Hoboken411: Six Year Anniversary
Wow! Hoboken411 is six years old!
Today, 4/11/2012 marks the six year anniversary of Hoboken411.com!
I’ve always said I’m not big on these anniversary-type announcements, so I’ll keep it rather brief. How about a Top 10 List of observations I’ve accumulated over the past 2500 days (the site was in development for a few months before April 11, 2006…)
What has Hoboken411 taught you?
- You can do what you like – and succeed. Passion lets you focus on what you do best. Being outside the confines of an office building helps, too.
- Whether I help one person or 10,000 – it makes me happy. The new low-carb living section has already helped over 100 Mile Square residents lose weight (that’s just who’ve emailed me thank you letters).
- Do what you feel best about doing and never worry about what others think. Be your own critic and your own boss.
- How to self-motivate. You try doing this day in and day out, you bump into hurdles that have to be overcome.
- The difference between “social networking” and your own brand. Sort of like the difference between going to a restaurant like Chili’s – or to a unique restaurant with character and mystique. Would you want a Walmart in Hoboken?
- It’s refreshing to be an independent thinker. I sleep very well at night – and keep my circles tight.
- I hate no one. Holding elected officials and publicly funded employees accountable is what the voting public should do, and part of what makes (made) our country great.
- Technology. I didn’t know how to use a calculator before starting 411, but now I have a degree in PHP programming! (that was a joke).
- That technology really isn’t everything. I enjoy any time away (mostly) unplugged from the matrix.
- That some people have very detailed opinions about you, but have never met you in person. How is that even possible? I actually feel bad for a few of the psychotic haters, but at the same time, I probably wouldn’t want to know them anyway. Win!
Have a nice day, everyone!