Copyblogger is 5 Years Old!

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Yep, it’s time to put on the big boy pants … Copyblogger is five years old today.

A lot has happened in those quick five years, but as with any 5-year-old, we’re just getting started.

Most of all, we want to thank each and every one of you for “raising” us to this point — it truly could not have happened without you. So thanks for that, and also for sticking with us for the cool stuff we’ve got for you as we head toward age six.

We’re also really sorry for scribbling on the wall with that black Sharpie. Whoops.

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  1. Happy 5th birthday, and thanks for all your wisdom. Really, you’re a child genius!

  2. Happy Birthday CB –

    And the post that started it all was called “Sold”. In fact, it talks about how people go online for information seeking out solutions. And blogs are such a great way to build authority and trust so when you do “buy”, you don’t feel that certain discomfort that comes from being sold….

    That post, 5 years later is still true and it’s not only true it’s been proven over and over. And as Zig Ziglar once said,

    “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.”

    Enough said. Copyblogger was born and what a great place to be then and in the foreseeable future.

  3. Happy Birthday CopyBlogger!

    Where did you get that boy’s pic? :lol:

    CopyBlogger has significantly improved over time (especially after leaving Thesis :| ). I wish to see how it looked like when it started its journey, though.

  4. Expect to see lots more independence, attitude, and requests for cash.

    Well, that’s what happened when my Little Dude turned five, anyway. ;)

  5. Happy Birthday! Keep up the excellent work you’re doing!

  6. Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday dear Copyblogger
    Happy birthday to you.

  7. Happy birthday!
    I would also like to see how it looked when it started its journey. It could be pretty interesting to compare the transformation.

  8. Ever thought about making a book/ebook out of some of the better posts?

    Five years of this is a lot for someone to go through. A book would help new readers get more out of CB.

  9. Tres belle fete, Copyblogger. Thank you for the inspiration(s). Look forward to many more.

  10. Happy Birthday Copyblogger! :) You’ve given me some great posts that inspire me to become a better blogger. May this be the best year yet.

  11. Happy Birthday guys, I’m glad you’re around because I’m learning a lot from you!

  12. Happy Birthday! Just keeps getting better with age!

    Thanks!

  13. Happy Birthday to Brian and the gang!

  14. Gregory Wessels :

    Happy birthday! And many happy returns.
    I have been an enthusiastic admirer for some time and thoroughly enjoy reading and re-reading your posts. Keep up the good work; I’ve been hooked.

  15. Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more … (As for scribbling on the wall with that Sharpie – you’re forgiven, but only because your scribblings are so insightful.)

  16. Happy Birthday!

  17. Happy Birthday! I’ve only been watching your antics since you were 4 1/2; I keep learning while you keep growing!

  18. Congratulations for a very productive and successful year. Definitely, year 6 and the years ahead will always be a blast for the most awesome blog in the web world.

  19. Happy Birthday, Copyblogger! And kudos on the Big Boy Pants. Before we know it, you’ll be asking for the keys to the car.

  20. Happy Birthday Kids….

    I have only known you for a year, but love your work and tell everyone who writes content that they should subscribe.

    Keep on growing….

  21. Happy Birthday Copyblogger! Please post a screenshot of the site in its toddler days :)

  22. Happy Birthday!

  23. A bold, open field of possibilities lies ahead for you! Bold on!

  24. Happy 5th! I use all the Copyblogger products and services and could not be happier! ROCK ON! \m/

  25. Yay for Copyblogger! I love your stuff–thanks for sharing.

  26. Very Very congratulation for the five successful years. Wish you great luck ahead.

  27. Many happy returns – wish I’d been around since the birth, because you guys have been a great resource for me over the last few months. Look forward to more.

  28. CB, Congratulations!

    Now, you’re proceeding from COPY to ‘PASTING’ Blogging …

    Have more productive Time Ahead!

  29. Michael Stelzner :

    Happy birthday you old fart! In social media years you’re ancient…

  30. Congratulations, it’s a lot of work to keep up a blog of this magnitude, for five long years.

    I found out about you this year and I will keep at it.

  31. Nice work. Been a lurker for the last 2 or 3 years and great to see you guys grow. Am sure bigger and better things await in the future. Always one of my first stops online to get a bit of inspiration :)

  32. Yeahhh- congratulations and best wishes as you step into big shoes-I am new to your blog but appreciate your humour, good manners and valuable content. Blow out your candles. Make a wish and enjoy the nxt 5 years. Om

  33. Happy Birthday CB. What a ride.

  34. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all of the great insights and advice. Lookin’ forward to many more!

  35. If there ever was a stellar model of providing great value, ideas, and guidance and then letting the money follow naturally with gratitude, Copyblogger and its principals are it!
    Happy Birthday and many, many more!

  36. Happy birthday, Copyblogger! Your posts are always stimulating and helpful. Two months into blogging now, so at five years you are like a granddaddy to me.

  37. I only discovered you guys about 4 months ago … I’m surprised to hear you’re only 5 years old. You have the wisdom of someone much older … maybe like an 8 year old! Thanks, I’m learning daily!

  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow, 5 years is a quite a long time! Congrats on your success and keep the good information coming!

    Aloha!
    Yoichi

  39. Happy Birthday! I just stated following this blog about 2 weeks ago, so I’m a little “late to the party”. However, I’ve learned a TON already, and I’m looking forward to what you have in store for year 6 …

    Best to you,
    Scott

  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CopyBlogger!

    Keep up the great work – you’re one of the most outstanding marketing and copywriting resources around!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo!!!

  41. You may be 5 years old but have an experienced of an old teacher who have vast knowledge to share to his students. Happy Birthday, CoppyBlogger!

  42. Happy Birthday! Can’t believe it has been that long. The knowledge gained from copyblogger is unlike anything else, keep up the good work!

  43. Kudos and congratulations! Copyblogger is the best site covering online writing, website design, list management, and related issues. If I had to choose only one site for advice and ideas about how to create and manage great websites and blogs from concept to content and beyond, Copyblogger would be it. Here’s to another 5, 10, 15, 20.

  44. Happy Birthday Copyblogger! May the next five to fifty be fruitful and exciting. :-)
    Kudos,
    Elizabeth

  45. Monette Flores :

    Many thanks for the gems of thought you’ve shared with your readers/subscribers. Looking forward to the next five years! And what you’ll do when you become a teenager! :)

  46. Dude, these have seriously been five great years. Thanks for starting something so special.

  47. Happy Birthday ol’ boy!
    Keep the good work going :)

  48. Congratulations! Five years of being useful is great! – Mike

  49. Feliz bloggy posts! What a wonderful age – old enough to know the date and how to tie your shoes, but still too young to dreamless and stuck in your ways.
    Cake, thanks.

  50. Happy Birthday! And thanks for existing.

    You’ve helped me a lot! Cheers.

  51. Congratulations on your fifth anniversary.I’m proud to be associated with you.
    Keep up the spirit.

  52. Korana Koraksic :

    Congrats! i wish you many happy and successfull years!

  53. Happy Birthday Copyblogger!

    There is no other site more formative to my toddler years online.

    Thanks for everything, and best of luck in kindergarten!

  54. happy b-day you old dog you.

  55. Happy birthday folks. Many thanks for all of the great content – looking forward to the next five years.

    Five years – makes my 2 months on my blog seem very little :)

    Have a big cake!

  56. Happy Birthday! I always find something I can use in your posts and I really enjoy your sense of humor. Here’s to another 5 years and beyond!

  57. Brian — Copyblogger has been my go to resource for most of the last 5 years. You (and the team) completely redefined the way I view writing/blogging online. Thank you for everything; I can’t wait to see what the next five years bring!

  58. Happy Copyblogger Day! Great job Brian! I’m not quite “one” yet, so still in e-trade baby phase. Hope to be like you when I grow up!
    Best,
    Cathy

  59. Congrats and Happy Birthday!

  60. Happy Birthday+you are brilliant 5 year old! xx

  61. Happy birthday Copyblogger. Let me know when the cake is being dished out because I’d love a massive slice! :D

  62. In Quebec, we’d buy you large beers and make you chug it all in one swallow, then clap you on the back and huzzah while watching you try not to throw up.

    Lacking beer, I’ll offer the back-clapping and cheers. A very happy birthday to you.

  63. Hola amigos, Feliz cumpleaños, siempre los leo.

  64. Many Happy Returns!

    Yep, it’s been quite a ride. Thanks for being a blog that makes a difference. (And I hope it’s not getting too hard to blow out all those candles. ;-) )

  65. Glad you were born!!!

    Amy Parmenter
    The ParmFarm.com

  66. Dude, congratulations to everyone on the Copyblogger Team! You all had a big 2010! Really lovin’ all that you contribute and do to help make us more successful on a daily basis. Cheers to moving forward and making even bigger waves in 2011!

  67. Greetings from Malaysia! I look forward to this blog as it has helped me so much in the work i am doing in my country. Keep up the fantastic work and here’s a *toast* to many more birthdays for Copyblogger!

  68. I don’t think I’ve read another blog more consistently over the last 2 years – congrats – you deserve it!

  69. Tony Friendly :

    So that’s how you do it, ask for cash and presents:-) I need to try that.