Most websites and blogs don’t get past the first couple of months before their creators give up because they don’t understand how difficult it is to gain traction, to create a loyal following of viewers who come back often enough and provide enough feedback to the content creator to make them feel it is worth the hours of grinding away in front of the keyboard.
That hasn’t been the case here. I’ve been blessed with such passionate people that have not only followed along but joined as contributors to make GMG what it is today. The blog has opened up so many opportunities to create friendships and strengthen bonds within the community all in the name of positively pushing forth the greatness that surrounds us.
I’ve said it dozens if not hundreds of times. GMG couldn’t be done to the level of success we’ve enjoyed in just any town. We’re just lucky to be able to write and photograph a place that has so many layers of gorgeous texture every where we look and that makes it possible.
The art scene, the music scene, the boating, the commercial fishing, the restaurants, the physical landscape- it all is so special and makes our job a pleasure to shout out about!
86,180 individual posts on Good Morning Gloucester in the past 15 years. That’s a whole lot of love back to the best community on the planet. An average of 15.74 posts per day for 15 straight years. Wow.
Out of all of it for me personally I’d like to thank GMG for the friendships it’s afforded me, the doors it’s opened and conversations started because of it’s influence. Every contributor passionate the same way I am about this special place and without whose friendships the blog is just a whole lot different.
For all the subscribers , the people that write in notes and comments thank you so much. without your feedback it’s difficult to keep going if you think you’re creating in an echo chamber.
To all the contributors, thank you so much for helping to drive this baby and even more, thank you for your friendships.
One last note, thank you to my wife Kate who encourages me and knows how important it is for me to be creative. Without this platform that allows me to create and a family and friends that are all-in it wouldn’t be nearly as fun.
Love you all. If the blog has touched you in some special way please leave a comment. I’d appreciate it and I’m sure the team would too.