It is Design Sojourn's 3rd Birthday!

Image: Happy 3rd Birthday by Laura-Beth
Wow I almost missed it yet again!
Yesterday, November 09, was Design Sojourn’s 3rd birthday. It has been 3 great years of blogging and to mark this event it I have been thinking about what I should do to celebrate it with you dear reader.
Oh before I forget, I would like to extent a big “Thank You” for all your support, comments, or just sharing this journey of design with me. Recently, I have not had too much time to really keep up with my commenting and keeping in touch with all of your emails, but fear not, I do make sure I read every single one!
Ok back to this celebration!
I had come up with a whole bunch of “hair brained” ideas. From drinks on the house, viral memes, link farming, practical jokes, crazy prize giveaways, and even collecting donations for charity. Many of these ideas, have been done before, and the result was always the same. Some kind of self-glorification short term traffic boost, which seems to me a pointless exercise and something against the spirit of blogging. Done often enough is something I find very annoying as it does not really add to the blogosphere but spam it.
A while ago, I had a discussion with an old design lecturer on the pros and cos of blogging. One of the points we though about was the medium was a chronological one and there was no way to really index or keep track of your work from the past. Blogs will be great education and learning tools if it only had a glossary of some kind!
With that in mind, I think what I will do this Birthday month is to look back at some of Design Sojourn’s best articles, created when the site was just a new seedling with very few readers, update them with new information or data, and republish it for all to enjoy.
So do stay tuned for some hard hitting Industrial Design posts!

  • Joyce

    July 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm Reply

    A rolling stone is worth two in the bush, thanks to this atrilce.

  • sssj

    November 13, 2008 at 3:01 am Reply

    Congrats – you deserve it!! Keep bringing out the thought provoking posts =)

  • DT

    November 12, 2008 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Hey Mario! Long time not hear, thanks for the message!
    Hi Ralf, thanks for being there for me man, you were one of the first friends I made while blogging!
    @Raph and Raj, thanks for your kind comments and please keep in touch!
    @Dan, Thanks for taking the time and leaving this message. It was a long and hard decision, but finally decided on it as I keep on getting my original content stolen and I still do! I hope you don’t mind too much if I just post excerpts?

  • Dan Saffer

    November 12, 2008 at 4:01 am Reply

    How about giving us all a birthday present and making available your full feed, not just an excerpt? 🙂

  • Raj

    November 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm Reply

    “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”…well since its the 3rd year , and congratulations for the awesome work.

  • Raph

    November 11, 2008 at 6:55 am Reply

    Looking forward to reading more of your great work in the future.

  • Ralf Beuker

    November 11, 2008 at 4:08 am Reply

    So, A Happy Birthday from Germany (essentially from Switzerland right now) as well and keep up the good and inspiring work! Bloggers United 😉

  • Mario Vellandi

    November 11, 2008 at 2:31 am Reply

    Keep going strong brutha!

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