DEAR PRICE HIKERS & BAD DEALERS: Thanks for making our first year a most excellent year! As you know, we’re big fans of statistics, so we’ll admit we delayed this anniversary message by a few months until we hit a certain milestone.
Tumblr, unlike Twitter, doesn’t publicly display followers, and we fully support that policy, as it helps everyone focus on creating, reading, and sharing awesome content, instead of encouraging users to boast about analytics and follow the front-runners.
But that all said, we’re humbled to announce that within the last 36 hours, we crossed 10,000 followers for both The Bad Deal & The Price Hike, making us 20,000 strong (Of course, many of you follow BOTH of our blogs, so take that number with a grain of sea salt).
To some, our followership might seem tiny, but we’re pretty gosh darn happy that a growing community finds value in our sometimes silly, sometimes studied musings on food inflation, daily deals, digital cookbooks, and most importantly, consumer price transparency.
For all this, we’d like to send proper thank you’s to:
- Bloomberg News, for being awesome.
- The awesome Tumblr folks, for making the world’s best blogging platform. Seriously.
- The Eater People, for the awesome can of tomatoes they sent me last year, which BETTER BE from San Marzano.
- All our awesome readers. We’re humbled by your loyalty, and we pledge to do our best to fulfill our mission, which is to promote financial literacy through consumer price transparency. Or put more simply, we want to help you better spend your hard-earned money. Mostly at restaurants, but increasingly, elsewhere.
Ryan Sutton, The Editor.