The Casual Optimist

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The Casual Optimist turns two today. Hardly a major milestone by all accounts, but I did want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the blog over the last couple of years.

The Casual Optimist is still here because of all of the people who have told me to me stick with it. I genuinely appreciate all the people who have given me pep talks and lent technical assistance; the designers who have given me the benefit of the doubt and agreed to be interviewed; the folks who have reached out via email, Twitter and Facebook; and, of course, the countless bloggers and journalists who keep me in material.  Hopefully you all know who you are…

Lastly, it is also my wedding anniversary this week and I can’t thank  I. A. A. enough for her continued patience and understanding over the last eight years.  I don’t say that enough.

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  1. congrats. How does one even keep track of these things?! Awesome blog. Thoughtful and energetic on all accounts. Everyday is a treat. Keep it up and don’t pull the rug from under us like the BDR;)

  2. Hey Ian. I forgot last year so I made a mental note to check the date of the first post this time around! Or were you talking about wedding anniversaries? ;-)

    Thanks for all support, man.

  3. Thanks Spencer. Appreciate it. :-)

  4. yes, wedding anniversaries…

  5. Your blog has been a constant source of inspiration, news and plain good ol’ fun, so… congratulations and keep it up!

  6. Congrats and thank you from a loving reader! Consistently one of my favourite sites to check everyday

  7. Here’s to the next two years!

  8. Dan, each day I am surprised by how your omniscient knowledge of the industry continues to grow far and wide. Thanks for sharing this great gift with all of us and I hope it continues to prosper. Cheers to two years!

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