Today is the 10th anniversary of this blog site. I should have prepared some kind of great historical post reminiscing about how things have changed over the last 10 years. I should probably be dropping names (Andy Pels, Eric Dudas, Daniel, Rivalin, Mike McGuire) of people who supported my early efforts on this site, but I didn’t really prepare that either. And I do not have a list of all the names of companies that were in the fastener business 10 year ago that no longer are in business today – but all those ideas did cross my mind. No, instead I spent Sunday working in a booth at the Do-It-Best show with Ross Shepard and I got home late last night. I did make one really good contact which I will write about soon, but otherwise I just got home and checked on my fantasy football team and went to bed. However, today has been a productive day. I finally delivered a good number of Hall of Fame bricks to the IFI building where Rob Harris has agreed to ship them out to the people or family members of several past HOF inductees. Thank you Rob for doing that.
And thanks to anyone who has read this blog over the last 10 years. Originally, I thought it might be a site where people respond and interact, but that has never really developed. For the most part, I write something and nobody says anything much. But I got past that several years ago and all is good. On the other hand, I regularly get contacted by people from throughout the fastener industry who read the blog and seem to mostly enjoy it.
One request I have on this anniversary (if you have read this far) is please respond to this post with the city, state or country where you are located. You don’t even have to use your real name. Make one up or use your real name. The day I post I get a lot of hits but then over the next week I see more and more people reading. Over the course of a week, the post gets read by quite a few people, depending upon the topic. So, do me that small favor and feed my curiosity and let me know how far this reaches by posting your location. And again, thanks for reading.