Monday, 8 August 2011

Happy Birthday Blog: We're One Year Old Today

Happy 1st Birthday
I'm happy to announce that Derek's Home and Business Blog is now one year old and therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers and visitors for your continued support and for making the blog a soaring success. You make this blog and the work that goes into it all worthwhile.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of Bloggers Network who have supported me and my blog for the past 8 months. Thank you to all the wonderful and talented authors who I'm proud to be associated with.

When I first setup the blog on the 8th August of last year, it's primarily aim was to provide a more personal approach with a little bit of business banter thrown in. In fact and one year on, business banter is now an understatement...it's now more highly business orientated than I first anticipated.

Business, SEO and marketing (plus social media) has always been my passion and when I see something really interesting (which is daily), I just cannot help myself but to blog about it. I do try to add personal posts about myself but the business, SEO and marketing side always seems to win. This is not a bad thing as blogging on a personal level is all about something you are passionate about and the topics mentioned above are certainly the case.

Given this, I'm going to make some changes to the blog over the next few weeks. First and foremost will be the description of the blog. Having business banter in the description just doesn't cut it anymore or do the blog justice. Another change I'm looking at is a new layout. Since I'm completely hopeless at design, this may take some time :)

Anyhow, I'm so happy to see how the blog has progressed over the past year and it's through my dedicated followers, my friends at Bloggers Network and the amount of visitors I receive daily that makes me so proud that people enjoy my blog and the posts I provide. I will continue to bring you more of the same for the foreseeable future.

Again, thank you for your continued support and for making the blog a soaring success. Here's to the next 12 months :)


As ever, if you want to stay up to date with the latest blog posts, don't forget to follow via Google Friend Connect (button on sidebar), on Facebook or subscribe to our feed at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DereksHomeAndBusinessBlog

You can also follow me on Twitter @djones1509, Google+ and on Facebook at:
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To celebrate the blog's birthday, I couldn't resist publishing this post at exactly 08:08am :) Until my next post, have a fabulous week!



17 comments:

  1. Happy Blog Birthday, Derek!
    Thanks for all you do!

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  2. Happy Birthday Keep up your great work and looking forward to this new year!!



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  3. Thank you so much Sheila and Jim. I'm looking forward to providing you with more great articles in the coming year.

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  4. Congratulations on this first successful year, Derek! I look forward to many more years of friendship and learning together. Celebrating with you! :)

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  5. Excellent Derek, keep them coming.

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  6. Thank you Dawn. It's been a real pleasure not only writing for the blog, but in knowing you, your friendship and working together on both Bloggers Network and Authentic Blogger Facebook groups. May it continue for many years to come. I also look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts on the Healing Morning blog.

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  7. Thank you Prasad. I'm so happy that I've helped you for the past year and I hope to continue doing so for years to come.

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  8. Good for you! Excellent...blogging isn't easy..I have my own and I can't find out where it belongs. I have a passion for a lot of different things.

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  9. A very happy Blog Birthday to you, Derek! May you continue to feel passionate about what you do, and may your success continue to soar!

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  10. I know exactly how you feel Debi. I'm sure you will find a solution but please do carry on blogging on the topics that you have a passion for.

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  11. Thank you Becky and the same to you too! Thank you for stopping by :)

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  12. Congrats..happy blog birthday Derek :)

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  13. Congratulations on a year of blogging Derek… and what a blessing to know someone like you who is, well, indispensible! Your advice and wonderful tips have been lifesavers (or blogsavers :) Wishing you many, many more years of successful blogging!

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  14. Hi Derek,

    Congratulations on reaching your 1 year anniversary.

    To many more successful years!

    RB

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  15. Thank you so much Debra for the lovely compliment. It's people like yourself who appreciate the information I provide that makes this blog all worthwhile. Thanks again Debra and I hope to bring you more great tips and advice very soon :)

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday Derek! Thanks so much for all you do for the blogging community. I have connected with so many wonderful writers because of your forum. You are a gem! Looking forward to the new direction of your blog! Cheers!

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