And boy, look at what we've been able to do together!
Today is this blog's first blogiversary and so I've spent this week honoring some people who have been in front of the line, leading the dance and keeping us on beat. Because I sure didn't get here alone!
But without a doubt — the biggest thanks go to you. The people who come here to teach, talk, ask and share.
Anniversaries are, by their nature, about numbers. Technorati rankings, subscribers, etc are important but what I'm really proud of it are the numbers we've generated together this year.
There's not one thing on this list I could have done alone. I am so honored and grateful that you've been a part of it all.
Age of Conversation
Over 1,300 copies sold
Over $10,000 raised for Variety, the Children's Charity
Giving College Grads a Fighting Chance
50 pages of sage counsel from 50 different professionals
2 downloadable PDF versions
Thousands of downloads
New Blogger's Toolbox
57 resources (blogs and articles)
Thousands of hits (and hopefully helps!)
Marketing Lessons from Walt
11 pages of Disneycentric marketing wisdom
Thousands of downloads
446 conversations started
Many more to come!
So my friends….in the end, the conga line has gotten pretty long. And I couldn't be happier. Thank you for enriching the conversation. I hope you'll stick around for year #2!
Thank you to all commenters, including the following:
Aaron M. Potts, Aaron Davidson, Adam Brucker, Adam Kayce, Adam Steen, Adrian Lee, Adriana, Al, Aldian Prakoso, Alex Bellinger, Alvin Borromeo, Amelia, Amy, Amy HVG, Andrew Clark, Andrew Flusche, Anita Bruzzese, Andy Beard, Andy Brudtkuhl, Andy Drish, Ann Handley, ann michael, Anna Farmery, Anne Simons, Art Dinkin, Arun Rajagopal, Bart, basketer, Becky, Becky Carroll, Becky McCray, Becky-Joe, Ben Yoskovitz, Beth, Bill Gammell, Bob Glaza, Bob LeDrew, Brad Shorr, Brett Duncan, Brett Rogers, Brett Trout, Brian Clark, Bryan Person, C. B. Whittemore, Cam Beck, Caroline Melberg, Carolyn Manning, Char, Charles Brown, Charlie, Charlie, Chris, Chris Brown, Chris Clarke, Chris Cree, chris gribble, Chris Kieff, Chris Punke, CK, Chris, Christine Kane, Chris Newlan, Christopher, Trottier, Chuck, Clara, Claire Celsi, Claire Walter, Clyde Smith, Connie Reece, Copywriting Services, Cord Silverstein, Cory Garrison, Craig Harper, Dan, Dan Scwabel, Dani, Daniel Sitter, Daria Radota Rasmussen, Dario, Darren, Dave Forde, David Airey, David Armano, David Berkowitz, David Brazeal, David Dalka, David Koopmans, David Meerman Scott, David Reich, Dawud Miracle, Debra Murphy, Delaney Kirk, Dennis Bjørn Petersen, Derek Tutschulte, Donna Konley, DotMySpot, Doug, Doug Karr, Doug Meacham, Douglas Mitchell, Dustin Jacobsen, Easton Ellsworth, Elizabeth Anderson, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Saunders, Ellen Weber, Elysa, Eric Brown, Eric Kintz, Erin Blaskie, Fran, Gabriel, Galt, Gavin Heaton, gianandrea facchini, Graham Hill, Guy Kawasaki, Hannah, Heather Gallegos, Helen, Howie, Ian, Irene, JG Richards, Jaap Steinvoorte, Jack Hayhow, Jackie Cameron, Jackie Shervington, Jake Nudge, Jamie Shiels, Jane, Jane Greer, Janet Green, Janice, Jay Thompson, Jaynie, Jeff, Jeff Morris, Jeff Weinberger, Jennifer Espeland, Jessica Colleen, Jeremy, Jim Durbin, Jim Kukral, Jim Lane, Jim Tobin, Jim D Walton, Joan Schramm, Joanna Young, Joe Raasch, John, John, John Dawson, John Jackson, Jon Burg, Jonathan Lenhart, Jonathan Treiber, Josh More, Josh Spaulding, Kami Huyse, Kammie K., Katie Cummings, Katie Konrath, Kevin Dugan, Kevin Hillstrom, Kim Klaver, Kirsten Harrell,, Kristin Gorski, Kristen, Kristen Walker, Larry Hendrick, Larry Lehmer, Laura, Leesa Barnes, Leslie Tane, Lewis Green, Leon, Linkerjpatrick, Lisa, Liz Strauss, Lord Matt, Loren Nason, Lori Grant, Lori Magno, Lou Hampton, Maartje, Mack Collier, Madena M Burman, Marcus Brown, Mark, Mark Riffey, Marie, Mario Sundar, Mario Vellandi, Mark Blair , Mark Goren, Mark Stinson, Mark True, Martin Jellsema, Mary Schmidt, Mason, Matt Dickman, Matt Hamilton, Matt Haverkamp, Matthew Hooper, Michael Libbie, Michael Morton, Michael Wagner, Michel, Michelle Lamar, Mike Pearce, Mike Sigers, Mike Sansone, Mike Smock, Mike Templeton, Mike Thomas, mindblob, mitch matthews, Moda di Magno, Nathan, Nancy, Nancy, Neil Sanderson, Nettie Hartsock, Nicholas Gill, Nick Darling, Nick Rice, Nikole Gipps, Pat McGraw, Patrick, Patrick Schaber, Paul Enderson, Paul McEnany, Paul Paetz, Penina, Pete Deutschman, Peter Kim, Phil Gerbyshak, Pieter Ardinois, Rachel, Ray Edwards, rishi, Rob Cuesta, Roberta Rosenberg, Robert Hruzek, Robyn McMaster, Roger Anderson, Roger von Oech, Rosa Say, Rush Nigut, Ryan Barrett, Ryan Healy, Ryan Karpeles, Sacrum, Sam Beckwith, Sandy Renshaw, Scott, Scott Ginsberg, Scott Monty, Scott Townsend, Sean Carter, Sean Howard, Sean Woodruff, Seth Godin, Sham, Sharon Sarmiento, Shaping Youth, Sherry Borzo, Simon, SimonStudio, Soni Pitts, Stephanie Sheaffer, Stephanie Weaver, Stephen Denny, Steve Farber, Steve Harper, Steve Lovelace, Steve Miller, Steve Roesler, Steve Sisler, Steve Woodruff, Susan Gunelius, Susan F. Heywood, Susan Martin, Susan Weiner, Sustainable is Good, Suzanne Obermire, T.J., Terra Anderson, Terry Starbucker, Thomas R. Clifford, Tim Jackson, Timothy L Johnson, Toby Bloomberg, Toby Getsch, Todd And, Tom Guarriello, Tom Swartwood, Tom Vander Well, Tony D. Clark, Travis, Tshombe, Uwe Hook, V. Michael Santoro, Valeria Maltoni, Vanessa, Vernon Lun, Will Humphrey, Xander, Zane, 4MySales
Who is in my conga line?
CK (Christina Kerley)
The smiling faces
My other blog homes
Happy 1st Anniversary, Drew. You’ve enriched the blogosphere with your posts, comments, and other contributions.
Happy 1st Blogiversary Drew! I know that so much more is yet to come. Keep up the excellent work. You’ve created a wonderfully bright spot on the web!
Congratulations, Drew! You’ve done some absolutely amazing things with this blog in one year. You’re one of those people I’m thankful to have met through blogging. Looking forward to year 2!
Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana Drew, congratulations! As another blogger, I must say that what you have done in your first year is exceptional, a stellar example of what it takes to succeed in an increasingly cluttered blogosphere; hard work and positive thinking, the willingness to generously give, with belief that it is all worth it – and then more tenacious hard work. I think the more blogging voices the merrier in many ways, for one thing about competition is that it does get the truly winning voices to rise like cream to the top, and yours is one of those voices. There is no conga line without the guy (or girl) willing to keep playing the music worth dancing to! Mahalo Drew.
You’ve been a true inspiration over the past year, and a great example of sharing. Kudos on a great 365…you’ve had a pretty good start!
Bro, when I read your Disney writings last Dec. I thought “Man this is some pretty good sh*t! It reflects pure and authentic reasoning without a thought towards marketing theory. Walt was the man!”
Anyways, happy blogiversary!
Seems like more than just one year. Good for you!!
Happy blogiversary, Drew! It’s absolutely amazing what you’ve been able to accomplish in one scant year. I’d argue that most of it has to do with your selflessness and creativity. The two pack a powerful punch.
Looking forward to connecting with you – virtually and personally – over the coming year.
Wowsa…1 year! Can you believe what all you fit into that year?
Can you believe what all you created and shared in through 365 days…while raising a beautiful daughter AND running a busy biz? (Cuz I can’t).
You just amaze me friend. Can’t even fathom what Round (year) 2 has in store.
In fact I rather like that you’ll surprise us.
With thanks, hugs and awe I say THANK YOU ;-).
Drew, congratulations and many thanks for all of the fun that you’ve contributed. Here’s to a fantastic year #2!
Glad to be dancing with you Drew! You’re a great congo coach my friend!
Happy 1st blogiversary, Drew. Can’t imagine how dull the sphere must have been before a year ago.
Congratulations Drew! A fitting anniversary for a blogger of your caliber.
Look at what you have accomplished in just one year. Now that you have reached the top of the mountain, I know you are already seeking new peaks to scale.
Congratulations again. Thank you for your inspiration, guidance, but most of all friendship.
Congrats, Drew! I look forward to the year ahead.
Drew, congratulations on a new milestone reached. Early on, you became a “must read” for me. Sharing your knowledge and character with us is no small feat. Thanks, and continued success.
Thanks for the shout-out and the generous way you’ve approached your first year. Congratulations!
Happy Anniversary Drew! As a new blogger, I am learning so much from you. To see your success in just one year, makes me want to be better. I look forward to many future conversations, and I wish you many anniversaries. Enjoy and breathe in this special day! Angela
What a Conga line! CONGRATULATIONS for all you brought to our eyes, minds and hearts. You gave us so much on the way to this 1 year anniversary! Most of all you gave us… the very best of YOU! Thank you!
Rock on to year number 2!
just a quick question – did you invent the term ‘conga line’? And what does it stand for exactly?
I’ve now seen numerous posts about it, but haven’t find the origin of it yet. And certainly don’t want to go thru blogposts full of names and links 😉
Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for celebrating with link love! Wishing you many more years of success. I appreciate your writing and the conversations here!
Happy 1st blogiversary, Drew! Here’s to many, many more. 🙂
Congratulations, Drew! I appreciate all of the ways that you lead the way. I’m right behind you…
Congratulations Drew! I was shocked that it was only one year. You are a natural and awesome blogger and conversation-artist! Can’t wait to connect someday soon.
Thank you to each and every one of you. You add so much to what I write here and I value our connections, friendships and collaborations.
I’m grateful for your time and how generously you share your knowledge, opinions and talents.
Hey Drew, Happy Anniversary. The blogosphere is so much richer and wiser from your contribution. I’m glad I found you. Here’s to the next 100 years!
Hi Drew, congratulations on the first year & look forward to reading, learning from you and sharing with you in the future.
Keep up the outstanding work
To echo everyone else, Happy Anniversary and Congratulations. You do some amazing things here and I look forward to more great stuff in the years to come.
Thank you all for your kind comments and good wishes. It wouldn’t be any where near as good or as much fun without you!
Conga lines are so much fun. You rock, Drew! Keep up the inspiration you spread to me and so many others!
Happy anniversary..sorry I am late to the dance!! Conga!!!
You’re just fashionably late!