Friday, 24 September 2010

The Presurfer 2000 - 2010


The Presurfer International Headquarters is closed for today. I'm having a party right now! It's not a big party because there's just me. But I'm wearing a funny little hat and there are meatballs. Because today marks the 10th anniversary of The Presurfer.


The Presurfer began 10 years ago and has evolved from a personal link page to what it is today. Is that really something to celebrate? Yes, I think it is. According to The Internet Archive the lifespan of the average web site is 44 to 75 days. The Presurfer has been here for 3,650 3,652 days (thanks Bogdan).

On September 24, 2000, I started at webhosting company Homestead. When visitor numbers grew and Homestead didn't satisfy my needs, I moved to meepzorp.com on June 2, 2002. Meepzorp is best known for Everlasting Blort, a blog by Kevin and Julie.

Kevin graciously offered me space on his servers when I didn't know where to go. He didn't ask anything in return. There are wonderful people on this planet and Kevin is one of them.

As a coincidence, Everlasting Blort started on the same day as I did and they're also celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Please find the time to visit Everlasting Blort and congratulate them.

On February 1, 2007, I moved to Blogspot where I am still today.

Like I said, I'm having a party and I wish you could be here today. Because you made the past 10 years a delight. What's there to celebrate when you have a web site with no visitors. Fortunately, The Presurfer has lots of visitors. Thank you for your loyalty. Here's to the next 10 years.

52 comment(s):

Bogdan said...

Well done, Gerard -- yours is one of the very few sites I've been visiting on an almost daily basis for the last few years.

For the record, you've been around for 3,652 days (2004 and 2008 were leap years).

Keep up the good work!

Flav said...

Happy Birthday ! I've been reading your blog for a few years, it's one of my favourites. Keep up the good work.

Rob said...

Congrats on your noteworthy anniversary! I'm a long-time follower and have enjoyed the ride! Keep it up!

Claudiu said...

Congratulations!
You're doing a great job. Many happy returns!

Cyn said...

time flies! 10 years? wow! congratz. & yes, will be reading you for at least another 10 years. a great way to start the day. thank you & congratz!
:)

Miss Rare said...

Happy 10th anniversary! I have just recently started to follow you but I think I'll stick around for the next 10 years to come! Keep going!

Chad said...

Gefeliciteerd Gerard! Your blog is one of the first things I check out every morning - thanks for 10 years of goodness. And also thanks for linking to a few of my posts - traffic is the best gift a geek can give another geek!

Paulo Moreira said...

Happy 10th anniversary!

Now let's go for the next ten years!

Great work!

essbee said...

Congratulations Gerard! You have the best of the internet!

Joe said...

Congratulations!
I've been visiting your blog ever since the one guy mentioned it in ESPN magazine.

AmyOops said...

Happy Happy!! Congrats

Tantaluran said...

Happy 10th anniversary and thank you for a lot good reading during theese years.
Eva in Sweden

srinivasarao said...

Congrats!!!

Great work Gerard.

drgeo said...

Thanks for pumping positive energy into the blogosphere! Well done!

Miss Cellania said...

Congratulations on ten years of wonderfulness! And thanks for all you do, Gerard, to make all your readers have a better day than they would otherwise.

Mine is a Gin said...

Congratulations, Gerard! Your blog is part of my daily routine - there's always something interesting & amusing. Well done!

imagina said...

In the PRESURFER we trust !!!

danoi said...

I've only known about presurfer for a couple months, but I wish I'd known much much longer! Thank you!

Michael said...

Congratulations Gerard! Art Nudes is turning 7 this year, so believe me, I appreciate what an accomplishment a decade is! Well done!

lassy said...

congratulations :)i've been reading your blog every day for years and now my kids read it too.we all love it for our daily bit of diversion.frequently ending up in long discussions and comunal surfing to follow what starts as one of your links to an hour of investigating deeper ore more of the same :)
great site!!!!!!!!!!

Manuel said...

Great job you did. whoa 10 years, will I be somewhere near? I must say you really kick ass.

HL said...

Congratulations, Gerard!

Dianne said...

One of the few blogs I read daily. It's a definite favourite.
Keep up the good work.

Frogsmoker said...

That deserves a good cigar!

Liz said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to ten more years!

InventHelp said...

Love the site and the quality (sometimes obscure) material that is posted. Keep up the great work

Neatorama said...

Congrats Gerard! You're an inspiration to us all :)

Barney said...

Congratulations! I have been reading the Presurfer daily since 2003. Your links are always varied and interesting. Thank you for all your efforts!

Barney

kdub said...

Love this site and love the Blort too. To 10 more years!

laura b. said...

Congratulations! Sometimes, reading The Presurfer is what really makes my day! Keep on doing what you do, PLEASE.

Kevin said...

i read that blort blog and it is obviously that he's a foggot. LOL! Happy Birthday and thanks for the mad props Gerard!

Jorge said...

10 years already.... wow!!! I hope there are many more to come, because your blog is just AWESOME.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

King said...

Congratulations, Gerard! You da MAN!

Ima said...

Congratulations! I visit your site daily and greatly enjoy it. Here's to 10 more years!

Minnesotastan said...

Happy blogiversary from a (very) long time reader.

Dave said...

I remember finding The Presurfer after "Diversions" (the one with the old bus for a logo) went kaput. Lucky me...congrats, Gerard, and may you have many more!

madamjujujive said...

*clinks champagne glass*

Ah, Gerard - you are the nicest guy on teh internets...and a damn fine site you have, too! Thanks for all your kind words about us meepzorp people - and congrats!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your site and visit everyday to find interesting things.

John said...

Congratulations and thanks so much Gerard, I follow the Presurfer every day.

Anonymous said...

When will the Presurfer have a makeover? I think it's time for a new web layer and everything, to be honest it looks like it's still stuck in 20th century or something. Congrats, I wish you the best of luck and success.

Leo said...

Congrats Gerard!

I think I remember the whole history as we traveled the net. Hope it can continue for many more years. Thanks for all your efforts and the places you have taken us on a daily basis.

LEO

Randall said...

Wow, I am glad I stopped by. I was going through some old bookmarks and saw the Presurfer. you used to be one of my everyday stops. I have not been to your site for at least six months. It has to be fate that the one day I decide to get back on board is the 10th anniversary. Congratulations on 10 years. I think i am back for a while. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

Norbert Schmidt said...

Gefeliciteerd!
Al 10 jaar sta je in mijn bookmarks toolbar. Complimenten en dank voor het trouwe bijhouden van de site. Daartoe zijn weinig mensen in staat!

Gerard said...

Thank you all for the nice words.

Anonymous said...

Check your site every day - keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I come here almost everyday. You have consistently cool posts!

Chicomathmom

Portland Magician said...

Great Job!!!

Pearl said...

wow, well done! congrats on keeping that lasting power!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Ten years - that is impressive! congratulations!

Gus D said...

First thing i do each day when i turn on my computer is: gmail, facebook & the presurfer. It's awesome, keep up the good work

WannaSmile said...

Congrats! That is so exciting:) I have had my 3 year anniversary in September, and you give me something to aspire to. Wishing you continued success!

Anonymous said...

Thanks