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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Do what you feel best about doing and never worry about what others think. Be your own critic and your own boss.
  4. How to self-motivate. You try doing this day in and day out, you bump into hurdles that have to be overcome.
  5. 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?
  6. It’s refreshing to be an independent thinker. I sleep very well at night – and keep my circles tight.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. That technology really isn’t everything. I enjoy any time away (mostly) unplugged from the matrix.
  10. 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!

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7 Comments on "Hoboken411: Six Year Anniversary"

MidnightRacer
Member
In the beginning, Perry created the blog ‘In The Cloud’. Now the blog was formless and empty, darkness was over the homepage, and the spirit of 07030 was hovering over the streams to be. And Perry said, “Let there be 411”, and the site was published. Perry saw that the idea was good, and he separated The Real Deal from the filtered news. He called The Real Deal Hoboken411, and the darkness he called other so called news. And then there was evening, followed by morning – the launch of Day 1 was complete. On Day 2, Perry said, “Let there be a vault to separate opinions from opinions”. So he made the vault and separated the events inside the vault from the opinions outside the vault. He called it The Comments. Evening and morning followed. On Day 3, Perry said, “Let The Comments under Hoboken411 be gathered, and let a foundation of rules appear.” And it was so. He called the rules “land”, and the gathered Comments he called the “seas” of peoples. And he saw it was The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (ooh-wah-oh-wa-oh-wa, woo-woo-woo). He said, “Let the land bear fruits of ideas, and that those ideas are seeds of growth, according to various kinds. And it was so-so. The land produced the foundation, which produce healthy discourse, which became abundantly and socially nutritious. Perry saw that it was good. And the evening and morning followed. Then on Day 4, Perry said, “Let there be revelation in… Read more »
lacie
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lacie

Thanks 411 for all you do. Honestly, I take the site for granted, but it really is a great resource, and a refreshing change from the ordinary and mundane! If I can save a few pennies, I’ll make a donation (maybe when I get my tax refund).

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

Congrats, you are a valuable resource. We need more independent thinkers who aren’t afraind to voice their opinions – and all the while keeping it civil…

frankmarciano
Member
frankmarciano

Perry, I have lost almost 20 lbs thanks to the low carbs, no milk, no bread, no pasta, no orange juice, no ice pops, no ice cream, no potatoes. I had a Wendy’s burger yesterday, threw out the bread and used two lettuce leafs instead. Thank you for sharing this part of you life and good luck for many more years.

ps. I am ordering take out from Legal Beans, directly from Hoboken411, you made it sound so good.

jc5201
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jc5201

Happy Anniversary and Congrats on 6 years of success!

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