Today — Our Third Blogaversary!


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 21, 2007      

It was three years ago today I added this blog to WildSnow.com. About 970 blog posts later, and we’re still going strong. It’s been a crazy fun ride — including dreams come true, lessons learned, and the wonderful feeling that at least for a few years I’ve found my path as a writer.

But, the most important part of this whole contraption is you readers. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your feedback, attention, and incredible written contribution to what has really become an archive resource for backcountry skiers all over the world.

Thanks goes to our sponsors as well. Blogging can be a fun hobby and not take much time out of your day. But when you get serious about posting nearly every weekday, along with doing extensive gear reviews, op-ed, trip reports and the like, it quickly becomes a nearly full-time project. Thus the need for financial help, and our sponsors came through with that from nearly the start.

Back to you guys reading this, I also want to thank you for the quality discourse. I’ve truly only had to delete three or four hateful or excessively rude comments in the whole life of WildSnow.com. More, all of us here at HQ go crazy with enjoyment when we get a heavily commented post going, such as the “College Choice” blog a while back. (Speaking of which, the choices are narrowing down, and we’ll let you know the results when they’re final.)

So thanks everyone, and if you’ve got the opportunity this evening, please raise a blogaversary glass with us!



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8 Responses to “Today — Our Third Blogaversary!”

  1. BJ Sbarra December 21st, 2007 7:19 pm

    Way to go Lou!

  2. Terry December 21st, 2007 11:25 pm

    Happy Holidays and congratulations! Thanks for the continuous stream of useful info and insights.

  3. Andrew_L December 22nd, 2007 9:30 am

    ‘Blogaversary’ ? Sounds very Slavic. Blahozelania !!

  4. Josh Hartung December 22nd, 2007 12:14 pm

    Way to go Lou, we really love what you’re doing here. Keep up the good work!

  5. Lou December 22nd, 2007 2:32 pm

    Thanks guys. But….Slavic?

  6. Randonnee December 22nd, 2007 7:46 pm

    Congratulations and thank you. Wildsnow has provided great information about randonnee ski gear and other topics. I also enjoy reading a website that dares to be different from others in the sport. “Alternate viewpoints are welcome” is generally true on Wildsnow, unlike another site that uses that phrase. Good job at providing and allowing various topics and viewpoints and keeping it meaningful and interesting.

    Merry Christmas.

  7. Mark December 23rd, 2007 12:06 am

    Nice Lou. It’s a good way to celebrate Christmas.

  8. AJ December 24th, 2007 1:50 am

    Congratulations and merry christmas!

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