Three posts ago, this blog crossed 4000 entries. It makes sense it’d happen this week, four years after this site launched nearly to the date. It seems my average has been about 1000 posts a year. Wow.
It’s been quite a trip so far. Four years ago, I had no idea what I was doing with my life. The Standard was two years dead, I was working on a book that terrified me, and I had some ideas – for a new conference, and for a business that might support full time independent media guys like myself.
Four years later, I hear rumbling the Standard is going to relaunch, The Search is in 26 languages (and still a bestseller, two years after, in a couple categories on Barnes and Noble!), Web 2 is in its fourth year with six conferences in three countries, and my dream of supporting independent authors has turned into FM, which turns profitable this month on a eight figure revenue run rate with 140 amazing authors and more than 41 million worldwide uniques.
I honestly can’t comprehend how this all happened – save that I and several teams of amazing people have worked very, very hard these past four years. But I am sure it never would have without this site, and you as supporters, critics, and sounding boards. It’s an honor to be here still, hacking away.
And if I have one goal for the next four years, it’s that I can get back to writing out loud here, and feeding this site and the conversation it sparks more thoughtfully than I have been recently.
I hope you’ll continue to come along for the journey.