Today Daniel J. Mount of southerngospelblog.com turns 25. I am grateful to him for giving me my start in the blogosphere as New SoGo Fan. He made me an official contributor for several months, and the response to what I wrote was overwhelming. I found out then and later that my reviews (which you can read all in one place here) had directly caused people to invest in southern gospel music, people who may not otherwise have made those particular investments. I was encouraged to start southerngospelyankee through Daniel’s repeated promises that he would do all that was in his power to assist and promote me if I launched out on my own.
All of which is to say that Daniel has played an important part in this blog’s existence, and for that I thank him today. You may leave your good wishes for him here or on his blog.