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[staff profile] mark
Happy Birthday, Dreamwidth!

Today is April 30th, 2010. One year ago today (at this very time!), [staff profile] denise and I were running around like some imitation of headless chickens (a weird expression, honestly). We were trying to make sure everything was put together, that all of our ducks were in a row (I'm in a fowl mood apparently), and that nothing was going to go wrong.

The gates opened at 9PM Eastern -- just under five hours from now. We had a lot of users sign up, a lot of Seed Accounts bought, and a great time. We worked hard, we were tired as hell the next day, but we made it.

And now today is DW's first real birthday.

This entire project would not have worked without the tons of effort, time, and love our volunteers have put into Dreamwidth. Thank you, all of you. I am so awed every week when I see how much you all care, how much you contribute, everything. Thank you.

A huge amount of thanks to the people who took a chance on us a year ago, too. You put your trust in a little unproven company and here we are -- a year later, through trials and tribulations, trolls and troglodytes, we are still here.

I'm looking forward to the next year -- and many more!
30.04.2010 10:04 pm (UTC)

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Congratulations to you and Denise! ::confetti and streamers and sparkles::

I asked my grandmother about "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" when I was young. She said it's because that's what they do. She grew up on a small farm in the 1910s in the midwest and when you had to go kill a chicken for your mother for dinner, you sometimes had to wait a minute for it to run down. But it's very purposeless movement, since there's no head, so they can't avoid trees or walls or anything.