Happy Birthday to iPad Insight

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iPad Insight First Post

Three years ago yesterday I made my first post on this site – that one shown above. Back then the site was called Just Another iPad Blog, as some of you may remember. I like the current name much better and it won’t be changing.

Although I know these 3 years have flown by it still feels like a long time ago that I was writing that first welcome post. I think ‘technology years’ are a bit like dog years – things change so quickly that a single year can feel like a much longer time.

As the 3rd anniversary of this site approached I’ve been reflecting a little on how truly game-changing the iPad has been, and how far this site has come over this time. So I thought I’d share a few site numbers and milestones and most popular articles of all time to help mark the occasion. Here goes:

— We’ve published over 3,600 posts – right around 100 a month,

— Over 11,000 comments have been made here. And, far more importantly, the vast majority of them have been constructive, intelligent, and civil. We’ve had good discussions here.

— Last month was the first time we had over 1 million page views. This month it’s over that mark again and by a bigger margin.

Here are a few of the most popular articles posted:

iPad Basics: How To Save Images in the iPad Safari and Mail Apps

Our Best Free iPad Apps selections

Yes You Can Print from the iPad

Our listing of the Best iPad Apps of the year

How to Setup WiFi Sync for the iPad in iOS 5

iPad Tips: How To Get Videos from iPhone to iPad Without iTunes sync

Best Fixes for Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Errors

It has been and continues to be a blast running this site. I can honestly say I love getting up and ‘going to work’ every day. I also really enjoy being able to tell my 9 year old daughter that I love my work – and it’s great to see how much she now knows about the iPad and iOS. She’ll be editing my posts soon I’m sure.

Needless to say, I am hugely grateful to all of you who visit the site and / or follow it via your RSS feeds or social networks. I’ve learned lots from your comments and questions and suggestions, and always appreciate them – even if they’re critical or pointing out mistakes. Thank you all so much for helping to make this site grow and be so much fun to run.

I have one more 100% off-topic thing to mention here. Today is also very special to me because it’s my dad’s birthday. He passed away quite a few years ago, I still miss him immensely, and I like to think he wouldn’t be terribly opposed to the way I’m trying to make a living.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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