Over the last few weeks I have read about a few blogs that have celebrated birthdays – Gavin Heaton’s Servant of Chaos turned 4, Julian Cole’s Ad-Space Pioneers turned 3 and Zac Martin’s Pigs Don’t Fly turned 2.
You get the picture yet? 4, 3, 2 …. yes that’s right, today The Oyster Project celebrates birthday number 1. I recon I would have missed it if I hadn’t of read posts on the aforementioned blogs spruiking their birthdays. Pretty weird that they all fall in October!
I remember my first post and the doubts I had about sending it out to the world. In the end it was what I would consider a success with 9 comments (6 from readers and 3 from myself) especially considering that it is often hard to get that many comments regularly even with a bit of a following. Thanks so much to my mate Zac Martin who posted the first ever comment on this blog and who pointed out to me over a beer that he was jealous because it took him a long time (a year?) to get even one comment. I should never have rubbed a Whopper in your face :)
You can check out my first ever post “Have You Seen Any Bananas?”
I don’t profess to understand in great detail why I got off to a good start but Zac did offer some insights into a post he wrote about me at the start of the year in What Brands Can Learn From An Oyster
It has been a cracker year and I have met some cool people – Zac Martin, Nathan Bush, Kate Kendall (that one took a while :), Peter Wagstaff, Lucio Roberio, James Duthie, Julian Cole, Jye Smith, Josh Strawczynski and enjoyed some great chats and plenty of beers. Even a year on I still don’t know how to answer Mrs Oyster’s question “So you are going to meet some bloke you met on the internet?”
I really am appreciative of everything people have done to help me out and I don’t want to single anyone out because the list would be a bit long (but if you have written a post, got me to an event or let me talk dribble on your podcast then you know I am talking about you).