Monday, September 15, 2014

This Is 40

Well, not to make to much of a big deal about it, but today I turn 40.  I can't say that I am entirely stoked about it but I won't drone on though I am left wondering where my 30's went.  Time does seem to be moving along at a faster pace than I'd like.  Maybe things will ease down a bit for the next ten years, though I know that is very unlikely. 


I do have to say that I've got it pretty good.  Happily married for almost fifteen years, two bright and beautiful children, a job in public safety that I enjoy (even if it can be a bit dangerous at times), a supportive family, and a long list of friends.  I'm damn lucky.   

September also marks the sixth year that I have been writing T.F.M. and I continue to be astounded at the response that anglers and the fly fishing industry have given to fiberglass fly rods.  T.F.M. is my creative release and I have a really good time putting content together for it each and every day.

To date there are over 2,800 published posts up on T.F.M. and there have been over 1,200,000 visitors with page views are well over 2,000,000.  These are kind of crazy numbers to get my head around and I want to thank everyone that checks in daily.  A huge thank you also to the industry friends who make contests, giveaways, and a lot more possible around here.  It is greatly appreciated.

Here's to another 40 and hopefully a few more years of T.F.M. too.  Cheers...

12 comments:

Ken Thomas said...

Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy your site. Thank you, Ken

JJP said...

Congratulations many times over. Cameron, you are one of the really good people out there in the blogosphere!
You do lots of good things and I'm glad that I've met you.
Enjoy these years with your littlers, cause they grow up to fast. You will be suprised!
Imagine "This Is 65"!

joshua citrak said...

Happy birthday my man. You're doing great work here. If it wasn't for TFM I wouldnt have a 7'6" Graywolf Ijuin in my closet. I owe you a beer at least. Peace.

Arnaud said...

Happy birthday Cameron! Keep on feeding us with good blog posts!

joefriday said...

Happy birthday, Cameron. I can't give you credit for my first glass rod, but you probably have a lot to do with the last 4 of them. On the other hand, you've put my coveted Winston WT in the backup rod rack. So you have a little 'blood' on your hands! lol

Keep up the good work and you'll be rewarded in fly fishing heaven.

Honore said...

40 a'int nuthin! Caught my first permit on my 40th (dumb luck) and that was 18 years ago. It was the start of a whole new wonderful thing for me that I had missed out on in my first 40 years.

Happy Birthday. Go celebrate it for all you have ahead of you. Keep up the great work with TFM.

peter b said...

Happy birthday cam,from the other side of the world In Western Australia, Glass is not dead.

Randall said...

Happy Birthday Cameron!!

I really enjoy the blog...good stuff.

Cheers,
Randy

Richard Strolis said...

Happy Birthday Buddy! I join you in December, I feel your pain. Fish on

Fabian said...

Happy birthday! Keep going!

James Sietsema said...

Happy birthday, great site and influence on glass.

Orv Curry said...

Welcome to 40!