The Idea Dude


Thursday, May 17, 2007

We let a 1,000 flowers bloom

1,000 bloggers actually, that's the number of members that signed up since we went open beta in late November. That accounts for over 1,200 blogs in TheGoodBlogs network. What's more exciting is that we also fast approaching our 50 million blog promotion mark. What's a blog promotion? It's every time we show your blog post in our widget. For us, it's a huge number because I remember when we started with 1 blog less than 6 months ago. You have no idea how scary it was to start with just 1 blog, but that's how it started.

I'm really excited, because I feel Tony and I have made our mark on the blogosphere. It may be dent or a scratch, but it is a tangible mark. What's more important, we're connecting bloggers to each other every day, facilitating conversations, and building communities. In our short journey, we helped a 1,000 flowers bloom a little more. We sure going to hang around and help another 1,000 more.

Liz Strauss said it best at SOBcon, you don't build a community, you make room for one. We have lots of room at TheGoodBlogs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please accept the thanks of one of those thousand flowers. Job well done!

11:55 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Connie, thanks so much! You're a rose! or maybe an orchid. Definitely something special.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vern

Love your attitude:
"you don't build a community, you make room for one. We have lots of room"

(Three more 'rooms' taken up by me this week, so it's growing, spreading).

Love the conversation feature too. Cute little buttons. I hope those will show up more and more in the blogosphere ;-)

Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

6:23 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hmm, funny thing, the word attitude has been cropping up in my thinking this week. Because it is about attitude, you can't control what life throws at you but you can control the way you respond.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, told you I like your 'attitude'

Karin H.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Karen Putz said...

Congrats on expanding the room!

I'm enjoying the new blogs that I find on my widget each day.

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Karen, we love the discovery part too. I know it works because that's how I keep up with the Blogosphere.

10:29 AM  

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