I wanted to take a moment to thank our loyal readership/viewership. Five years ago today, The Stogie Review was born. Two geeks (Walt & I) who played Battlefield 1942 online together discovered we had a similar love for the leaf and on a whim decided to start The Stogie Review to share our thoughts with our friends. Five years, 897 reviews and 603 videos later, I’m happy to say that we have a lot more friends than we ever thought we would.
We’ve grown a lot over the past five years. I remember how excited Walt and I would get when 100 people visited the site back in those early days. The stat that impresses me the most is our 20,000 comments. Unique visitors and pageviews are nice but getting feedback, connecting and having a conversation with our following is truly what makes the site worth all the work. I quickly run out of fingers and toes when I start to count the friendships I’ve made through the years.
Whether this is your first visit to the site or you’ve been with us from the start or anytime in between, the site wouldn’t be what it is without your support. From all of us here at The Stogie Review I’d like to simply say, thank you.