I'm not 100% sure of the exact day that I first posted to this blog, but based on what I can find in my own notes and archives, I probably published my first post on August 26, 2001. So, I'm going to call that the birthdate of Spam Resource, and that means that today is the twentieth anniversary of Spam Resource.
|(Spam Resource circa 2001-2003)|
Wow, it's been a heck of a ride. I guess that time flies when you're ... sitting still, quietly blogging about spam and email.
Though Blogger did technically exist in 2001, Spam Resource wasn't moved to the Blogger platform until 2006. Prior to that move, it was all hand-coded HTML flat files with lots of tables. For a period, it was even an online software store -- my employer at the time held a contest to try to drive extra online software sales -- and I was one of the contest winners! It never made me rich, but it made me some steady handfuls of "beer money" for a number of months, and I learned a lot about e-commerce and search engine optimization.
After that break in the action, the primary focus of Spam Resource returned to being my place to share information and analysis on email, anti-spam and deliverability, which it remains today.
Thank you to everyone for reading, for commenting, for your feedback, your post ideas, your guest posts, and help with grammar and corrections (sometimes requested, sometimes not) over the years. I appreciate all of you, and the approximately 2.67 million page views that Blogger says you've given me.
-- Al Iverson
PS -- If you have found Spam Resource to be valuable, and if you're looking for a way to say thank you, please consider making a donation to Chicago-based Care For Real. They provide food and help for people in need right here in my adopted home town of Chicago. They are good people, working hard to help those dealing with food insecurity and other challenges. I donate regularly and I hope you'll consider doing the same. Thanks.