Holiday Thank You Links For Our Valued Readers!

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Season’s Greetings from inside the SEOigloo!

It’s a funny feeling when you spend the evening writing a blog post, and just before you hit that publish button, you wonder if what you’ve written will be of help to anyone…if anyone will find your post useful enough to take the time to leave a comment. In my mind, comments represent both a recognition of effort and a thank you. The SEOigloo’s readership has been small and select in 2007, and that makes Liam and I all the more grateful for each and every one of you who has taken the time during the year to say hello to us and share your questions and wisdom via comments. We’d like to thank each of you back for taking the time to recognize our efforts!

Lori, you are are most faithful commenter here, and I’ve been so delighted getting to work on projects with you in 2007. It’s an honor to know the woman who’s running the best Montessori site on the web! And, I’m very proud to count you as a new friend this year, with whom I’ve got so much in common.

David, Liam and I are so happy that we seem to have hit it off with you from day one. We feel really lucky to have gotten to know you, and you get our vote for best new SEO blogger of 2007! Thanks for being such a good friend to us, David.

Bill, whenever I get into a conversation with industry folks and we start talking about intricacies of the algo, your name always comes up, and the first thing everyone says about you is, “Bill’s the nicest man in SEO. I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve heard people say that, and every time, I absolutely agree! Thank you so much for your generosity in this industry. You have taught us so much this past year.

Matt, you know we voted for SBS a few days ago as our absolute favorite SEO blog. I remember so clearly how excited I got the first time I visited your blog and saw that you write for the Small Business SEO. Come to think of it, I’m still just as excited about that a year later! Your skills coupled with the wonderfully friendly and cheerful way you’ve so generously chatted with us this year has made 2007 great for us. Thank you, Matt, for your camaraderie and all the nifty things we’ve learned from you!

Christina, to say that you’re running the best EL Civics site on the web falls short of describing our admiration for your skills as a small business owner. You know what makes me smile? When I make my daily blog rounds, I notice that you’ve already been to half the places I’m visiting and I just light up to see you doing exactly what a small business owner should be to learn everything they possibly can about SEO/SEM. Way to go! It’s been a great pleasure to get to work with you and know you this year.

Mike, your top Local SEO blog rules the roost as far as we’re concerned, and it has become one of my favorite stops during the past year. I am learning so much from you and have really appreciated the chance of chatting with you. I’m so hoping we can get to work together in 2008. It’s a real treat to fraternize with folks who get it that Local search is just the coolest thing going.

Joe, I’ve appreciated the couple of times you’ve come by and commented here. I really respect the fact that you devoted yourself to becoming an accessibility expert and I’ve learned an awful lot from your 2000 posts at Cre8asite. I hope I can get to know you better in 2008, Joe, and I loved the opportunity of writing for your green site this past year!

Yuri, you’ve got such sharp eyes and a mind that sees things so many people overlook. I always count on getting a new idea when I read your posts over at Cre8asite, and I have nothing but respect for someone who is doing all they can to offer great small business owner education and improve the web. Thanks for being a commenter here.

Will, I think you are our newest reader, and I’m totally thrilled to have discovered what looks to be an awesome local search blog. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your blog better in 2008 and hope you will keep stopping in here to share what you know with us.

Sophie, one of the nicest things about the web is that it has let me meet great industry folks from all over the world. I’d not hesitate to recommend your firm as the most trustworthy web design company in Australia I know of. Thank you for taking the time to comment here!

Other commenters and friends I’d like to thank, but for whom I have no URLs (hey, guys, where are your URLs???) are Iamlost, g1smd, and Elizabeth and everyone else who has stopped by the SEOigloo this past year. I hope I’ll have the pleasure of seeing you here in the coming year.

To each of you, we send our heartfelt wishes for a wonderful, restful holiday season and a prosperous and fulfilling new year. We feel blessed to know you.

Miriam & Liam Ellis
Solas Web Design

12 Responses to “Holiday Thank You Links For Our Valued Readers!”

  1. on 22 Dec 2007 at 8:33 pm Elizabeth Able

    Here I am! Here I am!

    What fine synchronicity that my TV was broadcasting the Wizard of Oz’s Glenda the good witch of the North, singing “come out, come out, wherever you are,” as I read your post.

    Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday.

  2. on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:09 pm Bill

    Miriam and Liam,

    Thank you for the SEO Igloo. I really enjoy the very positive vibration that comes from your blog, and the helpful information that you share in your posts.

    I hope that your holidays are joyful, and that the new year is a very good one.


    ps. A URL for you – Ablereach

  3. on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:54 pm Will Scott


    I’m so glad David introduced us.

    David’s recommendation is more than validated by the giving nature of your blog.

    Very best wishes in the coming year!

  4. on 23 Dec 2007 at 6:30 am Mike Blumenthal


    For me the whole process of blogging allowing me to do what I enjoy and that resulting in meeting and interacting with incredible peole has been a joy….and you (as bill points out) help that joy be.

    Mike B

  5. on 23 Dec 2007 at 8:16 am David Mihm

    Miriam, what a pleasure it has been to meet you and Liam, at least electronically, this year. I’m so glad that you commented on the same SEL post I happened to be reading back in June, whatever it was, & that I took the time to follow up with you!

    That has happened too many times, I’m sure, where I HAVEN’T made the effort to follow up with other folks & I’m sure it is MY loss not theirs.

    Perhaps that should be one of many New Year’s Resolutions for me, no matter how crunched my schedule is in 2008 :D

    You have quite a nice set of loyal readers here & I am proud to be a part of it!


  6. on 23 Dec 2007 at 11:18 am iamlost


    I am most pleased to have found you in your California Igloo.

    My Christmas Rosary I say
    For you upon this blessed day;
    Each prayer a precious Christmas Rose
    To please the Baby Child, who knows
    How many joys I wish for you;
    May every one of them come true!

    My best wishes to you and to Liam.

  7. on 23 Dec 2007 at 3:22 pm admin

    Elizabeth – Oh my gosh, that’s too funny! Come out, come out, wherever you are. Did you fall from a star, dear Elizabeth? I think so!

    Bill – Thank you for that link. I must go add Elizabeth to my feedreader posthaste! Thank you for the kind wishes, Bill!

    Will – Thank you, too! I’m really excited about your blog.

    David – That’s right! That’s how that happened. I’m so glad about that, too. Good luck with all your big new moves in the coming year.

    Mike – I feel just like you do about that. Thanks for the kind comment.

    Iamlost – That’s a lovely poem. And you are always most welcome in the California igloo :)

  8. on 23 Dec 2007 at 6:09 pm Matt

    Miriam – thanks so much for such kind words. It’s been a real pleasure chatting with you via email and blog comments this year, and I hope to be able to meet you and Liam in the new year.

    Have a great Christmas. :-)

  9. on 23 Dec 2007 at 6:39 pm admin

    Thanks, Matt! Merry Christmas to you and Cari, too.

  10. on 24 Dec 2007 at 7:31 am Lori

    Oh, Miriam, what lovely comments! What a pleasure it’s been to get to know you, and to benefit from your love of language and giftedness with the written word.

    Many happy blessings to you and Liam during this holiday season, and I look forward to working with you this next year!

  11. on 24 Dec 2007 at 12:58 pm admin

    Thank you, Lori. It’s been such a pleasure. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. on 29 Dec 2007 at 10:47 pm Christina Niven


    Thanks for the wonderful comments. I’ve learned a lot from your blog and from your comments on other blogger’s spaces. You stand for all that is right in the online community.

    I hope 2008 brings you, your husband, and your extended family good health, inner and outer peace, and lots of prosperity.

    Many blessings.

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