October 11, 2007

louisgray.com Hits 1,000 Posts

January 9th of last year, I finally took the plunge, and started the louisgray.com blog - starting, appropriately enough, with a post showing my anticipation of MacWorld San Francisco, to be held the very next day. While I'd been blogging on my mother's family-oriented site for the better part of two years, I felt I'd outgrown that role, and needed to find a home where I could talk tech and sports without boring everyone. Now, I can bore a different audience altogether here.

Though there's no perfect way to "celebrate" a 1,000th post milestone, I thought I'd highlight some of the major issues and links discussed over the last two years, and provide you some ways you can interact with louisgray.com as we move on to 2,000, 5,000 and beyond.

My Top Ten Obsessions, With Some Help from ZoomClouds:

1. Apple, iPod and iTunes

What is the True Value of an Entertainment Download? (January 27, 2007)
The Apple TV Debate Is Upside Down (March 22, 2007)
How Apple Could Crush Netflix Now (April 11, 2007)

2. Blogs, Links and RSS

Not All Links Are Created Equal (July 18, 2007)
Internal Linking On Some Tech Blogs Is Out of Control (September 12, 2007)
Tech Blog Link Power: Spiky Visitors or Sticky Visitors? (October 2, 2007)

3. Google

10 Suggestions to Improve Google Reader (March 3, 2007)
Google News Search Removes Duplicates (April 30, 2007)
Google Is 95% Of My Search Traffic (July 23, 2007)

4. TiVo and Television

Dear Tivo, Please Track and Report My Data (February 28, 2007)
A Silicon Valley Adventure: Trip to TiVo (May 31, 2007)
Welcome Back, Network Television (September 27, 2007)

5. The Oakland A's and the ANtics

ANtics Giveaway to A's Players Today in Phoenix (March 12, 2006)
ANtics Episode 3.12: A Cust Above (May 13, 2007)
The 2007 A's Love Wednesdays! (August 7, 2007)

6. The Cal Bears

Cal Football Falls Apart In Arizona, Killing BCS Hopes (November 11, 2006)
Tomorrow, Stanford Goes Down Against the Cal Bears (December 1, 2006)
Cal's Huge Win Over Ducks Validates Us (September 29, 2007)

7. The Sacramento Kings

Kings Open 2006-07 Season Flat (November 1, 2006)
The NBA's Struggle With Mid-Market Franchises (November 19, 2006)
Saturday's Kings Game: One to Remember (and Forget) (January 15, 2007)

8. Nintendo Wii and Online Games

Addicting Games Sure to Reduce Productivity (July 2, 2007)
False Alarm: Wii Got Our Wii (July 26, 2007)
Wii Steals Show In Family Weekend Visit (September 9, 2007)

9. Statistics

1000+% Traffic Growth Year over Year? Summary Says So. (May 3, 2007)
Your Blog Statistics May Vary, Widely (August 13, 2007)
Alexa Web Statistics Show Old Media Influence Nosedive (October 7, 2007)

10. Technology Innovators and Startups

Is Technorati Going After Spam Blogs? (March 31, 2007)
What Is the Future Of MyBlogLog? (August 27, 2007)
PlugandPlay Expo Highlight: Spokeo (September 20, 2007)

Along with sharing my obsessions, I've had the pleasure over the last two years to have interacted and conversed with some very engaging people, from the A-list to the B-List and well beyond, from Robert Scoble, Don Dodge, Jeremiah Owyang, Mathew Ingram, Gabe Rivera and Steve Rubel to Steven Hodson, Kent Newsome, Yuvi Panda, David Sifry Jason Kaneshiro, Gal Josefsberg, and worked with great people like Tyler Bleszinksi, Nico Pemantle, Christy Hoffmann, Tom Ziller, Josh Pigford, Jason and Erin Gurney.

The above lists are by no means all inclusive, for sure, but with all the links, I've likely broken Blogger for good. If the service suffers downtime for the next few days, you'll know who to blame. Meanwhile, we'll be cooking up our next 1,000 posts.

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  1. Congrats. Keep it going strong.


  2. I take it we're in the "well beyond" group. Better than nothing! Congratulations - that is quite an accomplishment.

  3. MG and Erin, thanks!

    Of course, MG, your posting here reminds me I neglected to put your name in the list. Stupid me. I knew that would happen.

    Erin, I wouldn't discount Ballhype all that much. It's outstanding.

  4. Ha ha, no worries. We link to each other enough already :)

  5. Shweet! That is definitely a milestone. I think you already celebrated with a new MacBook Pro, right? :)

  6. Congrats! I will be celebrating two years in a week. Maybe I will rip off your post for that one :)