This is a milestone, for sure. When we started this blog in 2005, the word “blog” was still an emerging part of the public vocabulary. In fact, Merriam-Webster named “blog” the “Word of the Year” in 2004. Back then, blogging was mostly for techies, pundits and voyeurs.
It’s been almost six years since Isaac (my sister’s husband and the Magic Beans CFO) suggested I start a blog. I could never have imagined then how prevalent blogs would eventually become. Today there are more than 156 million blogs on the internet. That blows my mind! The upside is, there’s no shortage of great stories to read. The downside is, there aren’t enough hours in the day to read them all.
This is why I am so grateful to have had such a loyal following over the years. We’ve tried to bring you a mix of content – product reviews, news from inside our industry, safety information and parenting tips. I’ve always wished I could find the time to post more frequently, but I guess 1000 posts is nothing to sneeze at.
So, in honor of this occasion, and to thank you for seeing us through our first 1000 posts, I’m going to give away a giant Melissa & Doug Giraffe this week.
To enter, comment here between now and 7/22 and share your favorite post on this blog AND your favorite blog(s) to read (aside from this one, of course). On 7/23 we’ll choose a winner at random. Thanks again for reading and good luck!