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Thursday, 16 January 2014

HeroPress Seventh Anniversary!


Today is my official seventh blogging anniversary.

During that time HeroPress has had three addresses (and one ill-considered, and mercifully brief, name change) with the blog moving to its current home (www.heropresstwo.blogspot.co.uk) in September last year after a great deal of kerfuffle with Blogger/Google over my payment to lease the HeroPress.net site.

As it happened the change was probably the best thing I could have done for the site. Sure our Followers dropped from over 300 to just under 100, but the site has been streamlined and given a new lick of paint as well as a gorgeous new header by talented graphic designer/artist Jeremy Hawkins of Being Retro (who also supplied the striking birthday poster above).

Thanks also to author and blogger DL Hammons whose Blog Blitz in late September brought a host of welcome visitors to my new home, and some even stayed to buoy up the membership of my Band Of Brothers (And Sisters).

I didn't mark my anniversary last year, falling so soon as it did after the death of my mother, and in the wake of that tragedy it has been a year of questioning my priorities and trying - within my physical and mental limitations - to make something of myself that my parents would be proud of.

I hope some of these goals are reflected in my resolutions for this year, as well as the drastic measures I need to take to look after my health, and to that end Rachel and I will be breaking with tradition this year. Usually she treats me to a meal at my favourite Oriental Buffet restaurant in Tonbridge, but tonight we're planning to stay in and have a more healthy meal.

15 comments:

  1. Happy 7th... you always something great to read, I am glad we are friends and will be for a very long time. You should head out for the buffet, I know that is what we are doing tonight... it is a great day!

    All the best and all the rest!

    Jeremy

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  2. Congrats, Tim! I stop by every day and I always find something fun on your blog. This was my 7th year of blogging too.

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  3. Congrats!!!!!!! (BTW, that's 7 exclamation points).

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  4. Congratulations on seven years Tim! Hero Press has been one of my "must read everyday" blog for a long time now.

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  5. Congratulations, my love. Very, very proud xxx

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  6. Thank you all for your amazing comments. Let's hope HeroPress can continue to grow - and find some focus - in the months and years to come!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Glad you kept Hero Press. I thought that your 'Heroes-Suck-Villains-Rule-Press' blog was going in the wrong direction.

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    1. Ha ha! I'm logging that name away for the next time I wig out and decide to change everything for no apparent reason ;-)

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  8. Congrats! Love the poster Jeremy did for you! He does such great work.

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    1. I think it's fair to say without Jeremy's new header for HeroPress I might have felt that all the technical hassles I was having at the time with the blog were too much to be bothered with.

      It was seeing that header, when Jeremy first sent it through, that made a light bulb explode in my head and a little voice say "yes! let's keep doing this!"

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  9. Congrats, Tim. Thanks for the last 7 and and here's to at least 7 more years of enjoyable bloggery!

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  10. We're just weeks apart! I call us the second generation of bloggers, and yeah, we're pretty old already.

    So happy 7th bloggerversary!

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  11. We Will post a "Shout-Out" at our "Crypt"....
    Congrats good Sir...!!!
    We enjoyed doing today's D&D posts as well....

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  12. Thank you, gentlemen, for the kind words. Here's hoping for smooth sailing going forward!

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