Five Thousand!

5000 subscribers!It happened almost overnight and I can barely believe it.

You, my readers, have given me a gift for which I am incredibly grateful.

Every week, I take a a couple of hours to sit down and reflect on what’s happening in my world. And when I put my thoughts in writing and publish them in my blog, it touches your world.

When I first started in 2009, I had no idea who would be willing to listen or respond. But almost five years later, it is clear to me.

You are!

Every week you come back and you connect. You’ve added comments, you’ve sent me emails and you have reposted, retweeted and quoted this blog thousands of times. Every year, the ripple effect became a bit bigger. And now we’ve hit another milestone together.

As of today, this blog has 5,000 subscribers!

Now, in the world of blogging giants with millions of followers, 5,000 is a very, very modest number. To me, however, it is huge.

The voice-over community to which I belong is relatively small and scattered. But we talk a lot and we write a lot. Terrifically talented colleagues are sharing their insights and experiences like never before. It’s amazing to be a part of that community, and to be able to contribute to the ongoing dialogue in our midst.

Today, I’m not posting a long essay on the state of our industry or on the inner game of voice acting.

Today I just want to say thank you for the chance you are giving me, to let my words resonate in your world.

It’s a privilege and an opportunity I promise to never take for granted.

Gratefully yours,

Paul Strikwerda ©nethervoice

About the author

Paul Strikwerda

is a Dutch-English voice-over pro, coach, and writer. His blog is one of the most widely read and influential blogs in the industry. Paul is also the author of "Making Money In Your PJs, Freelancing for voice-overs and other solopreneurs."

by Paul Strikwerda in Articles, Career, Journalism & Media
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