Happy 10th Birthday! 2003 – 2013

So today is the official 10th birthday of InternationalMetropolis.com.

The domain was registered on June 12, 2003.

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Old Logo c. 2003

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Here’s the first few posts made to the site…

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While the name was registered on June 12th, the first post above appeared on June 15, 2003.

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The first Windsor post appeared the next day on June 16, 2003.

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Here’s a view of the 2005 version of the website…

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And the way it looked in the summer of 2006.

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Some facts and figures:

The site changed to the wordpress backbone on October 12, 2005. Since then, there have been 1,626 Posts made and 16,416 comments left on posts.

Interestingly enough in 2013, year to date, this post has been the most popular, having been viewed 1,743 times since January 1, 2013.

http://internationalmetropolis.com/2012/06/04/hotel-dieu-expansion-1955/

Three years of slumpy, was the second most popular with 1,205 views.

http://internationalmetropolis.com/2005/12/19/photo-du-jour-december-19-2005-three-years-of-slumpy/

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Anyway, thank you all. Without you the reader, this site wouldn’t have made it all these years without all of you!

Hopefully we’ve got 10 more years to come. 🙂

14 Comments on Happy 10th Birthday! 2003 – 2013

  1. Happy Birthday and many more than only 10 years to come. Haven’t lived in Windsor since 1970 but each week you make me miss that wonderful city. It was a great place to be a kid!

  2. Great job Andrew and looking better as time goes on! The site is an excellent resource and provides a valuable service to the community. It is always fun to look through the archives to learn more on the history of the area.

  3. Lanny’s right. I moved out of the metro area in ’74 and part of the joy I get from IM is looking at things I remember. Congrats on 10 years.

  4. Congratulations, Andrew. On behalf of the thousands of folks who check out IM every M/W/F – THANK-YOU!!

  5. Yes congrats. You really ought to be very proud of what you have created. The quality of your work is excellent. You are making an impact on the way decision-makers/people view heritage building and architecture. And bring wonderment to your readers. Keep up the great work.

  6. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Especially hearty thanks to you for the Windsor coverage. Having moved away in 1966 and, for health reasons will never be back, I think I can say on behalf of all your readers who do not live in the Sun Parlour of Canada’s Rose City, THANK YOU!

  7. Andrew, Please allow me to also congratulate you on your wonderful site which is now 10 years young. I haven’t lived in Windsor since the early sixties. I moved to London England in 1965 but have visited Windsor many times since and I have noticed how the city has changed for the better since I lived there. However I still miss the place and I look forward to viewing your site every Friday when the memories come flooding back. May I urge you to keep up your very good work.

  8. Thank you for your good work of showcasing Windsor’s architectural heritage, Andrew. It’s always interesting to check on your latest posting.

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