When I started The Disney Blog back in 2004, there was no Instagram, no Twitter, No YouTube and Facebook as still just for college students. Blogs were getting into the mainstream and people typically used RSS Readers or blogrolls to find new blogs and read… Read More »Building Community on The Disney Blog
The holidays are almost here and that means time for family and friends to go out and celebrate that great American tradition… a trip to Walt Disney World. Nothing makes Walt Disney World sparkle with pixie dust quite like the holiday season. That’s why, every… Read More »Let’s get together – The Disney Blog meetup December 1 – 2
We’re all aware of the incredible ability of social media to keep us connected with our friends and family, but increasingly it is also becoming the primary method for keeping in touch with news from the community and your personal interests. That’s why we spend… Read More »Reasons to Like Us
A huge thank you to John Panda, host of “The Big Fat Panda” show on YouTube. He first invited me on the show almost a year ago, but we were unable to get our schedules to align until now. I’m very happy we worked it… Read More »That time I was a guest on The Big Fat Panda show
The Disney Blog family is close to reaching some incredible landmarks this week. We are so close, we need your help to cross these milestones. We’re 80 away from reaching 10,000 fans on Facebook Fewer than 200 away from 2,000 followers on Instagram Less than… Read More »The Disney Blog closes in on fan community landmarks
The Disney Blog came to life in June of 2004. I had been blogging off and on about personal things, the real estate market (while we attempted to sell our home), and career prospects since 1998. I had also been writing for the Disneyland travel planning website LaughingPlace.com since August of 1999. But when I looked around in 2004, there weren’t any blogs that focused on the entire Disney company, just a few talking about Walt Disney World and showing off photos of the parks and resorts. You’re supposed to write about your passion, and there are few things I’m more passionate about than the legacy of Walt Disney and all the magic he brought to the world.
Sadly, some of the original posts I wrote during that time were lost when moving from Typepad to self hosted WordPress. But thanks to Archive.org, we have a good luck at how simple the blog was at its beginning.
We’ve tried to keep as much of that simple look and feel as possible through the years. But it does look like technology has finally caught up with us. We’ll be exploring options for moving to a responsible design or a mobile template in the near future.
But enough about the blog, this is really about you. The readers. I would probably still be writing about Disney in one form or another, but I definitely wouldn’t be working this hard on The Disney Blog if it wasn’t for you. Thank you for all the emails, comments, social media likes and shares, and for telling your friends about the blog.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Disney Blog, we’re throwing a “Year of Giving.” Each week we’ll be giving away prizes. Some large, some small. But all with the goal of saying thank you for being part of The Disney Blog community! Read More »The Disney Blog 10th Anniversary kicks off a year of giving
This blog was founded before the days of YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. In fact, the first “social media” account it had was on MySpace. We may have been late comers to some channels, but have grown to love the communities of fans that have grown… Read More »Join The Disney Blog Community