Five Years of Universe Today

In case you weren’t counting, today marks the fifth anniversary of Universe Today. That’s right, I started this space web rag on March 22, 1999 as a hobby; an excuse for me to learn more about web publishing and online marketing. Little did I realize I’d still be working on it five years later. 🙂 I never dreamed I’d have more than a few hundred subscribers, but there are now 21,000 of you signed up to get the email edition.

Since I began Universe Today, I’ve moved servers seven times, had two children, lost two hard drives, published 805 newsletters, worked at three different jobs, and served up about 200 million “hits”. There have been a few dry spells, too, when I didn’t have the time or enthusiasm to work on the website – the last year’s been a blast though. If you want to take a look back at the history of the website, here’s a handy link through the Wayback Machine. I know, I know, it started out pretty ugly.

So, I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for your enthusiastic support, engaging conversation in the forum, and gentle feedback at my tpyos. I’d also like to thank my sponsors (especially Countdown Creations, who’s been a big contributor right from the beginning).

Here’s to many, many more years.

Fraser Cain
Universe Today