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Happy Birthday to The Freeware Mission!

by James 4 March 2009 7 Comments

Hello folks! Today is this blog’s first anniversary, a year has gone by since I started it…

It was on the 4th of march 2008 that I finally decided to build my own blog about freeware and open source programs. I loved to search for good freeware programs but I didn’t know much about blogging, HTML, CSS and all that stuff. And as I didn’t want to spend any money to build the blog I chose to host it with Blogger. The address was okfreeware.blogspot.com back then, it seems like ages ago…

I really didn’t know what to hope for, and I started to write some (clumsy) reviews. They got better with time, and it seems like the readership grew right as my reviews got better. When I earned the first few bucks out of the blog I bought the freewaremission.com domain and after another few months I was able to move the blog completely to paid hosting. I was very happy that I didn’t have to depend on Blogger anymore and that was possible only thanks to you, the readers who visited the blog and made me able to afford paying for the hosting. 

194 posts, 10 pages, 706 comments and a staggering 13,204 spam comments, that’s what went into this blog until now. This would be the 195th post and that’s quite a lot considering that I had quite busy periods of time during this year. I’m going through a rough time right now too, but somehow writing here, reviewing freeware and open source programs for you got me hooked… I learned some HTML, php, CSS, and I might learn a little bit more and write more and more reviews here because it seems that now I’m addicted to it 🙂

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting the blog, for your precious comments and suggestions and I hope to see you all healthy and jolly all through this year, right until the next anniversary. Thanks a lot!



  • janissary said:

    Hi from Turkey. Your site is great. Happy birthday 🙂

  • SW said:

    Very useful site! Helped me a lot! Hope this site will stay here for years to come!

  • Johnny Karp said:

    Thanks a lot to all of you and again to all of those who sent me beautiful emails these days! A big hug from me and huge thanks again 🙂

  • Ian from Canada said:

    Many thanks for all your work. I’m reading your site again and again and still finding something new.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    Thanks a lot for your comment, I’ll do my best to give you more interesting stuff to read.

  • Joe said:

    All of the apps you post are great!

  • Johnny Karp said:


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