| | 01-21-17, 07:04 PM Thread Author #1
How should we celebrate CrackBerry's 10th anniversary next month?!!
Hello CrackBerry Faithful!!
Some of you who are newer to the community may not know me. I've been in "CrackBerry retirement" the past couple of years, handing over the editorial reigns to Bla1ze (though I've always been nearby and have been watching what you all are up to in here!). For those who have been around a long time, I'm sure you'll be familiar with the name.
As a way of re-introduction, my name is Kevin Michaluk, aka CrackBerry Kevin, and TEN years ago I founded CrackBerry.com along with a couple of close friends and colleagues (read the original Crack Team Story). While we started working on the site in 2006, it was February 26th, 2007 when we officially declared CrackBerry.com open for business!
TEN YEARS is a HUGE milestone and I want to make sure we celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this February in true CrackBerry fashion. To me, that means bringing back the same crazy energy we had in our early years, both here in the community and on our homepage editorial content.
Earlier this year in Las Vegas at CES I had a chance to play with the new BlackBerry 'Mercury', and I tell ya, picking it up it brought back the same warm and fuzzy feelings I used to get when I would pick up new BB's like the BlackBerry Curve or BlackBerry Bold for the first time.
Somehow I feel like it's a bit of fate that CrackBerry's 10th anniversary is lining up with the launch of the BlackBerry 'Mercury'. In the good 'ole days of CrackBerry, the best times on the site were always in the lead up to the launch of a new phone. And the Mercury very much feels like a throw back device, aimed at BlackBerry Fans Past and Present. I think it's a phone worth getting really excited for. I even think it's a phone that a lot of former BlackBerry fans may find there way to as well. There's a nostalgia factor to it that I just love.
Put it all together and I've been giving a lot of thought as to what we can do on CrackBerry next month to mark our 10th anniversary and make it an event we'll remember for ten more years to come. I have a BUNCH of ideas (CrackBerry reunion podcasts, lots of community giveaways, revealing some never before heard insane CrackBerry stories from the years gone bye, etc.), but I want to hear YOUR IDEAS. After all, CrackBerry would be nothing without its passionate community supporting it all these years. I want to make sure this is a celebration you will all enjoy. In my active years on CrackBerry, I always considered myself a representative for the community and took that role seriously, even as I got to do a lot of cool things that occasionally put myself personally in the limelight. There would never have been a CrackBerry Kevin without the CrackBerry Community (heck, it was a community member who nicknamed me!).
So let me know below what would make CrackBerry's 10 Anniversary memorable for you! February is approaching fast and I'd like us to have enough ideas in the hopper to make it a party around here ALL MONTH LONG.