We Celebrate Our 2nd Anniversary Today

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-10-1551

I normally would have something more planned for this day, but unfortunately, I’ve been highly preoccupied with my travel plans. But I’ve got this little bit of time to celebrate my 2nd anniversary in the personal finance space. It’s been fun being part of the online financial blogging community and I wholeheartedly thank you for your visits, commentary and support.

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Photo by kthypryn

My Big Thanks

In 2 years, this site has managed to get to the point of averaging close to 100,000 visitors a month, and that’s something I never believed could ever happen.

Thanks again to everyone for helping this blog make it through yet another year in the personal finance online universe 🙂 . A heartfelt thanks to all you awesome readers, subscribers, visitors, commentators, fellow bloggers and advertisers for all your support! I hope that I, as well as wonderful guest writers who’ve published their work through this site, have been able to contribute something positive to your personal finance journey.

So cheers to you all — for making it so much fun and truly inspiring for me and for many other bloggers to keep chugging away in our little nooks on the web. Hope to last many more years.

Copyright © 2008 The Digerati Life. All Rights Reserved.

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The Digerati Spouse October 15, 2008 at 9:58 am

Congratulations to The Digerati Life!
P.S. It’s our anniversary next week so when I saw the title I got a little freaked out 🙂

Nick October 15, 2008 at 10:21 am

Congratulations! You’re still one of my favorite PF writers around, so I’m looking forward to another great two years and beyond!

Silicon Valley Blogger October 15, 2008 at 10:48 am

@The Digerati Spouse,

I am honored that you’ve kindly commented on the site! Yay for the rare appearance! 😉 Yes, I realize we’re celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary next week…except I won’t be here! Gasp. Raincheck, please! Thanks for all your help on and offline (<3) .


Wow, thanks for the compliment Nick! I thoroughly have enjoyed your site and your no-holds-barred sense of humor. If you met me in person, you'd see why 😉 . Love your site and let's keep on blogging!

jim October 15, 2008 at 10:51 am

Happy Birthday!

Doctor S October 15, 2008 at 11:37 am

Happy birthday to you. I can only hope to reach the tenure that you have achieved. Congrats and good luck on the next 2 years!

Silicon Valley Blogger October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am

@Jim and Doctor S,

Thanks guys! It’s a great pleasure to be “working” in the same community with you.

Doctor S — Let’s hope to last as long as Jim 😉 (and some other old-timers as well!) lol.

Dawn October 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Time moves quickly doesn’t it?
Congrats on a job well done!
Craig & I will also be celebrating our wedding anniversary next week – but it is our 28th!
As I said earlier … time moves quickly, doesn’t it?

Silicon Valley Blogger October 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm


Congratulations on your (wow!) 28th anniversary! Yes, time moves way too fast. Just yesterday, I forgot I wasn’t 23 years old any longer.

But times like that, I like to be delusional. 😀

Kurt October 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Congrats on the 2 years, I hear that the 3rd year is the hardest (heeh). What do you attribute most to your growth over the past 2 years, word of mouth? search engines? Sure would be curious to read as I have just found the site, and just bookmarked it…

Donny Gamble October 15, 2008 at 9:10 pm

I would like to congratulate you on your success. You are one of my favorite blogging sites that I read on a daily basis. Keep up the good work!

Million Dollar Journey October 16, 2008 at 4:59 am

Congrats SVB! Here’s to many more.

twenties money October 16, 2008 at 5:42 am

Congrats, It takes a lot to make it 2 years in the blogosphere. We are hoping just to make it to 1. Glad to see you still have motivation and are running strong! Keep up the good work!

FFB October 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Happy blog anniversary! And thank you for the continual great content. Your site was one of the first I discovered and remains a favorite.

FIRE Finance October 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm


Silicon Valley Blogger October 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm

Thanks to you all! It’s been a great honor to know you all. It’s also been a wonderful pleasure to read all your enlightening and entertaining posts. I look forward to more readings when I get back to my roundup routine!

John October 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Congratulations! TDL is one of my favorite blogs and I hope to read it many many years from now too!

Patrick October 16, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Congrats on year two, SVB! 🙂

Roger Hamilton October 17, 2008 at 6:58 am

A little late but.. Happy Birthday!

Mary@SimplyForties October 19, 2008 at 7:03 am

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary.

Escape Somewhere October 21, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Congratulations on the anniversary. I don’t know for sure why Digeratilife has been successful but I assume because it has quality and insightful writing.

fathersez November 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Congrats on your 2nd and all the best to many more good years to come.

Best regards

Self Sufficiency January 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Congratulations on a very good site 🙂

Woot Woot 🙂

Self Sufficiency January 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm

congrats – i cant seem to see my other comment but congrats for being around 🙂

Silicon Valley Blogger April 13, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Checkpoint! Here’s an update: this site has finally registered its 2 millionth unique visit (and close to 3 million page views) at this point, and wow, that’s just something that really cheered me today.

Again, I want to thank everyone who has come by to visit and check us out throughout the years. At this point (see the date on this comment for perspective), this blog is around 2 and a half years old…. born by accident, but I’m glad to know that I’m still here able to nourish it on a daily basis (well, almost).

Nate @ Debt-free Scholar April 14, 2009 at 1:26 am

Congratulations! I am looking forward to reaching such milestones myself!

– Nate

the weakonomist April 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Congratulations! *tips beer in SVB’s general direction”

Adam Smith April 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Congrats on the milestones! I noticed how you were doing the other night when I looked at your stats.

Patrick April 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Congrats, SVB! 2 million is a huge milestone!

Baker @ ManVsDebt April 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Wow, congratulations…

I hope I am able to achieve the same level of success you have!

Keep up the great work!

FMF April 15, 2009 at 5:11 am

Congrats! This is one of my favorite blogs to read — great stuff very consistently — and the accomplishments are well-deserved!

Silicon Valley Blogger April 15, 2009 at 7:58 am

Hey guys, a big thanks to you all! 🙂 It’s great to see how much this community we have is growing over time. I have to thank all of you as well, as my online friends, for the support and network over the years. This place wouldn’t have reached such a milestone without the help of other bloggers and the financial community. It’s exciting to see us all make progress.

Dana April 15, 2009 at 8:05 am

Congrats, I’m really happy for you and your milestone. Looking forward to many more years to come!

Luke April 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

New reader here, but I wanted to pass along my congratulations to you for reaching this milestone! Just think, in the two years you’ve been blogging you’ve had an impact (some large, some small) on over two million people. That’s pretty powerful stuff! Keep up the great work!

Ken April 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

Congratulations on 2 mil….I enjoy reading your stuff on a regular basis. Keep up the good work!

FIRE Finance April 15, 2009 at 11:51 am

Congrats on reaching 2 million unique visits! Keep up the excellent blogging 🙂 .
FIRE Finance

Miss M @ M is for Money April 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Congratulations, that is a big milestone. Thanks for all the effort you put into it, I look up to you.

Silicon Valley Blogger April 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Thank you once more for your kind words! It’s truly wonderful to be around such great and supportive bloggers — I find you all to be inspiring from both the blogging and financial standpoints. I’ve learned a lot about finance from all your stories (figured out what credit card arbitrage was)! And as our blogs grow “older” I look forward to celebrating everyone crossing their own milestones.

Keith April 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

WOW! Congratulations! I know you must be very excited and you should be! You have a wonderful blog here so it isn’t surprising that it is visited so often! Keep up the wonderful writing that you do!


MoneyEnergy April 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Two million in two and a half years? Whooshe! I hope I can achieve half that success… and like Paul said above, this is great inspiration to others as well… it would be great to see a post, too, on how you think you achieved that success – what you did that worked the most, etc.

RC@Thinkyourwaytowealth April 15, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Congrats SVB! May the next 2 million come even faster! Keep up the good work and thank you for all you have done for the PF blog community!

David @ Best Savings Rates April 17, 2009 at 6:11 am

That is an awful lot of visitors and from reading a few of your articles very well deserved. That really does show the power of the internet and quality of your articles.

Do You Dave Ramsey? May 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Congratulations! Those are amazing milestones! I can not even begin to imagine… keep up the great work and trail blazing for all the rest of us.


Silicon Valley Blogger October 14, 2010 at 1:03 am

Here is my 4th anniversary announcement. Time flies!

I’m at my 4th year of web existence here at The Digerati Life and I’m happy to make it to another year! I’m ringing it in with close to 5 million readers (it’s on track to hit this number in a month’s time) and 6,000 Feedburner subscribers. What can I say but a heartfelt thank you to all who continue to visit, read and comment. As always, I’m grateful to fellow bloggers and writers who’ve shared their work with us here. I also appreciate the advertisers I’ve come to know, as they’ve helped support the site through the years while giving me a chance to learn about better ways to improve my financial situation through new products and services they bring to my attention.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, you may want to bookmark this site through these methods (if I annoy you in any way, you can always unsubscribe! 😉 ):

Manshu October 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

Wow 5 million, now that’s what I call a big number 🙂 Congratulations!

Mark Patterson October 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

Congrats on the blogiversary. 4 years is quite an achievement.

FIRE Finance October 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Wow! 5 million readers, 6k feed subscribers and four years is an awesome milestone :). Keep up the excellent work that you do at your site.

With best wishes,
FIRE Finance

Investor Junkie October 16, 2010 at 1:57 am

Congrats on your 4 year mark and 5 mil visitors!

Silicon Valley Blogger October 16, 2010 at 5:50 am

Thanks! I can’t believe we’ve been at it for this long… We should have some big thing going on at every major anniversary — 5 years, 10 years, etc! I’ll have to start calling it some fancy name like my blog’s “Flowers” anniversary (see this list). 5 years is “Wood” and 10 years is “Tin”. Haha! Don’t know if applies to anything other than a wedding anniversary though.

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