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One Year of LovelyCompanies.com!

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Updates

I can hardly believe it: it’s been a year to the day since I decided, on the spur of the moment, to start writing about lovely companies! Please join me in wishing happy birthday to LovelyCompanies.com!

I was inspired to start writing in the first place by smaller companies such as MOO and innocent drinks and larger companies such as Google and Facebook. The first proper post (after the introduction) was about the efforts of Google.org.

In May 2008, the Thinking Digital conference inspired me to write about the amazing example being set by Zappos (thanks Tara) and Kiva and now, wherever I look, I spot companies doing delightful things!

No summary of the last year would be complete without mentioning the state of the global economy. But we have taken a positive attitude by highlighting solutions and I believe that the current state of affairs offers great opportunities to entrepreneurs and to lovely companies.

This blog has been a spare-time project for me. In some months I have posted almost every day, in others, not at all. The quality of posts has varied and at times I may have stooped to the depths of rumour mongering however the site has still been visited by more than 1,500 people with the average time spent on the site an impressive two and half minutes! For you stats fans, the most popular post of the year was the poll that we ran asking who your favourite lovely company was – innocent drinks won!

The community has been really great too. All the emails and comments that I’ve received have been very encouraging! Please do keep commenting and don’t hesitate to write in with your experiences and tips.

Here’s to the second year of LovelyCompanies.com – I’m looking forward to it already!

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