seventh year anniversary of blogging

Today marks my seventh year anniversary as a blogger.  Seven years is a long time for anything. 

The revolution in the tech industry that began way more than seven years ago has changed the way we communicate in every single aspect of our daily lives.  That life change has permeated into all walks of life throughout the world.  We are going through a global change with no clear end in site of where we end up. Change is also becoming more rapid. I feel blessed to be a part of the changes taking place. 

In my small corner where I get to communicate with people through my blog, meet and greet people and if the stars align do business together.  I always thought that blogging would take me somewhere but I just didn't know where.  The haze has burned off and there is no doubt that blogging has introduced me to a community of interesting people around the world.  It has also helped me re-enter the working world in my own terms.  

Today might mark the seventh anniversary but tomorrow begins the eighth year and I am looking forward to that and the next path it leads me to.  

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro

    My thanks to the www, it’s always a delight to read your insights!

  2. johndodds

    Congratulations. Only yesterday I forwarded a three year old post of yours to a friend.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Wow. Which one?

  3. Mike Hart

    I just passed one year of blogging and still haven’t found my sweet spot or audience. To be successful for seven years you’ve obviously found both. Your openness is very refreshing and shows a steady confidence your own online presence. Or you just don’t care what others think, but either way it works.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Believe me, some days I feel like I am on a roll while other days I wonder.Keep commenting!

  4. rachel

    Always think you are too modest and never comment on how vast your readership is. Do we have stats? You can brag to me!PS Mazel Tov!

    1. Gotham Gal

      I do have stats. All good.Thanks Rachel

  5. Yule Heibel

    Congrats, Joanne – seven is a lucky number, right? And eight is strength! FWIW, I also had a 7th blogiversary this year (in April). Not sure about who’s reading, but it has been a good outlet for me. Who knows what I’d be doing without it…! 😉

    1. Gotham Gal

      The outlet is key!! Congrats

  6. Whatever

    Reading your blog over the years, I don’t know what’s been worse: hearing about your disgusting conspicuous consumption, your overestimation of your own abilities, or your atrocious grammar.I’m sure this won’t make it past the “censors,” as only your adoring (friends and wealthy sycophants) are seen fit to comment on your silly and nonsensical rantings. Stick to the recipes; it’s the only thing you seem to have any knowledge of whatsoever.

    1. fredwilson

      count me as her most adoring fanyou have no idea what you are talking about assholeplenty of people have perfect grammarbut very few have the energy, optimism, and passion for life that the gotham gal hasclearly you don’t

      1. daryn

        You’re a good man, Fred. It’s sad to see the anonymous cowards here, but I guess that’s what you get after 7 years of keeping a fantastic blog :)Rest assured, GG’s loyal readers have your backs.

        1. fredwilson

          thanks Darynthe number of amazing people we have met through blogging is staggering. andyou are one of our very favorites!

        2. Gotham Gal

          Thanks Daryn!

    2. leeschneider

      Dick. Let’s have a look at your blog. I bet it’s spectacular.However, I’m glad GG let this comment live. That’s what makes the world of blogging so interesting…the comments from both sides.

      1. Gotham Gal

        For sure. Didn’t someone once say, “if you don’t have anything nice tosay, don’t say anything at all.”

    3. RichardF

      if it offends you that badly why are you reading this anyway or is self flagellation something you enjoy

    4. BB

      Coward! GG is part of what makes the open society of the internet so special. Countless others with her lot in life would be totally cut off from the unseemly likes of you, she is not. She puts herself out there. Through this blog I get to enjoy her access, ideas, advice and plenty of good living. By being so mean and anonymous, you threaten that spirit. Go somewhere else you miserable fuck.

      1. Gotham Gal

        Nice Bridget!

  7. Sunchowder

    Another adoring fan here Joann, I have been following you for almost 2 years and I have been able to travel through you, to eat through you, to enjoy art from around the world with you, book reviews, glorious recipes….I love your blog, your honesty and your energy 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks Wendy! Really really appreciate it.

  8. awaldstein

    Congrats!Blogging is both difficult and wonderful. A job and gift.

  9. Erin Newkirk

    “Today might mark the seventh anniversary but tomorrow begins the eighth year and I am looking forward to that and the next path it leads me to.”Love that. It’s so telling of your energy, optimism and enthusiasm. Fred is so right. This is such a gift to your readers and to those lucky enough to interact with you outside of your blog.Thanks for all you do to make the world a better place. You are amazing!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks Erin. If it wasn’t for blogging… I would have never met you! Thatis one of the many gifts blogging has given me.

      1. Erin Newkirk

        Right back at you.

  10. atryon

    Add me to the list of people you inspired to start a blog. I had been reading blogs for years, but until I found yours I was never sure what to write about. You made me realize I can write about the things I care about, the people I meet, and always the things I eat. Here’s to the next 7.Maybe we need a Gotham Girl meetup to properly toast you?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Meetup sometime in year 8

  11. skysurfer172

    I’m late to the party! Let me congratulate you on a fantastic blog that I absolutely adore and will read and participate in for as long as it’s out here. I love trying to learn something new every day and this blog along with Fred’s helps me achieve that daily goal.Thank you and Happy Belated Birthday as well!!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Ahh. Thanks so much

  12. ShanaC

    May you go from strength to Strength