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Happy Blogday To Me!   9 comments

Posted at 12:13 am in commentary

Nope, still on vacation with no new closings, but I thought I would note that three years ago today, 29 December 2007, I made the first posting on Columbia Closings.

It was a "Mission Statement" that codified the somewhat nebulous ideas I had for what I wanted to do here.

The first actual "closing" I posted was for Al-Amir on Devine Street, a space that as fate would have it is again vacant as I write this.

Before those first postings, there were several months of a vague feeling that I wanted to be doing something on the internet, culminating in a bit of an inspiration flash, when the domain-name came to me. When it proved to be available, there was figuring out hosting with GoDaddy, installing WordPress, figuring out how that worked, working out the html for doing pictures the way I wanted to and finally figuring out something to say.

Today, according to WordPress statistics, I've made 904 posts, and I plan to keep on for the foreseeable future. It hasn't brought vast wealth or world domination, but I've had fun, and I want to thank all of you who read and comment on these posts, and often as not set me straight!

Written by ted on December 29th, 2010

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  1. Happy Blogday to you! You wouldn't believe the amount of useful info I've gotten from this blog. It's always a trip to tell people, "You won't be going there for lunch. It closed. How do I know? Check out this website!" Also, love the calendar!

    Matthew

    29 Dec 10 at 8:49 am

  2. Congrats on the milestone. I've enjoyed the site for many years. Keep up the good work.

    Alphonse

    29 Dec 10 at 9:34 am

  3. A really enjoy this website and check it several times per week. It is a good way to see how some of the areas and businesses of Columbia are evolving. Keep up the great work.

    Alex

    29 Dec 10 at 2:56 pm

  4. I discovered this website about 13 months ago when the Dutch Square Kmart was about to close and I was looking into it...it is now a part of my daily web checkup and I enjoy learning about different things of the now and the past and sharing our collective knowledge with one another

    Andrew

    29 Dec 10 at 8:35 pm

  5. Happy new year , Ted. Great site and always enjoyable reading.

    Terry Edwards

    30 Dec 10 at 6:40 am

  6. Hardly a day goes by that I don't check your website. You've done a great job & I wish you well in the coming year.

    John R

    30 Dec 10 at 9:23 am

  7. Congratulation ^^

    Nararya

    10 Jan 11 at 10:53 am

  8. care to tell us who the birthday boy/girl is??

    Andrew

    10 Jan 11 at 2:27 pm

  9. A young lady who is dear to my heart..

    ted

    10 Jan 11 at 4:35 pm

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