2832…and now one more

by | Jan 31, 2013 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

bigstock_Blogging_On_A_Laptop_Computer_3991852 Today, for no particular reason other than I started adding up numbers…I’m celebrating a blogging anniversary.

October 1, 2007 I began writing the blog Voice-Acting in Vegas.  I chose Typepad as my blog service (now WordPress), and it appeared in a horrid blue-on-black font. You can see that blog here…the topic was SEO.

I wanted the blog to always be on a topic that could benefit a freelance voice-actor.  It was to be based on a pay-it-forward paradigm.  I’ve never accepted ads (though I’ve been approached many times). My goal then (and now) was to write no fewer than 5 blogs a week. It turned into many more on average.  The total is 2832 articles…and now one more.

VAIV has taken on a few different themes over the years.  Much of it’s current look and feel can be attributed to the innovation proposed by my WordPress expert Brett Bumeter…a genius in this realm…a heckuva nice family guy, and a sterling example of a freelance businessman.  I’ve learned much from him, and would highly recommend his services.  Softduit.com

Actually, just in the last day or so, Brett has recommended yet another feature for the blog that I’ve now adopted. You will see it associated with each individual article.  The blog is now configured to use a formula to find additional relevant material from the blog itself, associated with each new article.

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Those suggested titles can be seen at the bottom of the current article….above the comment section.

2013 may be the year I actually take many of the still-relevant articles from the last five years, and compile them into a book.  I’ve been threatening to do that for some time, now.

You are appreciated as a regular reader!  I’m averaging 1,000 visitors a week, and that is extremely fulfilling after 5 years.

Let me know what topics you’d like to see in the coming months.

I’d also like to recognize my blogging colleagues…they honor me with their regular visits to MY blog, and help me to feel even more a part of the voice-acting community:
Paul Strikwerda
Bob Souer
Derek Chappell
Steven Lowell
Peter O’Connell
Doug Turkel
Karen Commins
Randye Kaye
Ralph Haas
Bobbin Beam
Andy Boyns
Connie Terwilliger
Dan  Friedman
Kara Edwards
Rowell Gormon
Juan Carlos Bagnell
(…and more)

Here’s to the next five years of Voice-Acting-in-Vegas!




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  1. Doug


    Congratulations on the blogoversary (and the new Related Posts feature rocks)!

    And thanks for always reporting the latest from somewhere out there, ahead of the curve!

  2. Karen Commins

    Greetings, Dave! Congrats on the cool new feature! I always appreciate the information and inspiration you provide.

    Thanks for the shout-out in the post. More importantly, I value your constant friendship and support.

    Best wishes for your continued health, prosperity, and success!

    Karen Commins

    PS. You do realize, don’t you, that not only should you compile an e-book of your evergreen posts, but you also should create and narrate the AUDIOBOOK?!

    • CourVO

      Thanks for your kind words, and support — as always Karen!

      I’ve been doing some early research on converting blogs to e-books… if you have any experience or recommendations, please let me know!

      Great seeing you visit!

      Dave C


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