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ProBlogger – 3 Years

Posted By Darren Rowse 23rd of September 2007 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Problogger-BirthdayIt’s our birthday – ProBlogger.net was 3 years ago today when I transfered all of my blog tips from a subdomain on another domain that I’d been collecting them all on for a year or so.

For those of you waiting for the ProBlogger birthday competition that I’ve been gathering prizes for – I’m hoping to launch it next week once I’m back from my time away.

In the mean time – if you’re a ProBlogger regular – crack open a bottle of your favorite beverage, help yourself to a ProBlogger birthday cup cake and celebrate with me.

It’s been a big year on ProBlogger. New Job Boards, new design, lots of new readers (we’ve doubled last September’s traffic already this month and RSS subscribers are three times higher) and over 1300 posts and around 25,000 comments (that last one’s a guess).

Thanks to everyone for your support. ProBlogger would not be what it is becoming without a fantastic community of readers, commenters, guest posters and linkers. I appreciate you all and hope that you’ve benefited by being involved this year.

Here’s 10 of my personal favorite posts from the last year (listed in no particular order):

Of course this year ProBlogger had around 1300 posts published so the above just scratches the surface and I’ve skipped over quite a few others that I really enjoyed writing.

If you’ve got another one from the last year from our archives that I missed feel free to suggest it in comments below and if I get enough responses I’ll compile a reader’s best of list too.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Congrats on the accomplishment. I can’t wait until I can say that as well :)


  2. Happy Birthday! And here’s to many, many more years of excellent problogging tips.

  3. Woohoo!! Happy B-day 2 YOU!! I like how you put your favorite posts. I think I see one I missed along the way:) Have a goodun’.

  4. Conga rats! I can only hope I last this long.

    Here’s to another 3 years!


  5. Many more years of great tips!

  6. Mine isn’t even 3 months old yet and I already feel old. Just kidding, but 3 years is impressive. Writing good quality content like you do takes a lot of energy so congrats

  7. Congratulations!!!

    p.s, yes I love the “my dad the blogger ” post too. good choice ;)

  8. Congrats, Darren. You are still at the top of your game and I wish you continued success — your success is our success. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from you and hope to continue to.

    Happy B-Day, ProBlogger!

  9. Wowszer! Happy THREE.

    The pb cupcakes were fantastic, thanks.

  10. It’s hard to believe it’s only three years. You’ve become such a fixture in the blogging field. I’m looking forward to the next three years, and beyond.

    Happy blogday!

  11. congratulation darren, happy birthday problogger..

  12. Happy Birthday to you Problogger / Darren. I’ll have a glass of Harvey’s Bristol Cream in observance of the celebration.

    Regarding favorite posts, I loved the very clever “My Dad the Blogger” as well. ;)

  13. Happy Birthday!! JohnTP.com will be 2 years old next month :)

  14. Happy B’day Problogger! Congratulations, and keep all your great articles coming, Darren.

  15. Happy Birthday!! Problogger has helped me make Earsucker a lot of what it is today. I appreciate all of your tips, Darren. You’re awesome! Keep up the great work :)

  16. Congrats Darren!

    You’ve really created quite a site, blog, and community here. Excellent articles, comments, design: really great work.

    Here’s to another 3 more years!

    – Mason Hipp

  17. Happy birthday! And congratulations for the awesome job, Darren!

  18. Congrats! Here’s to the next 3!

  19. Congrats!
    Keep up the great work – it’s been a great help to me!
    Looking forward to many more years!

  20. That is fantastic Darren! Good luck with your blog.

  21. Awesome and congrats for you..
    Nowadays you are one of most influential blogger worldwide..

  22. Congrats! I’d never be where I was if it wasn’t for the fact that I found this site 1.5 years ago!

  23. Happy birthday to you… ;)

  24. Happy birthday you old Geezer. Hugs! :D

  25. Happy birthday!
    Now eating chocolate cake and drinking milk.

  26. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! What a great milestone!

    I think ProBlogger is actually the first blog I started reading on a regular basis and really got me into the blogging scene. If it wasn’t the first, it was definitely one of the first blogs.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for all those awesome posts!

  27. I’ve been reading Problogger for quite a few months now and I really love it! It makes me think outside the square. So Happy birthday Problogger and great job Darren! I’m in Australia too not far from Sydney. I still have a lot to learn but I know I will get there in the end, (if thats possible!)

    Cheers Cheryl from Lowincomelady

  28. Congrats Darren, your hard work is appreciated. :)

  29. Congratulations with the three years! Hope that PB will become way older!

  30. WOW!

    Congratulations Darren! I’ve been reading your blog for more than a year now (started last Aug) and have loved it all the time.

    I just don’t like the ‘partial’ posts on the home page. It seems that I just have to click for every post. That’s alright on my desktop, but when I am reading your blog on my phone, it becomes a bit difficult.

    Anyways, amazing content has always been your hallmark. Keep up the good work

  31. Congratulations on the three years! I’ve been reading ProBlogger for a couple of months now, and am finding your tips both useful and inspiring. I hope there’s many more years to come…

    (and thanks for the cupcake)

  32. Congrats… Your articles are very informative and I regularly read your blog.

  33. Happy blogiversary!!

  34. Congratulations, Darren. I’ve learned so much from you and your blog. Keep up the good work.

  35. Hearty congratulations Darren!!! Keep up good work!

  36. Congratulations! I wish I started blogging 3 years ago, not 3 months ago, and learned about Problogger then. That would have been a great learning experience.

  37. Congrats!

    1300 posts in the last year is impressive, averaging over 3.5 posts every single day.

  38. Congratulations!

    (My blog is up and running for 3 months now, I hope I will make it as far as you got it.)

  39. Happy belated birthday Problogger!

  40. Happy Blog Birthday Mr ProBlogger… don’t forget to make a wish before you blow out the three candles!

  41. Hi Darren, just wanted to add my congratulations to you on reaching this milestone. Your success is well deserved.

    One of the things I love about this site is that there isn’t a hint of smugness or superiority or being above us in any way in the way that you write.

    Your material, your tone always seems to stem from the same place: generosity, curiosity, willingness to share the oodles of stuff you’ve found out for yourself. I wasn’t reading the site when you started, but I’m pretty sure we’re still enjoying the same sense of immediate connection with your readers that you started off with.

    And that’s some achievement.


  42. Congrats:)
    Time is a tricky bitch, dont forget to spend time with family ;)

  43. Jean Yves says: 09/23/2007 at 8:20 pm

    Happy birthday! I read you everyday and I hope to do so for another 3 years too…who knows?

    My congrats again.

  44. Cheers. and let there be at least three years more for problogging!

  45. Amazing is the only word I use to describe you and your blog Darren.
    You are a phenomenon in the blogging world and also an inspiration to new bloggers like me!
    Congratulations and I hope we congratulate you for many years to come!
    Thank you kindly,

  46. Congrratulations Darren. A great achievement :)

  47. Three years is definitely something to be proud of. Bravo!

    Now, about those prizes…

  48. hi darren. i’ve always been an avid reader, although i’ve never considered earning anything from my blog, i do read all your articles with interest. happy birthday to problogger!! and a salute to you. :)

  49. Happy Birthday and keep giving me interesting articles to read and inspiration sources.

    Great Job! I will reach 3 years someday and I’ll give you a sign :)

  50. Happy Birthday.May you have many more just as exciting as this one.


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