On January 11, 2011 -- 1/11/11 -- ThePostGame was born with a flip of the server switch and a nice story from Richard Sandomir in the New York Times.
Since that laborious day, we've gone through the sleepless nights, the teething and the potty training. We learned to walk and won't slow down. Now that we've reached our Fabulous Fives, the parenting books say we are becoming more independent and more self-confident.
According to my Internet pediatrician, Dr. WebMD, "Most children this age begin to develop greater independence, self-control, and creativity. They are content to play with their toys for longer periods of time, are eager to try new things, and when they get frustrated, are better able to express their emotions."
That sounds about right.
So what's in our playpen for 2016? Lots of fun new toys. We'll have more writers. More stories. More videos. More advertising campaigns. More original web series. More partners. And a redesigned website. The only thing missing is the Lego set.
It takes a village to raise a child, and we are also blessed to have the best partners in the business. In particular, I want to thank the team at Yahoo. They believed in our vision when it was a glint in our eye and have helped raise and nurse this baby from conception. From Sales to Editorial to BD to Project Management, Yahoo has been wholly supportive. And we can't thank them enough.
It has been an incredible five years. I've been blessed to work with the best family in the business. Our family has doubled during the past two years, and we expect it to double again in the next two years. This is the kind of family you want to spend your holidays with.
As we continue to grow, we hope to bring you lots of joy and entertainment. And while we may be the parent that over-shares pictures of our beautiful child on social media, we hope you'll throw us a Like now and again. So here's to the next five!
Founder, CEO and proud papa