State of the blog address: dotTech turns 1

On this day last year dotTech was started. Well, technically speaking it was PoliticallyMotivated at that time but who is keeping tabs, right? Over the past year, from the first post to this most recent one,  dotTech has blossomed from an unknown entity to one of the most respected, referenced, and authoritative technology blogs on the Internet.

The dotTech community has grown from Ashraf talking to himself to a dedicated readership of over 2,000 subscribed readers who visit on a daily basis. Even better, this community is not a segregated group from one part of the world. From the Old World to the New World, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists, Deists,  Buddhists, Hindus, black, white, brown, yellow, pink, red, male, female, young, old, and everything in between alike are on dotTech; indeed dotTechies are a diverse bunch who come from all nooks and corners of the world. Yet, still there is strong adhesive keeping us altogether regardless of our vast personal differences; and to that I salute – well done friends.

Whether you have contributed to dotTech’s professional growth by publishing unique and informative articles, providing your technical advice and topic suggestions freely, pulling out your checkbooks, providing artistic expertise, or just simply being here on a regular basis, I thank all you: thank you.

As the new dotTech year starts, let dotTech grow, prosper, and continue to champion technological advice without ever losing sight of its core, ethical values.

P.S. The new dotTech look was purposely put up to celebrate today (thank you Devraj for the really nice logo and favicon). I know many of you have posted your comments, suggestions, and criticisms about the new look in the comments of other articles already. However to make it more organized, so I can respond  and evaluate comments without missing some, please post all comments, suggestions, and criticisms here.

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