Celebrating a Virtual Ton of Fun – Drew’s Marketing Minute Hits 2000 Comments Strong!

BalloonSubmitted by Roberta Rosenberg

Drew sent me a quick email informing me I had written his 2000th comment since he launched Drew's Marketing Minute and asked me ever-so-nicely if I would write a post about the reaching this milestone.

David Reich had been tapped for posting duties when his comment clocked in at 1000 and pushed Drew into quadruple digits. David's post, as you can read here, is eloquent and generous. But it didn't take very long to get to 2000, did it, Drew? Barely 2 months and bam! there you are.

What else could I possibly add as your 2000th commentator? Maybe I'll just accept my virtual balloons and confetti and call it a day. (Thank you, everybody. You're the greatest!)

Or maybe not.

I'm still a fair newbie to blogging and social media marketing. Coming to the medium from a marketing/copywriting career in print and old-fashioned web work — amazing to say a 10-year old medium is old-fashioned, but hey, I digress — the overall generosity of the marketing-minded blogging community in general, and Drew in particular, continues to astound and amaze me. And unless you're, like under 25 and are thinking what's the big deal, you probably feel the same way.

From one little acorn grew not only a towering oak but a veritable garden of digital connections. Some direct, some not so. Some useful, some just fun. All good.

Drew's devotion to his craft and his firm grasp on the philosophical and yes, ethical bigger picture, have lead to ebooks, several memes, get-togethers, and an abundance of link love. Hundreds of his fellow bloggers – marketing-oriented and otherwise – have benefited. I know I have, and probably so have you.

Even now, Drew has initiated yet another helping hand. In his post, Help me build a new blogger toolbox, Drew has asked his friends – let's call them "Drewpies" – to provide core resources for newbie bloggers. Someone was kind enough to mention The Copywriting Maven and when I finish this post, I'll be adding a few of my own favorites.

Congrats, kiddo. I'm proud to be a "Drewpie!"
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18 comments on “Celebrating a Virtual Ton of Fun – Drew’s Marketing Minute Hits 2000 Comments Strong!

  1. David Reich says:

    Wow, Drew. 2,000 already? 1,000 new comments in about 2 months is really impressive. It’s because you’re writing about things that hit a nerve with people and inspire them to post comments.

    Congratulations, my friend.

  2. mindblob says:

    Roberta,
    Congratulations for being the “one” and thank you for this very nice post.
    Drew : AMAZING ! ! ! Double within just 2 months! Wow! You deserve to have many more readers. On the way to 3000! Congratulations! Who gets to be number 2007? ; )

  3. David,

    Thank you for adding so much to the conversations here. I just sort of toss up the ball and all of you grab it and run with it.

    That’s the fun of it, as you well know from your blog’s well deserved success.

    Drew

  4. Luc,

    Thank you, my friend. Yes, on our way to 3,000. Who knows where that will take us. But the journey is the goal — yes? Not the destination.

    As long as you guys stick around for the journey, I’m game to see where it takes us!

    Drew

  5. Roberta,

    Thank you for the wonderful and warm post. Like you, I am astonished at the spirit of the professionals we get to interact with via this medium.

    I’ve met people I would probably never know…and earned friendships I would have never enjoyed.

    That alone, even if there was no business ROI would make blogging a win for me.

    Thanks again.

    Drew

  6. Gavin Heaton says:

    I love the term “drewpies”. Seems like there really are thousands of us out there!

  7. I am proud to be a Drewpie! May I add my belated congratulations Drew? And I wanted to tell you again how gratefulI am for your generosity in giving me advice at this stage in my blog life. (Is there such a thing as a blog/life balance?) Keep up the great work…

  8. Brian says:

    Wasn’t Drewpie one of the original “Seven Dwarfs”? That might explain why Drew is such a big Disney fan!

  9. Gavin,

    This is the risk you run when a clever and funny writer happens to be your 2,000th commenter!

    As long as you guys keep coming back, I’ll gladly call you whatever you want!

    Drew

  10. Jackie,

    I’ve been more than happy to help in what little ways I can. Your blog was already well on its way!

    The best part of my offering you a little help was that now you hang out here and add to the conversation!

    Thanks for being part of the choir!

    Drew

  11. Brian,

    LOL! Now I am pretty sure Walt would not have loved that version!

    Drew

  12. JakeNudge says:

    Congrats Drew! Nice work 🙂

  13. Thanks for the link love! Congrats on the 2000th comments! You rock!!

  14. Lewis Green says:

    Drewpie. I think that describes me when I awake. But I am happy to redefine the word to mean a Drew follower.

  15. David Armano says:

    Congrats on the milestone Drew. That’s a lot of comments!

  16. Jake — thank you. I’ve just discovered your blog and am loving the content!

    Terra — I’m happy to share a little link love. That seems like a small token in comparison to all you guys adding your thoughts and insights to my posts. That’s where the real value is found, in my opinion.

    Drew

  17. Lew,

    Wasn’t there also a cartoon character…Droopie to Dog or something?

    I’m proud to count you among my readers and even better, among my friends!

    Drew

  18. Thanks David,

    As you know…too much silence to a blogger feels very lonely. So I am more grateful than I can say that you guys drop in and add your thoughts.

    Drew

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