Happy Birthday, Derek Semmler dot com!

by derek on March 8, 2009 · 80 comments

It was two years ago that Derek published his first post here.
As I skimmed over the posts he has made here over the time, I am amazed on how much Derek has kept up his blog to what it is now, how far he has come. It gives me inspiration that maybe one day, maybe my blog will be the same way. It should give other new bloggers hope too, I hope it does.
Here is to the past two years and the future years to come!
Happy Birthday, Derek Semmler dot com!

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Khaled March 9, 2009 at 4:18 am

Happy 2nd Birthday!!! Hopefully there are many sucessful years ahead for dereksemmler.com. I’m impressed that it took less than a week for the fist comments to appear on the post.

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:19 am

Did you like how the first comment was from myself using one of my other blogs? LOL!
Thanks for well wishes Khaled!

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Andrea March 10, 2009 at 7:42 am

LOL, i saw that. It made me chuckle a lil bit.

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derek March 9, 2009 at 7:18 am

Andrea, thank you for the birthday post! Over the weekend I just renewed my hosting plan and realized that the blog had now been around for two years.
It has been a great experience and I have “met” so many great people as a result. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of these two years!

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Terry @ Lighting Glossary March 9, 2009 at 9:10 am

Wow congrats derek!!

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:20 am

Thanks Terry!

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Tyler March 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

Happy 2nd year Blogiversary!

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:21 am

Thanks Tyler! It is hard to believe that it has been two years already, as the time has passed in the blink of an eye.

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Flash class Chicago March 9, 2009 at 11:25 am

That is great, it is fun when you reach the year mark – Happy birthday.

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:22 am

I still remember the 1 year mark like it was yesterday, this 2nd year has gone by quickly.

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Ling@Uptake March 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog, Derek. Gives me inspiration. I hope my blog can be at least half as good when it’s 2 yrs old. πŸ™‚
Lings last blog post..A Review of Hotel Metasearch Sites – TravelPost, UpTake, Trivago, Kayak etc.

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:23 am

Thanks for the kind words Ling and thank you for being such a big part of these past two years. Your blog is every bit as good, don’t sell yourself short! πŸ™‚

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hir har March 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Congratulations from me too and best wishes, I am very sorry about off top, but looking for the problem answer…
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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:24 am

Thanks, unfortunately I don’t have any input for you on that other issue.

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Brewster March 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Happy birthday! Great achievement for only two years. My blog is over two years old, and I’m still under 100 posts.
Brewsters last blog post..Quick Think Visibility Recap

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:28 am

Thanks! In the 2 years of this blog, there have been just over 500 posts and we are a little shy of 10,000 approved comments. From a traffic perspective, there have been roughly 120,000 unique visits and 200,000 page views as well over these two years.

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Steve@trade show displays guru March 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Hey Derek,
Happy 2nd Birthday! I’m glad to see that Andrea is keeping the light on here while you’re on “vacation.” I look forward to your return.
If you need an idea for your come-back post, you could write about what you wished for before you blew out the two candles. You remembered to make a wish, didn’t you? πŸ™‚ ~ Steve, the trade show displays guru
Steves last blog post..Green Trade Show Displays

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:32 am

Steve, thanks for the note. I’m extremely grateful to Andrea (as well as everyone else that has continued to visit) for helping keep things going while I am away.
Since taking a break from blogging, my day job has become much more demanding (or maybe my focus has simply shifted) but I have been able to spend more time with my family as well and it has been great.

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Steve@trade show displays guru March 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Hey Derek,
Good for you on the time with family. Your blog will always be here (as long as you renew your hosting like you said you did), but kids grow up. And very fast. Except for the teenage years I told. πŸ™‚ ~ Steve, the trade show guru
Steves last blog post..Green Trade Show Displays

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Kelvin Kao March 10, 2009 at 1:10 am

Happy birthday, Derek! I mean, Derek’s blog. You’ve come a long way. I wonder if you still think using your name in your URL is the best thing to do…
Kelvin Kaos last blog post..LCC Presents… The Great Pretenders

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derek March 10, 2009 at 7:36 am

Oddly enough, my birthday is 6 months after the birthday of the blog – although I am much older than 2 (just don’t expect me to remember how old I actually am, lol).
As for using my name as the URL, I don’t know if it is the best thing to do but I don’t really regret it. It might not be the best choice for a blog that you are hoping to build into a money making empire, lol, as that makes it harder to sell or step away if that time comes but I still like having it.

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Harvey@Free PS3 March 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Happy birthday Derke Semmler dot com!
Lets hope it’s here for another 2 years at least πŸ˜‰

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Jean@Komodo Dragon March 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

That’s great that the blog has been going for 2 years now, it would be great to see some stats of comparison from the first year to the second year πŸ™‚ I am sure the readers would get a great kick out of that πŸ™‚

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Ditto@How To Make Money Online Working From Home March 12, 2009 at 7:48 am

Happy birthday to your blog, Derek. Like Harvey, I also hope your blog will last for 2 more years.
Dittos last blog post..How Make Money Online With Google Adsense

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How To Make Wine March 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Wow, 2 years… it sounds like nothing to anyone who *hasn’t* run a blog, lol. For bloggers, we know what a success it truly is. Congrats to Derek and the site!
How To Make Wines last blog post..Newbie Wine Making (part 1)

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Neil@Free Wii March 15, 2009 at 5:17 am

Congratulation to DerekSemmler.com. I hope I can make my blog as successful within 2 years

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InternetStrategist@GrowMap March 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Happy belated blogging birthday. We’re all missing you and know that you’ll be back when you can. Your first two years will carry you through until your next year can really take off.
Let me know if you’d like me to send andrea a guest blog post or two.
InternetStrategists last blog post..REVIEW: Mastering Google Analytics – Easy to Understand FREE eCourse

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Paul@Meeting rooms March 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Happy Belated B-Day .. It’s not just 2 years but ” years of steady posting, good visitor response and above all really helpful. We’ll be here to celebrate the 10th anniversary someday..

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Tina@Christian books online March 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Hey I like your page! best wishes! πŸ™‚

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Sanavas March 19, 2009 at 4:09 am

Happy bithday for your blog. Keep posting regularly that is what most important
Sanavass last blog post..Create a Blog at a Mouse Click

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fava@web hosting reviews March 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

In a world where many blogs last just a few weeks or months, 2 years is quite an achievement.
Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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Alex March 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

A friend of mine recommended your site for more blogging tips. You got a great site. By the way congratulations and happy birthday Derek Semmler dot com.
Alexs last blog post..American Idol Top 11 Results, Replay | Season 8 American Idol 2009 Week 2 Recap

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Kashgari @ China Travel March 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Hey!
Happy birthday, many happy returns of the day,everything goes well.

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Hannah March 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Hey congrats. You have a great blog!

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Pep@Profumi da donna March 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Two years for a blog is a long period of time. A lot of people give up after a very shorter time. Congratulations and keep the good work!

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Sunil Pathak March 23, 2009 at 3:34 am

Happy belated 2nd anniversary Darek hope your blog will celebrate many more anniversaries like this
Sunil Pathaks last blog post..Are you Slow Poisoning Your Blog?

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Mira@ Trestle Tables March 23, 2009 at 5:33 am

Happy Birthday Blog…hope to see it go from strength to strength.

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Justin@Airsoft Guns March 24, 2009 at 5:03 am

It really has been that long, hmm? I’ve been here for almost a year, but that’s not even half of the full two πŸ™

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Steve@Free iPods March 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Hey Derek, sorry I haven’t been around to congratulate you before now, things have been a bit hectic (work is mad – I do corporate recovery and bankruptcy! – have been refitting a kitchen and to cap it all the dog slipped a disc!).
Good luck for another two years πŸ™‚
Steve

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milo@free iphone March 31, 2009 at 11:36 am

Now that’s a lot of posts! I think I have some back reading to do!
Happy Birthday

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Neil@Free Wii April 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I was wondering how many posts have you made in the time you have been online with this site?

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derek April 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

There have been 507 posts on this site as of right now.

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DSFlyman@Fly Rods and Fly Reels April 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Hey Derek,
Happy Anniversary, I see you have been active responding to comments. Its been a month since your last post though. Can we expect more in the near future?
DSFlymans last blog post..The Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Fly

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john detitta April 7, 2009 at 1:02 am

Hey Derek Congratulation, Happy Anniversary!

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Dennis Edell April 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

Thanks for the comment at my place and happy b-day to you too!
Dennis Edells last blog post..Blog Readers or Twitter Followers – What’s YOUR Preference?

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derek April 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Thanks Dennis, although the birthday on my side was for the blog – I’ve still got a few months until I officially turn 34.

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Melody April 18, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Happy belated birtday! Man, my site is only 4 months old..

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Terry April 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Come back Derek!!!
Terrys last blog post..Check this out

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James April 30, 2009 at 12:43 am

Happy B-day

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Zyapa@nike dunks May 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

it is always good to see birthdays of blogs because those are rare. Even I know many blogs which even don’t survive for one year. So Happy Birthday to your blog and I wish that it remain on this web planet forever.

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Ramsey@best airport hotels May 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Any word on when Derek is going to start posting again?
Ramseys last blog post..The Best San Francisco SFO Airport Hotel

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derek May 7, 2009 at 5:32 am

I am hoping to slowly start to dip my toe back into the water in the near future. πŸ™‚

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Court May 6, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Derek, it’s time to come on back and start posting again. Wait, that might mean I have to post on my sites though…Nevermind lol. Derek drop by sometime, it’s been a while.
Courts last blog post..Link Juice Explained

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derek May 7, 2009 at 5:40 am

Court, thanks for stopping by and saying hello! I have been doing some “behind the scenes” type work but I am planning to get some posting started again.
Hope things are going well for you!

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pauleter May 15, 2009 at 5:22 am

It’s been a long time since the last time i have visited this site:) And i dont want to miss the opportunity of greeting Derek on the Anniversary of one of my favorite blog page:) More years to come:)

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thomas@web hosting reviews May 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Just stopping in to say HAPPY BDAY!!! I only have one other site that is over two years old. Its a great feeling to go from nothing and build it into something.
Once again congratulations and here’s to another 10yrs πŸ˜‰
thomass last blog post..StartLogic

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Charles@Las Vegas Real Estate May 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations to hitting that milestone. I have two sites that are coming up on their one years anniversaries. My main site will be online 9 years this November.
Charless last blog post..Las Vegas Housing Market: Foreclosures Down, Sales Up

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Neil@Free Wii May 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm

It is a shame that this place has just become a haven for commentors to get on the top commentators list.

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derek May 26, 2009 at 8:41 am

I’ve been trying to keep much of the comment spam off of the blog but it has been a struggle.
And I am trying to see if I can slowly fit a little posting back into my schedule…but I am still working on the logistics.

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Kurt@Bali Car Rental May 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Derek Semmler dot com!….Happy B-day πŸ˜€
Kurts last blog post..Rental Terms and Conditions

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Harvey@Free PS3 May 28, 2009 at 3:18 am

Derek when will the next post be? There hasn’t been a post in a few months now!

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Sinead June 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Congrats on the birthday from Ireland!! Long time reader and I always enjoy your blog – Thanks πŸ™‚

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Gry Dla Dzieci June 4, 2009 at 12:51 am

Woah 2 years already?! That’s insane. Congrats.
Gry Dla Dziecis last blog post..Odkrywanka

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Danny Marko June 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

Welldone and congrats on the successful journey.
I am nearly 3 months into my blog and I hope I will continue to take time to write on it.
Danny Markos last blog post..Nokia 5800

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Daisy June 7, 2009 at 5:19 am

Hey Derek, hope you and your family are doing ok, because it’s been a while since you made a post. Although I’m not a frequent commenter, I am a frequent reader and I really enjoy your blog. So please update us soon!

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derek June 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Hi Daisy, I do appreciate the note and things are going well. Unfortunately I just haven’t been able to find the time for consistent time to fit blogging back in – we’ll see what I can do.

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Jane @Mattress Encasement June 8, 2009 at 10:19 am

Two years is a big accomplishment! You also have a lot of posts, which is definitely the reason you get such a great visitor count and loyal readers. Keep up the great blogging!

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Leo June 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm

The biggest congrats on the 2nd anniversary. Ah, how the young grow so quickly!
-sniffle-
Leos last blog post..More from the Halo Universe

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Neil@Free Wii June 14, 2009 at 1:27 am

It’s a shame this has become a place to spam your comments with links all the way through them. this used to be a great little community

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derek June 14, 2009 at 9:35 am

I’ve been trying to keep up with the comments and remove the spam comments, but sometimes it takes me a few days to catch up.
And thanks for the note about this having been a great little community.

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Steve@Free iPods June 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

You should be proud of what you had achieved before you took the sabatical Derek. Success breeds spam so there is a veiled compliment in that too!

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Jim June 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Don’t know ya, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY…
Cheers…..

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Dave Brown June 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

It’s weird to look back over stuff like that. I do that all the time with my photography. Look back over stuff I did a long time ago and think about the good, and the bad.

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Terry @ ipod repair July 25, 2009 at 10:09 am

Happy birthday buddy…glad you are back in action.

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Jim@Hangover Cures October 7, 2009 at 2:03 am

Happy Birthday and all – have a drink on me πŸ™‚
.-= Jim@Hangover Cures´s last blog ..Hangover Recovery Guide =-.

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Rich@Reverse Directory Phone Numbers October 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Happy Birthday! I will have a drink on you tonight! Great blog you have too.
.-= Rich@Reverse Directory Phone Numbers´s last blog ..Reverse Directory Phone Numbers =-.

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jack@Truck Jobs October 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

You’re a little late on the b-day wish there buddy.

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Dentist Perth October 29, 2009 at 12:04 am

Happy 2nd birthday blogging. I am very fond of your blog and always keep reading your blog. May your blog lasts for years and years.

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Veronica@coconut grove condos December 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

It is now 2011 and it seems like your site is still doing okay. I am sure that when you started, maybe you never knew it would come this far. Congratulations.

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