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popbytes turns six years old … oh my word!

popbytes turns six years old … oh my word!
September 6, 2009 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


hey hey! so yes … today popbytes turns six years old – i can’t believe i’ve been running this blog all by myself for so long (except for my pal DJ paul v.‘s awesome mashup posts on thursday mornings) plus i’ve managed to hang onto my day job (people think i do popbytes full-time but i actually don’t – although it feels that way) sometimes i don’t know how i keep myself from coming unglued at the seams! as far as this past year is concerned – i must give much love to twitter which has totally helped me connect to all of my readers plus i’ve made a number of new friends (you guys know who you are … i love each and everyone of you) i swear i’d tweet all the time if i could … sometimes blogging can be a little isolating – just sitting behind the computer – so it’s been incredible to strike up engaging (and sometimes silly) conversations (using only 140 characters per tweet!) which helps to add even more of a personal touch to the site! this year i also covered the biggest story during all my years of blogging … the unexpected and tragic passing of michael jackson back in june – in the realm of entertainment and pop culture – his death at age 50 was a major event – for sure the biggest passing since princess diana but i wasn’t blogging back in 1997 (i should have been!) hopefully we won’t have something happen on the level of MJ’s death anytime soon – these past few months we’ve unfortunately lost a number of great people – the summer of 2009 will definitely go down as an eerie one! but rather than focusing on the negative things – i always try to keep things on the positive side around here – as you know i love to post about things i like – rather than trash stuff i don’t – so i tried to figure who my favorite six people are and i came up with the graphic below … super sexy david beckham was the only guy to make the cut – of course i totally love a bunch of other peeps but everyone down below is totally tops in my eyes – especially whitney houston as of late – i’m so glad girfriend’s back! (i thought about including amy winehouse instead of britney spears but she’s so off my radar right now …) looking towards the future – i obviously plan to carry on as usual and i’m still thinking about trying to do some video blogs – i think that might be fun – and if you happen to have suggestions or thoughts about what you’d like to see more of on popbytes … please do let me know! thanks for continuing to check out my blog – when i first started it as a fun unemployed project – i had zero clue i’d still be writing on popbytes six years later – here’s the next six years! popbytes over & out – much love to all as always – xoxo (and make sure to follow me on twitter if you’re not already!)