2012 has been an amazing year for DJ. What started out as a work avoidance tactic has turned into one of my proudest achievements, and i'm of course very grateful to you, our readers, for helping us achieve so much. 2013 is going to be an equally exciting year. If you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards, as they say.
Some of the big achievements of 2012 are
- Surpassing 100,000 readers a month,
- Hosting the 3 Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner candidates who answered questions submitted by DJ readers, with an introduction by Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole, and
- Hosting 8 guest bloggers to celebrate DJ's first birthday.
So how could we possibly top 2012? I think i can.
DJ's second birthday is on 19th February 2013, and its only right we celebrate by overhauling the site. Having saved a few pennies, i think its about time that DJ started to look the part. So, on 19th Feb i will be launching Diet Justice, version 5! This time it will be done by a professional, rather than me, which i think will make for a much nicer environment :).
This is the blog post that keeps on giving, my second birthday surprise (fail) will be the formation of a small team of Staff Writers. DJ has become a great community, and i think its about time that some of the stars of the show take center stage. So you will still get my fun filled, dramatic, and intense blog posts, but you will also get to hear some other peoples ramblings.
DJ started off about me, but i think the site has outgrown me. I really want to build on our great community, and i think DJ v5, and the formation of a small team, will make 2013 another amazing year.
If you're interested in guest blogging, or being a Staff Writer, check out the staff zone, and drop me an email. If you want a more detailed look at DJ's history, check out this page.
Hope you all had a good xmas, and your new year is more fun than mine will be...i have to work!