Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

WOW! 2007 was quite a year here in the ole blogosphere. Between my two blogs, I posted 338 times, and judging by the overwhelmingly positive comments, I have made many friends in the past 365 days here.

Last night we stayed home and celebrated the new year's arrival very quietly. I had been awake since 2:30am, so I think I would be a hazard on the road anyhow. I watched New Years Rockin Eve. Dick Clark, still showing the effects of the stroke he suffered 3 years ago, looked good for someone who's almost 79 years old.

I should give awards more often. Yesterday this blog got 80 hits, which is 31 hits over the daily average. I had fun thinking up names for for all the awards and trying to remember all those who have been major contributors to the overall success of this blog. Once again, you are all winners.

What I want for 2008: Hopefully all those who see me this coming year will see less and less of me as the year progresses. Diamond contacted me, asking for a story about my weight loss struggles. Visit A Day in the Zone often because she will be posting stories hoping to motivate others. I also have financial goals to meet in the coming year.

A book I recommend folks to read is called The Fred Factor, by Mark Sanborn. I have this book in audio form, so I have listened several times. It can show you how you can be the best at what you do. I especially recommend this book to Michelle, as customer service is stressed.

All those who stop here are people who have shown me that they use the internet for good. Hopefully we can touch many people in a positive way in 2008.

And lastly: The photo currently on my profile is how I looked when I was 16. The green tie was the only one I owned. Not too many things have changed. I still don't own too many ties and the last time I wore one was June 23 for my daughter's wedding.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Cliff!!


Frasypoo said...

Thats an impressive head of hair!!!
the awards were fun!I did not know about the Simpsons being from springfield !!!

Jessica said...

I liked your comment about people on the internet can be good. I have to admit that for a long time I wanted to start blogging but I was afraid. I had this idea that most people online were some type of predators and while those types of people are out there, you are right, there are wonderful people out there too and I am happy to have found them. I hope to get to know even more in the new year.

Thanks for sharing yourself with us.... Jessica

74WIXYgrad said...


You have a lot of good content to share with the rest of us. I've been having fun blogging since August, 2006. I have more fun as time goes on sharing my life and interests with others, in most cases, who I would never have had contact with.

Have a great 2008

Mike Dane said...

Happy New Year Cliff.
You are not kidding about the stress
of customer service. The drunks at
2:30am can be a real pain.
As for my blog. Well I will be working
on that. Soon I hope.
I'm supposed to be getting information
from someone about the Music First
Coalition. These are the folks who
want radio stations to pay the
artists for airplay.
And finally another book to help
everyone along in life.
One Small Step Can Change Your
Life. The Kaizen Way. by Robert
Maurer, Ph.D. I enjoyed it a lot.

BizDecision said...

This is in response to Mike Dane's comment above...when I was in radio, we paid a yearly royalty fee to ASCAP (the American Society for Composers, Artists, and Publishers...I think that's what the letters stand for.). The fee was supposed to go to the record companies/artists for us playing their records.

kasper794 said...

Awesome post as always and I'll check out the book when I get the chance. I was afraid to blog for a little while then suddenly I started getting so many postive comments that it has motivated me to do more.

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, Young Cliff!!! My hubby doesn't have many ties, either. Only two or three he he he...

GOOD LUCK in achieving your goals this year!!!! ;-D And yes, let's continue spreading all the good things in the blogosphheeerreeeeee he he...

Mark Sanborn said...

Thanks for recommending my book The Fred Factor.

I'm originally from Ohio and graduated from OSU.

Happy New Year!

74WIXYgrad said...

Wow, thanks for stopping by Mark. I guess by leaving that comment, you were being a Fred.

I am very honored by your comment.


May you have a blessed and prosperous 2008.

Pat Jenkins said...

i can't picture that man being behind a steering wheel!!!

Liquid said...

I love the green tie!

And I have so enjoyed surfing and getting to know the new friends I have found on your page.

WIXY, see, you so rock!


74WIXYgrad said...


Just consider this a return of a favor, as I have met several good people from your blogs.