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Thank You

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This Thanksgiving, we hit a milestone at Groove. And we’re grateful to you for helping us make it happen.

Today’s post is number 200.

Between this and our support blog, this is the 200th blog post we’ve published on Groove’s site.

The number doesn’t mean a whole lot on its own, but it seems fitting to hit a round milestone on a day like today.

Thanksgiving is, to many, a reminder to be grateful.

To reflect on what you have, and how lucky you are.

In the grander scheme, the news around the world makes it crystal clear that the simple fact that you’re able to read this blog post today means that your circumstances are something to be incredibly grateful for.

I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my team and the wonderful work I get to do every day, among many other things.

And as I think about the number 200 and what it means—that 200 times now, we’ve put our hard work out into the world and enough people have deemed it valuable enough to read and share that these blogs drive the bulk of our business’ growth—I’m so, so grateful to you for being a part of our journey.

I look at blogs around the web, and I’m grateful for the strength and liveliness of our community here.

The discussions we typically have in the comments go so far beyond the superficial link-spamming that many blogs suffer from, in wisdom, complexity and passion, and our whole team learns a tremendous amount from the community here.

I’ve written before about how gratitude makes me a better founder, and Len explored some research that actually backs that up in his Thanksgiving Customer Gratitude Challenge this week.

In a perfect world, gratitude would be a year-round pursuit.

But we don’t live in a perfect world, and many of us—myself included—often need a little reminder.

Thanksgiving serves that purpose well.

So today, instead of talking about growth, marketing, churn, entrepreneurship or any of the other topics we usually explore…

I’m just saying thanks to all of you who read, share, comment, teach us and learn with us along the way.

I really appreciate it.

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About the Author

Alex Turnbull is the CEO & Founder of Groove (simple helpdesk software for small businesses) who loves to build startups and surf.