  18. Happy Bloggiday! I was brought here when you decided to buy me THE SIMPLE DUDE's ebook. Of course, I had to come check you out after that. It was your writing that kept me here.

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    1. I'm glad we found each other that way, man!

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  19. Huzzah! Congrats on the blogaversary. And don't worry about lying about your blog's age. I do it allllllll the time.

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    1. Haha Jen. I can always count on you for a laugh :)

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  20. As I always say you are an amazing writer Youngman Brown. It seems you are also a hell of decent person. Looking forward to the next 105 posts. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I can't wait for the next 105 as well!

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    1. Thanks man! And thanks for being a part of DW!

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