Photo by Andy Eick
Every May 2nd, we celebrate No Treble’s birthday with a post.
Today – No Treble’s 5th birthday – is pretty amazing to me. First, I’m surprised it has already been five years since I pushed the button to launch this site sometime after midnight on May 2nd, 2009.
Second, we just hit 100,000 fans on Facebook this week.
Third, and equally surprising, No Treble is now visited by over 217,000 people per month, who combine for nearly 400,000 visits a month.
All that from what started as my little pet project in early 2009.
The key to this happening is first and foremost No Treble’s readers. Without you, this wouldn’t matter. Your kind words to us over the years, your photos, comments, and even meeting many of you in person have given us all the much needed energy to keep this going. Without a doubt, my favorite part of No Treble is featuring readers through the reader spotlights, videos, Old School features and more.
Over these five years, we’ve published 6,785 stories, videos, columns, lessons and features. There are some pretty big things planned for 2014 too, so be watching for that.
All of this would have been impossible without the crew here who do such an incredible job with writing the stories, columns, lessons, interviews and everything else you see here each day:
- Kevin “Mr. Crush It” Johnson (Managing Editor and even more, one of my best friends)
- Damian Erskine (Ask Damian Erskine)
- Donovan Stokes (The Lowdown with Dr. D)
- Ryan Madora (Bass Players You Need To Know, I Wish I Knew That and Blues Bass columns)
- Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell (Bass lessons)
- Sara and Kayla – my daughters – who have worked hard on making things hum with the No Treble Shop, excellent NAMM companions, not to mention believing in their dad from day one on this project.
- And all the past contributors who have shared their knowledge and enthusiasm too.
Thank you all for making this project so much fun. I can’t wait to see where this goes from here.
I’d love to hear from you and find out where you think we should go next. What have you enjoyed here? What would you like to see us do more? Please tell us about it in the comments.
Most of all, thank you for your friendship, readership, comments and for spreading the word. It means the world to us.