Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. I can’t think of a better day to thank all of you for your continued support of Journalistics. Since launching the blog this past spring, more than 50,000 of you have shown up to read our posts. Now that might not sound like a lot to some of you, but to us, that’s simply amazing. We’re thankful for every single one of our readers. Your personal messages, post suggestions, and regular input around the topics we discuss here make the work worthwhile. So, thank you.
There are also a few hundred or so of you that have helped us out in one way or the other over the past year, whether with the blog or our product development plans behind the scenes. We couldn’t possibly thank you all in this post – but you know who you are, and here’s one more “thank you” for you.
To all of you that have tried out ExpertTweet or signed up for our looming Journalistics beta – thanks. We will officially start with the direct invites on December 1st for our first wave of the beta (which is really an alpha, but that’s beside the point).
Of course, we can’t dole out thanks without thanking the 9,000+ Followers of Journalistics on Twitter. You continue to be the #1 source of the traffic to our blog, and the true evangelists for our developing brand. Thank you for all the retweets, replies, and new relationships.
There are a few people we’d like to give special thanks to, while we’re in the spirit of Thanksgiving, namely:
- All those that have worked on Journalistics so far, including Matt McKenzie, Tejus Parikh, Stephen Johnson, Hamed Hashemi, Travers Franckle, Tyrus Smalley, Ashish Mistry, Josh Ferguson, Jared England and Mia Broder
- Our early guest bloggers, Star Borner, Jocelyn Broder and Kathy Cabrera
- Ragan’s, for regularly featuring our content in their awesome email newsletters
- Bill Stoller, the original “Publicity Guru” for regularly featuring Jeremy Porter as a columnist in his widely popular Free Publicity newsletter
- David Meerman Scott and Peter Shankman, for being generous with their time at our Atlanta tweetups this year
- Valerie Simon, Tressa Robbins, and Debbie Friez – some of our earliest and most active Twitter followers, easily responsible for a ton of our readers
- Dave Armon, Jeff Haynie, Dave Williams, Lance Weatherby, Ashish Mistry, and David Cummings, for their regular and generous advice and guidance on Journalistics
- While not directly related, Sarah Evans, for all she does for our profession and for her leadership in helping us learn this social media stuff
If we left you off the list, please don’t take it personally. We’re thankful to you too. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to getting back to things next week and hope you’ll swing back by (we’ve got some exciting stuff coming up).