ClarinetMike says, “Hey! Heartfelt thanks to each of you who have read the blog and interacted with me these past 10 years.”
HISTORY: Early in 2011, Mrs. ClarinetMike said to me, “Hey, you should start a clarinet blog.” And then on March 16, 2011, I posted the following:
“Hello World! My name is Michael Dean (aka ClarinetMike) and this is my new blog. I will be posting on all things clarinet (and saxophone, too). To stay updated you may want to subscribe to my blog by email or RSS – see the buttons to the right. Thanks! Mike”
STATS: The ClarinetMike Blog is one of the top clarinet blogs on the Internet. In 2017, Google Search started listing it as the #1 clarinet blog and it has stayed #1 since. Also, the ClarinetMike Blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the website, Top 25 Clarinet Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021 (updated March 13, 2021). Over 10 years, the ClarinetMike Blog has had 477 posts with 342,800 views in more than 150+ countries on 6 continents. In 2014, the blog even had a view at Vatican City!
PARTY: I’ve been unsure what to do to mark the occasion, so I decided to have an online party on Facebook, click here. (I’d much rather have a real party in my backyard with Texas BBQ! FYI, Nimbus my golden retriever loves you and wants to play with you! Maybe some day in the future.) Join the Facebook Party event and pop by tomorrow and say hey! I’ll try to put up some favorite pictures and such on there. Maybe I’ll post some cool dog pictures of Nimbus and Andy!