1,000th Post

“Now, with the blogs, you can share your thoughts with up to 10 people.”

This is my 1,000th (published…a few dozen never saw the light of day, thankfully) post on CostPerNews.

CPN went live on Nov 1, 2006 and I had no idea where it was going (and still don’t). 19 months later (at an average of 52 posts a month), we’ve hit the magic 1k mark.

I knew in October of ’06 that I wanted to have a place where I could write as frequently or infrequently as I wanted and cover the emerging web2.0 space and the connections I was (and still am) seeing with traditional affiliate marketing. I came up with the name while mowing the lawn that Fall and ran inside to register the domain before I forgot. Luckily, I didn’t forget.

I can honestly say that this little blog has been the most important vehicle for my own personal brand and business, helping me to get into doors that wouldn’t have been opened otherwise and helping me to get to know some pretty incredible people along the way. If you’re wondering if you should start a blog, take it from me… yes.

So, thank you for being there and listening to my crazy ramblings about Twitter and Tumblr and RSS and open source over the past couple of years. I’ve sold this blog, quit this blog (twice), re-acquired this blog and redesigned it (at least 10 times). And here we are again.

I’ve grown a lot with this place and I look forward to growing even more with the next thousand posts.

Many thanks all!!


Are All the New Folks Gone Yet?

OK, good.

Let’s get back to business.

But seriously, I have had offers to buy CPN, offers to blog under my name, offers to roll CPN up into other marketing blogs… but I just can’t pull the trigger.

I’ve been blogging here since October ’06 (around the time I started on Twitter coincidentally). That’s not a good reason to keep anything going, but in this case I can’t leave the place that made me a Z lister.

This blog has been such a constant in my life and I strangely miss it when I take a week or four off.

So, from here on out I’m back to the 3-4 posts a day covering the strange and fascinating world of performance marketing and its intersection with whatever is next.

Thanks for playing along… it will be worth it, I promise.