February 11, 2010

Two Years of TTD

Today, The Triple Deke celebrates either its second birthday or second anniversary, I haven't decided which. I'm leaning toward "birthday" because those are more fun, and because it was a conception of an idea that was followed by a birth, screaming, crying, and copious amounts of blood.

It feels like we've been doing this for ages, so for this to be only the two-year mark is kind of strange. In that time our little site has grown from nothing to a slightly bigger form of nothing that includes the occasional Asian porn spam bot. I've enjoyed every minute of being able to discuss hockey and anything else with people who are as crazy about those things as me. Getting involved with the online hockey community was one of the best things I've ever done, as it has filled a large void where mumbling to myself and talking to the wall after Wings games used to take place.

I have to thank our readers for making that happen. Your patronage and general kindness has done wonders in terms of making me think that there might be people out there who aren't online predators. Granted, those folks still make up 65% of our readership, but the other 35% are a great bunch to talk to. Thank you for stopping by each day, linking us on the other lame sites that you read, recommending us to friends and buying our merchandise (oh wait, I'm reading from the 3rd Birthday thank-you speech which follows the unveiling of our Emilio Estevez pajamas .... forget I said anything.) I never, ever imagined that I would enjoy this as much as I have, and I owe that to you people. Having an audience to regurgitate my ramblings to makes writing a long post at 4:30 AM seem worthwhile. You guys are the best imaginary friends I could ask for.

Here's to another year (I'm holding up a glass of orange juice) of tomfoolery and hijinx the likes of which the world has never experienced. Or something.

Let's Go Red Wings.

16 comments:

Osrt said...

Happy Anniversary Honey(ies)!

(Polygamy woo)

I'm happy you guys decided to start this thing and keep it going. Now you have friends in Brazil and even far away places like Ferndale. Crazy.

J.J. from Kansas said...

Happy Birthday, TTD. 19 more years and you can put vodka in that orange juice.

Thanks for all the laughs.

Casey said...

Happy 2nd birthday. Soon you won't be able to get away with wearing diapers.

Also, when do those pajamas go on sale?

Rob Discher said...

Congratulations guys! 2 years is a HELL of a benchmark. As for the pajamas...they're not all that relevant to me because I sleep in the buff...but I think it's a HELL of an idea.

Here's to diversifying your bonds in 2010.

Guilherme Calciolari said...

Congratulations to the best Wings site on the internet.

And I might be biased because every single blog there is is blocked at work. Shit.

Still, happy birthday.

Vicky said...

Right back at ya! :)

jennbikegirl said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Blogiversary! I'm toasting you with my water glass as I type. You guys are doing a great job - keep it up!

a-me said...

happy birthday to you! i discovered your site about 3 months ago & feel i've missed out on so much - but i hope to enjoy the fun for more months & years to come!

hockeychic said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'm so glad that this site exists.

Congrats on making it to 2 years and here's to many, many more!

Chris Hollis said...

Loving the fact that I was born on the same day TTD debuted, only 24 years beforehand. I wonder if I was like the oracle coming into the world to announce the creation of this spectacular oasis of Red Wings insanity?

Or it could just be dumb luck.

At any rate, congrats on two years!

Fox said...

Wait, which 35% aren't online predators? How can I tell?

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogeversary!

Tram

Nate A said...

Good work boys, congrats. I've got some birthday candy for you. It's in the back of my van...

Baroque said...

Happy Birthday, guys! Quickly became one of my favorite hockey sites.

beanie said...

Happy 2nd anniversary TTD ;)

Natalie said...

Congrats, guys! This is a fantastic accomplishment. May you have many, many more years of rocking our socks with your hijinks.