VSB Turns 100

Today Panama posted the 100th post on VerySmartBrothas.com. It was a momentous occasion for us all, so we ended up posting the VSB 100th Post Commentator Awards, which was pretty freaking hilarious if you ask me. We unveiled our VSB clothing line. Ok, so it’s not exactly a clothing line, it’s an online t-shirt shop that let us scribble some text on some shirts. We will have a real deal t-shirt design shop at some point soon…when we have money and I have the time lol.

There’s quite a bit of mystique behind running this site, if you ask me. Some days P or The Champ will post something they thought they completely mailed in, and it will end up breaking our comment record, or it will be our highest pageview/visitor day. People email us all the time, asking our secrets on blogging. I’m not sure there is a secret, unless you count the secret sauce those two posess. We post once a day, 5 days a week, at midnight. We have a format schedule for the week, and some other things we monitor. But the rest is just personality.

Anyway, as much as I wish I could keep up with the hundreds of comments the site gets everyday, I can’t. I try to read them at night, or read them via email notifications. The VSB readers are a passionate bunch. I had the pleasure of meeting up with a passionate VSB Reader for the first time when I was at my sorority national covention, and it was pretty wild for me to see her tell all her friends about our site and how much she loves it. Reading the (almost 700) comments today was awesome, as we asked some of our lurkers to come out of the woodwork and tell us about themselves. Hearing how we help people get through their day at work just makes me want to work harder at improving the site for everyone. No we aren’t saving lives, or planting trees, but it still feels good to put a smile on somebody’s face.  

I thank P and The Champ for making this site so awesome to be apart of. I definitely love having the dataset of readers/users to please and authors/co-owners to serve. It’s kind of like a big internet science experiment for me. Personally I think I’ve been mailing it on the tech side thus far, and I’ve been barely getting by lol. Soon I will have more time to do the things I know the site needs. It really can be a fulltime job after a certain point, and the site’s growth is pretty steady.

Okay, enough gushing. Thanks to everybody who listens to me ramble on about my beloved friends and our crazy website.