The Idea Dude

CONNECTING THE DOTS ONE AT A TIME

Monday, July 02, 2007

Now we are one

TheGoodBlogs turned one yesterday. A year ago, Tony aka Tealeaf and I decided we'd start something of our own. We had three rules... Firstly, was it had to be something we were passionate about. Secondly, we would focus on providing value first and making money second. Thirdly, we would have fun doing it. One year later, I'm thrilled to have fulfilled all three premises.


What did I learn?

  • Choose your partners well.
  • Listen to your advisors, but your own decisions.
  • Passion and fun are indivisible. If you're not having fun, it isn't your passion.
  • Money is like oxygen, you need it to survive but it isn't the meaning of life.
  • Life's a journey, you can map it but you don't really know what's around the bend.
  • Question your assumptions everyday but don't second guess yourself. Nope it's not contradictory if you really think about.


What keeps us going? Finding comments on people's blogs that say, "I found you through TheGoodBlogs". Sweet...

BTW: did I tell you we read over 2000 blogs and make friends with some really, really awesome people. That has made my life so much richer, more than I could ever imagine.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Connie Reece said...

Happy bloggiversary! I'm grateful to have found The Good Blogs. Thanks for the terrific service you provide -- glad to hear you're having so much fun doing it!

9:20 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Connie,

That was part of fun, finding great bloggers like you.

Vernon

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Zakman said...

Happy Anniversary Dude!

Thank you for sharing what you learned.

I understand this kind of experience doesn't fall out of the blue sky -- it just needs to learned. And some learn it easy, some the hard way.

I can read what you learned, and understand to some extent, but if I have to learn it, I have to live it.

Say Hi to Liz for me when you have a chance! Thanks :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks for the warm wishes. You're right about having to live it yourself. It's like looking at other people's travelogue instead of making your own journey.
I will say hi to Liz for you.
Vern

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Congratulations on TheGoodBlogs first anniversary! Though I've just joined, I'm happy to be part of a blog community that's run by people who really care about what they do!

Jeanne Dininni
www.WritersNotes.Net

1:15 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Jeanne,

May you be with us for many more anniversaries!

Vern

1:22 AM  
Anonymous Sandy Renshaw said...

Congratulations! The year has gone by really fast. Thanks for all you do.

Sandy

9:45 PM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Sandy,

Finding the PurpleWren is one of my highlights.

Vernon

12:22 PM  

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