Yup, time flies by so fast. Today marks three years of blogging on Sport Card Collectors. This is such an amazing place to be knowing that this blog started out as a small experiment and has grown so much over the past three years increasing more by the year.
The numbers speak for themselves:
Year One, Sport Card Collectors blog had 68,169 overall views. 695 Twitter Followers
and 118 Facebook LIKES.
Year Two, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 205,240
overall views, 2,206 Followers on Twitter and 147 Facebook LIKES.
Year Three, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 340,841 overall views, 3,576 Followers on Twitter and 159 Facebook LIKES.
Like I said, the growing numbers speak for themselves.
As a blogger for three years I have accomplished a lot including being named 3-times Panini Player Of The Day Blog Champion (2 years co-winner), receiving a tremendous UDRAK (Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness) for all that I give back to the hobby, and finishing second out of hundreds of blogs for Blog Of The Year in the Bip Awards. The amount of time and pride that I put into this blog and getting these types of accolades makes me smile.
However, I wouldn't be blogging or have been able to accomplish those things if it wasn't for my readers. So I gotta thank you guys for coming back on a daily basis and participating on here. Without you, I wouldn't post. Why post something nobody's going to read.
My second thanks goes out to Tracy Hackler, Scott Prusha, Jason Howarth and rest of the Panini gang for being apart of my blog since the beginning and allowing me to also participate in the Player Of The Day blogger promo to help give back to collectors as well. Find Panini HERE.
Third, I must give a big thanks to Jammin JDcards who has been on board for over two years. They have not only become a great partner, but someone I would consider to be a great friend as well. If you haven't checked them out yet, please do so HERE.
Fourth, I must give a shout out to
BCW Supplies who has been apart of Sport Card Collectors for over a year
as well. They have been providing amazing prizes for our contests
awhile now and are my go-to supply company for storing and shipping my
prizes with. You can check them out HERE.
Finally, I have got to thank a few others for their help in 2014. Jonathan Hoffman, man, I don't know
where my 90's collection would be without your help. Thanks so much for
the big trades in 2014. I look forward to more!! @batcavelv,
thanks so much for your generosity in helping me get my FIRST Odell
Beckham Jr. NY Giants autograph. What you did by giving me that only
strives me more to give back to the hobby. The Pack Gambler,
though you don't blog anymore, I know you will still read this. Thank
you so much for your generosity with the surprise mail day to end out
the year. You are a true friend! It wouldn't be right if I dind't mention Grady M and his incredible mail days that he sends. One of the most generous collectors I have met and a great guy. Thanks Grady I look forward to exchanging more packages with you. And the final one goes to Upper Deck. What they did for me in that #UDRAK was unbelievable. I am still speechless to this day and it will always leave everlasting memory in my life. Thanks again guys.
Once again thank you for coming to read my posts and checking everything out. I look forward to continuing on as a blogger and look forward to all of the exciting things that I have planned ahead for 2015.