/ Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

About two and a half years ago, Lou asked me if I would be interested in working on the blog for the WDW Radio site.   An avid writer and passionate Disney fan, I was honored and excited, though a bit lost.  How do I fill a site with information for the diverse, huge Disney community?  What can I write about?  Will others read it?

Lou sent me some names of people who had volunteered to write for the site, and I started feeling may way through this position.  The small team and I talked and brainstormed.  We experimented–some posts worked, while some seemed not to strike a chord.  Over the years, our knowledge has grown, and I hope our instinct for what the WDW Radio family wants to read has been refined.

Many bloggers have been part of the team–some for special posts, some for a short series, and some as regular, weekly writers.   Some have been with us for years, and others are new to our growing family.  ALL have added to our collection of Disney information and fun to be shared with anyone planning for, learning about, or just missing Disney!

This blog represents the 2,999th blog to be published on the site, and I do hope you will join us tomorrow for our 3000th post, a very special salute to the current writing team.  I am so very proud of and grateful to this team of WDW Radio bloggers, which since its first post by Lou on February 9, 2005, has featured SEVENTY FOUR different writers.  I created the image below as a way of celebrating all these individuals and thanking them for contributing to the blog.

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As another way to celebrate the contributions of ALL of the writers–past and present–we will be launching a new blog theme later this week: OUT  OF THE WDW RADIO VAULT, where posts from the past will be re-published, so we can reflect on how things have (or have not!) changed in the last eight years, reminisce about the past, and prepare for the exciting Disney future.

Finally, on behalf of the other 73 people who have written for the WDW Radio blog, THANK YOU for reading our work!  You have no idea HOW VERY MUCH every comment you make on our blogs means to us. Knowing you are there, reading and enjoying our work is so gratifying, and gives us the inspiration to write even more.  Please continue reading, sharing, and commenting.  And if you ever have ideas for posts or want to join the team, you can always reach out to me at Christy@WDWRadio.com

And so, here’s to the next 1000 blogs!  THANK YOU does not come close to capturing Lou’s appreciation or mine for making this blog such a terrific and fun place to share our love of Disney.

15 Responses to "Blog #2999…. Preparing to Celebrate!"

  1. Kathy Wicks says:

    Woo Hoo! Well done everyone! It’s been great working with Christy, Lou, and all of the co-bloggers…here’s to the next 1000!

  2. Christy, thank you for your hard work on the blog, writing, editing and posting.

  3. Linda Raymond says:

    couldn’t ask for a greater bunch of writers,,,,, cant imagine coming here and not finding SOMETHING interesting to read…and OHHHH the things I have been enlightened about!!!!Thanks so much to each and everyone of the writers for all they do,,and of course a Special cyber HUG (cause he does give good hugs) to Lou for starting it all…. ºoº hEARS ºoº to the next 1000 and beyond…..

  4. Caitlin Corsello says:

    Woohoo! I’m so thankful for being part of the blogging team and can’t wait for the next 1000 posts! Thanks for everything you do to make this possible Christy!

  5. Steamboat Eddie says:

    Very excited for tomorrow’s post!!

    Have a great day!

  6. Thankful to be part of this team. Thanks for everything Christy!

  7. Woohoo, congrats Team…glad to be a part of the Magic :)

  8. CriesDuringWishes says:

    Thanks a million to all the blog writers- I love reading your columns, learning, and laughing with you!!

    Hubs from the Box

  9. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Being a part of this blog team has been such a joy, honor and privilege! Thank you so much to our readers, but most of all thank you to Lou and Christy for making it all possible. Here’s to the next 3000!

  10. Humbled and honored to be a small part of this amazing team, and site. Cheers to all. On to the next 3, 000!

  11. Nathan Ehlers says:

    Thanks for this awesome picture Christy!! Congrats everyone and keep up the amazing work! Here’s to my hopeful re-appearance of my Hidden Mickey article amd to the future of adding more to the series!

  12. Fran Cassano says:

    Christy, this is an amazing accomplishment! You lead with so much dedication and love. It inspires us all.

    Way to go, Bloggers!!! On to the next 3000!!!

    And huge thank yous to all the readers and Box People, too!

  13. Jen Tremley says:

    Thanks for the great picture Christy! It was truly an honor for you & Lou to ask me to contribute to the blog as a writer and I really enjoyed writing the few pieces of collecting Disney. I hope one of my pieces makes a re-appearance and I am truly thankful for being part of the blog team and the WDW Radio family!

  14. Totally awesome!

  15. Thank you Lou and Christy for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing family

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