Seven years ago today, the first post on Phoenix Real Estate Guy was crafted and published.
OK, “crafted” is a real stretch. But it was published on May 8, 2005.
That seems like a lifetime ago.
Since that day some 2,000ish articles have been published here, some of far better quality than post #1, many not. Over 30,000 comments have been left by some four million visitors.
That last number is what blows my mind. I never would have dreamed that many people would stumble across our little corner of the interwebs.
Though I would still write if no one visited, there are few things I cherish more than those that take the time to stop by, read, search for homes, and comment if they feel so inclined. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you.
I know things have been a bit slow here the last couple of months. Getting a new job, relocating, and having a heart attack all in the span of six weeks has taken up a lot of time formerly devoted to writing. Hopefully things will slow down a bit from here. Phoenix Real Estate Guy is not going away.
In fact, soon you will see some new talent here alongside me. Some Thompson’s Realty agents will be posting, and I should be able to kick in content as well.
I would be remiss if I didn’t specifically thank three people that have done more to help me keep this thing alive than they realize. My lovely wife Francy and two stunning “children” James and Lauren – who were 11 and 13 when TPREG was born and are now adults — have supported me, encouraged me, and been as mystified as I have by the success of the blog. They are everything I live for. Thank you all.
It should be interesting to see what the next seven years bring!
Photo credit: Yours truly. I have no idea how I managed to find a bottle of Jack Daniel’s lying around…