Thursday, September 1, 2011

1000th Post September Contest



That's right, this is my 1000th post. Hey, I'm shocked too.

It's been exactly 700 days since I put up my first post on October 1, 2009. It's been an amazing ride. I've had a little over 68,000 hits and almost 4100 comments. I've held numerous contests, made a ton of trades and made a lot of friends along the way. I've had more fun with this hobby in the last 700 days than in all the years before put together.

I feel like I've come a long way since post #1. I shared the story of how I got into card collecting at the age of 11. I told the story of how my obsession with cards very nearly cost me my marriage. I've talked about the good, (and here), the bad, and the ugly. I've experienced amazing generosity time and time again from people who don't care what the "book" says when they send cards. I've lost count of the number of packages I've received where nothing was expected in return.

I think one of the things that keeps me going in the hobby is experiencing it through so many people. It's easy to get bogged down in the isolation of opening packs and sorting set/team/player collections, but having so many people to trade with or just share the experiences of the hobby with keeps it fresh. Reading other blogs allows me to see cards I'll never be lucky enough to pull and I can share in someone's excitement of getting some major mojo.

Thanks to all of you who have been here from the first post. Thanks to all of you who have joined in somewhere along the way. Thanks for all the trades, comments and just for playing a part in keeping this hobby fun for me.

Now, to celebrate this 1000th post in style and because it happens to fall on the first of the month, let's give away a blaster. I've got an unopened blaster of 2011 Lineage just waiting for some lucky person.

No jumping through hoops for you dear reader. Just leave a comment and you'll be entered into the randomizer for a chance to win this month's prize.

Thanks again for being a part of the journey and good luck!

53 comments:

  1. Congrats on 1,000!! Big fan over here.

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  2. Way to go! Truly enjoy your blog. (I'll be pulling those cards from your needs - that I mentioned - very soon, fyi.)

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  3. Very interesting story. Congrats on post 1,000 and thanks for the contest!!!

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  4. Congratulations on 1000 posts. At my blogging pace I'll be there too in about 10 years :)

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  5. Congrats on your milestone. That's a lot of posts!

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  6. Big congrats on reaching an epic milestone.Always an interesting and informative read.Keep up the fantastic work.

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  7. 1K is a great milestone. Keep 'em coming!

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  8. Congrats on your 1,000th post.

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  9. And I thought 20,000 hits was a milestone!

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  10. nope, not even close to that!! Congratulations.

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  11. Congrats, man. Bloggers like you are why I got into this whole thing.

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  12. Way to go! Will continue to look forward to reading you every day.

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  13. Congragulations on your milestone!

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  14. One Thousand Posts!!!?! Incredible. I've only been reading for the past few months, so I'll have to dig around in the archives and read a bunch of those posts.

    And please toss me in the randomizer.

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  15. keep writing dude...


    btw, your randomizer is discriminating against Canadians. I never win.
    Just thought you should know.

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  16. If you write more you'll catch up to me :)

    And you thought you wouldn't last more than a couple months. Congrats.

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  17. Congrats! Looking forward to reading the next 1,000 posts.

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  18. Congrats on 1,000 that's an awesome amount. Hopefully we will be reading a thousand more in the future.

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  19. Congrats! And here's to another 1000 posts!

    Thanks for all of the cool contests!

    Exclamation points!!!!!

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  20. 1,000 is a lot. If you had a nickel for every post, you'd have $50 bucks. Not too shabby. I'd only have $15. I couldn't even buy the blaster you are giving away...which brings me to my next point: I should win. I haven't won one yet. So, I think I should win. Congrats!

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  21. 1000 wooo hoooo heres to 2000 more

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  22. Congratulations! Not only are you at 1000 posts, but you're exactly one month away from your two year anniversary!

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  23. I'm glad that you have reached this milestone. Keep up the good work.

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  24. Mega kudos for 1000 posts! And thanks for allowing us to share in your celebration!

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  25. Way Cool on 1000 posts! Congrats! You have one of the best reads out here in Blogoland and it's a pleasure to read your stuff.

    Thanks for another great contest!

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  26. congrats--love reading your stuff

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  27. Have to say congratulations on your 1000th post, and also wanted to thank you for allowing a new blogger such as myself a glimpse into your past with this post.

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  28. congrats - good luck on the next 1000!

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  29. Brian,
    I nearly didn't comment because I didn't want to take a contest spot, BUT I couldn't resist saying congrats!
    I will never forget your FIRST post, your first couple of months of posting... I loved watching you grow as a story teller, now my night isn't complete without checking in with Play at the Plate... I could go on... Congrats, 1,000 is amazing and I am proud to say I have read most all of them. Cheers my friend!

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  30. Congrats, great work! Amazing accomplishment for 3 years of writing.

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  31. Do you just have bloody stumps where your fingers should be?

    Congrats on the milestone.

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  32. I've gone back to read your good, bad and ugly posts.... Very genuine. Very real. Enjoyable to read. Tremendous job - very motivating to start my own effort.

    Congrats on the milestone! Hopefully, many more to come.....

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  33. Everyone is saying congrats, so I'm gonna take a different route...

    Banana Pancakes

    It feels right.

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  34. Wahoo! Way to go on batting 1000!! Keep it up!!

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  35. Wow. 1000 posts. Congrats, that's a lot of typing. You must have "hand model" type hands by now.

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  36. Congrats to you sir ! A job well started. Now on to the next 1000.

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  37. Why hello there Mr. 1K.

    Khan Grate You Late Ions

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  38. You've approached (and surpassed) some mighty big blogging numbers, congrats! Also, this is a nice giveaway.

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  39. Cograts and the compliments above are all well deserved!

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  40. The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering and I'll have the winner posted on Monday.

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