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Two Milestones

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On Wednesday Raptitude surpassed one million unique visitors. Thank you for supporting me.

And yesterday was the final day of my twenties. What a trip it was.

I love you all.



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Nicolette October 8, 2010 at 12:16 am

Congratulations on both milestones!

Anna October 8, 2010 at 12:26 am


A regular reader October 8, 2010 at 2:03 am

Congratulations on the first, buddy. Keep up the great work!

As for the second, well, condolences? (No, don’t let’s be morbid, what I mean is very hearty congratulations.) No, seriously, very hearty condolences. But keep the second up as well!


Hilary October 8, 2010 at 4:15 am

Hi David .. many congratulations on both .. wonderful times you’re having .. long long may it last and the success .. happiness is – just is .. Hilary

Astrid October 8, 2010 at 4:42 am

Happy birthday and HUGE congratulations – you have helped me so much over these past few months David, thank you. I hope you know that being 30 and beyond is just awesome xx

Meg October 8, 2010 at 7:36 am

And it gets better. Yeah, life is full of ups and downs, but the depth and richness of emotion and thought you gain as you acquire more and more years is really interesting, especially if you have intellectual curiosity. You’ve got that in spades.

Happy birthday, David.

Brenda (betaphi) October 8, 2010 at 7:44 am

Happy birthday, David, and thank you for all the good reads.

Miss OverThinker October 8, 2010 at 7:53 am

Congratulations David and Happy Birthday..

Toast to the last million unique visitors and another million to come!

Drew Tkac October 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

When I turned 30 the prevailing culture was that you could not trust any one over 30. Talk about an internal conflict!

Here is a verse from Grace Slick’s (Jefferson Airplane) song to the drummer, Lather, when he turned 30:

Lather was thirty years old today,
They took away all of his toys.
His mother sent newspaper clippings to him,
About his old friends who’d stopped being boys.

I think a piece of us needs to remain a boy, regardless of our age.

Happy birthday!


Sasa October 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Congratulations and happy birthday!

nrhatch October 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

One Million! That is a milestone . . .

Thirty? Just a drop in the bucket list of life. 8)

Uzma October 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Congratulations David. That is truly a milestone. You’re an inspiration to be doing this as you end your 20’s .
God bless and every success to u in the future.

James M. Convey October 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Ah David at Thirty….. That first birthday that is the real advent of mature thought and personal examination. The discovery of the mortality clock in real terms, and the accompanying minute at first, physical notices of aging. The speeding up of the passing seconds and minutes and hours and days and weeks and life, begins for real and the indisputable presence of that constant feeling of the approach of your own inevitable destiny! It is both a joyful and frightening journey and I wish you a fullness of experience as you progress. My congratulations on the successes of your life to date and all the best for the future. James

Brad October 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Oh, happy belated! And congratulations on the 1 mil milestone. Where do you plan on taking this beast moving forward?

Maria October 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I wish I had contemplated at least ONE of the many things you have mulled over before I turned 30…Congratulations for THAT!

Joy October 10, 2010 at 3:00 am

Hi David,
Two birthdays then…congratulations on one million visitors…and entering your 30’s..may both your 30’s and your blog allow you to continue to open your heart and your senses to the world and all in it..
Much peace…

David October 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

Thanks so much everyone. This has been the best eighteen months of my life so far. Much more to come.

Renee October 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Nice work, David! Raptitude is one of the best blogs around (:

30s are the new 20s, also. Or possibly the new teenage years… ;)

Ken October 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Congrats and happy birthday; I’m looking forward to more articles in the years to come. :)

Eric | Eden Journal October 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Congrats on one million and happy birthday. I always look forward to reading Raptitude when I see a new post pop into my RSS reader.

mike October 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm

….1,000,001…1,000,002 ….1,000,003……………………………

David October 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Heh.. we’re already on 1,016,051

Fabe October 15, 2010 at 4:37 am

Hey Dave,
not many poeple can claim to have inspired more than a million other people at the age of thirty already.
Concerning your goal of being self-employed: It probably does not take much to turn a website with 1M unique visitors into a profit generating business. Just use your courage and go for it right now!

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