Four years ago today the first post here was published. To be honest, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, or even why I was doing it.
Four years later, I’m still not exactly sure what I’m doing. And sometimes I wonder why.
But do it I must. Over the years, this little corner of the Internet has gone through name changes (we started out as the “Arizona Real Estate Blog”), a domain name change (I bet no one remembers that we used to be at BuyGilbertHomes.com), hosting changes and Lord knows how many theme changes and modifications.
I distinctly remember the first time TPREG got 100 visitors in a week. I wondered then why in the world almost 15 people a day would come by to see my ramblings. That over 1,000 unique individuals will stop by today still blows my mind.
And really it is for you, “Oh avid reader”, that I continue down this path. Don’t get me wrong, I love the business this thing generates. And certainly that is a large chunk of the answer to the “why do you do it?” question.
But that’s not the only reason. As corny as it sounds, this silly blog is a part of me and my life.
I can’t begin to describe how much I’ve learned in the last four years from this endeavor. For that I thank all the other bloggers, in real estate and beyond, those that comment and email, and those I laugh and share with “In Real Life”. Hopefully I’ve been able to pay a little of that knowledge forward. I’ve met so many people, and experienced so many things as a result of doing this that I can’t fathom ever giving it up.
On this fourth blogiversary, I want to express my sincere appreciation for everyone that’s ever stopped by. Ever read a post, ever left a comment, searched for a home, or ever linked to something I wrote. And of course to those that found us here and trusted us to help you buy or sell a home, you have my deepest gratitude. A lot of people have stopped by this blog and your support, contributions and readership over the last four years has made this one remarkable journey.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. And hang on, because the next four years ought to be a wild ride!