Then, Now, Soon

by | Apr 11, 2017 | Ruminations, VO Business | 3 comments

Some time last week, I passed the 3,000 mark.

3,000 unique blog articles since October of 2007.

Since I’m preparing an all-new website/blogsite, my developer has been bugging me to cut the fat. All that content is slowing down the site, taking up space, and belies a deep personality flaw:  I’m a pack-rat.

Hey! All those articles are like my children.  I’m proud of them!  

But seriously, as I’ve been going a back through…there’s a lot of fluff.  Stuff I’m almost embarrassed about.  Unabashed promotion of certain P2P’s before they went off the rails; almost hourly updates from VOICE2018; a chronicle of the weeks-long installation of my ISDN lines.

Buried among the fluff: a blog marking the passing of Don LaFontaine.

“The Great Blog Purge” – as I’m calling it – also serves to delete a plethora of graphics that leave me legally exposed.  I’ve only recently begun paying attention this HUGE oversight that now carries potential risk as scammers buy up loads of heretofore unclaimed pics, conduct a reverse search, then sue anyone who has posted them without permission.

The purge is like a walk back through VO time, however.  A walk through the community, my growth, lessons learned, times changed, and trends made.

But ultimately ya gotta make room for what’s to come as well.  I’m keeping some of my best musings from the past, and looking forward to the debut of my new site.  I’ll be sure to let you know…as well as a big anniversary coming up later this month, and then my blogging 10th anniversary in October.

As the purge continues, I could get nostalgic, but I’d rather be energized by what is to be, built on the shoulders of what has passed.




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  1. Ed Waldorph

    I’ve never known you as a Futurist, per se, although you do a lot of bleeding edge commentary. However, a minute-by-minute reportage of the Voice2018 Conference? I got to get me some of that. Can you, as a public service, reprint that?

    I am relieved to know that, considering the political climate, that we’ll all be here and conferencing a year from now. Perhaps you also have some stock tips?

    • CourVO


      Just what is “bleeding edge commentary”, Ed? You seem a bit cynical today, and I’m feeling irascible. I’m confidently assured, considering the political climate, that we will all be here and conferencing a year from now. The stock tips comment was ill considered, and no, I’m not going to dredge up those horrid articles from 2008.

      Dave Courvoisier

  2. Blair Seibert

    Wow Dave. That’s quite a milestone! I know some pod casters and bloggers provide a list of their “Top __” posts by votes or comments by listeners/ readers. Maybe you could keep 100 of the ones that folks read and liked. Just a thought. Keep those helpful thoughts coming!


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