For weeks Godaddy has been sending me emails that said “You have products experiencing soon. Please update your credit card information to avoid a disruption in service blah blah blah.” I keep my wallet all the way on the other side of the room so instead of walking 6 feet to look at my credit card I just kept ignoring the emails. Then on Saturday I got a twitter message that basically said “Hey man, what happened to your website? Its been replaced by some godaddy page.” So I had lost my game of chicken with Godaddy and they took the site down for a day or so. The move got my attention and I finally updated my info and renewed VideoContestNews.com for another two years.
But the screw up did remind me that I first registered the domain for VCN on September 1st, 2009. So happy blog-o-versery to me! Thanks to all of you who visit this site on a regular basis. Most of my traffic comes from people googling “video contests” or “crash the super bowl” (11K page views last month!?) but I just checked my web stats and in the last 24 hours this site has had 91 “direct hits.” That means 91 people visited this site via a bookmark or after they typed videocontestnews.com into their browser. That’s kind of a lot! Even after 6 years it feels weird that I have a blog that even 9 people would want to look at on a semi-regular basis.
I’d also like to say a big thank you to the two main sponsors of VCN; Tongal and Mofilm. If it wasn’t for their support I’m not sure we’d still be here. So thanks for keeping the dream alive guys!