Welcome to all, as we celebrate the One Year Anniversary of tnocs.com!
A crowdsourced website for folks to contribute awesome writing about music, comedy, art, travel, and anything else that’s a “fun slice-of-life” in your world.
One year! How did that happen so fast?
I’ll try not to get too carried away. But I’m pretty stoked to think that we actually made it this far.
It’s been great first twelve months! From a random, silly idea…
.. to a place with great “regulars,” a lively and troll-free comment section, classic running gags within a true “canon”- and interesting articles that entertain and inform.
It all has been a wonderful ride, and I hope: worthy of your valuable time.
Although: I have heard the whispers. Some (cough) people (cough) around the water cooler have opined that this job is “aging” me.
I mean, it’s not like I took an official oath to serve, or anything.
But, I suppose it’s possible.
You have to wonder if it’s just an urban myth that people look older in the years after “assuming office.”
Hmm. It’s hard to tell.
Hey, Goodboy, that could be fun. Let’s see!
Wow. I sure had the hair thing goin’. I suppose that nowadays, I might look a little longer in the tooth. OK! Cool snap. Let’s move on to –
OK. Very funny. That’s clearly an imposter. Will whoever did that please find a real photo of yours truly? Maybe something that won’t scare everyone?
Graphical frivolity aside:
Sincere thanks to everybody who has been participating: everyone from casual reader to lurker, to commenters, to authors. I’ve met so many great friends here, both new and old.
So many of you had very nice things to say this week in your emails. Your kind words lifted me up – thank you.
And while it’s technically the site’s birthday: I want you to have a present:
If you are one of the first 15 of our supremely fantastic Contributing Authors with at least one article published this past year, I’d like to mug you.
Whoa – wait – that came out all wrong – what I meant was –
(You promised not to bring that up, Gary.)
Anyway, authors: just email me your address, and a spiffy new, full color and dishwasher safe tnocs.com coffee/tea/kombucha/whatever mug is all yours.
No strings attached. No cost. Just a tiny thanks for the wonderful content that you generously allowed us to publish over the past year.
BYOB, and enjoy. (The usual reminder: your privacy is assured. Your mailing address is for my eyes only, and after the shipping label is printed, your information will be dispatched to the virtual shredder.)
A special shout-out to Bill Bois for assisting with procurement logistics!
And a sincere thanks for our exclusive partnership with the US Postal Service™, and their gracious offer to absorb all shipping costs!
Must have missed something in the fine print. My bad. No worries- we’ll get it done.
And if you’re a lurker or commenter, or missed the Contributing Author First-15 and would like to purchase one of these collector’s items outright, they are available for $18 each.
And that includes the shipping.
*(Fake plant and questionable spokesmodel in the background not included.)
Again, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it so.
So after a whole year: what’s next?
Really, this place is so organic, it’s amazing. The music articles are a staple, and we could use more of them. But that’s really up to all of you. I just hang the drapes.
I love how we get silly, and then we’ll speak seriously about how we cope with the wild world. As corny as it sounds, we have each other. And you have confirmed this over the past 365 with your great and loyal companionship.
So thank you all for joining me. If you told me 12 months ago that a semi-joke comment at Stereogum would have led to this, I would’ve thought that one of us was crazy. Probably both of us.
To say it loud and proud: we’ve got a fun website, and a great community going on. And if you are new around that’s parts, be assured: you are welcome here. We want you to join us.
Thanks for reading, participating, and being a part of tnocs.com.
Happy Birthday, to…
Good on you all.