Well, June 27th has come and passed, and vDestination is officially 1 year old. I’m pretty excited with how the past year has gone for me in the blogging arena, I couldn’t imagine this blog turning out as well as it did, I’m shocked. What I’ve come to learn is how far-reaching VMware and virtualization as a whole really are. First off, I didn’t think I would have so many international readers, that is incredible to me, thanks for reading. If you take a look at my ClusterMap, you can see just how many different countries have visited in the past year, some countries I didn’t even know existed.

Growing up, my dad did something that I always thought was so weird, but its a tradition that gives me fond memories every time I think back on it. Every time is was my birthday, he would get me gifts, but then always gave my sister a gift, just so she didn’t feel left out. When it was her birthday, he got me a gift as well. It always made things so much more fun, because we were both anticipating each other’s birthdays. This tradition has also helped me as I’ve grown up to not be so selfish. In honor of my dad’s tradition with us growing up, I’m giving away a gift to my readers as well. My gift is just the support and readership that you all give me on a daily basis, that is the greatest gift this blog could ever receive.

Happy Birthday To You!
I got in touch with my good friends as Train Signal, and David Davis, and they’ve given me a gift to give away to my readers. For the next week, I will be taking entries from all of my readers in the form of leaving a comment on my blog, for a chance to win the vSphere Pro Training series from Train Signal as well as David Davis’s vSphere Troubleshooting videos, and both are incredible!! As an added bonus, I will be giving away the book of your choice from my “vDestination Top 5 VMware Book List” post, or any other book listed in my “Do You Own These VMware Books? You Should.” post. The cherry on top, a vDestination t-shirt. I’ll be rolling out a new VMworld 2011 edition t-shirt and you’ll have the first one.

The rules are simple, become a twitter follower of @vDestination and leave a comment on this blog post, that will serve as your contest entry. You must leave your first and last name as well as your email address, so I can contact you should you win. That’s it! The contest is open right now and will end Thursday July 14th at 8pm EST. The contest is open to anyone in the world, leave your comment now. I look forward to giving away this awesome prize package to you as your birthday gift from vDestination. Thanks for making this past year a great year, keep reading, it will only get better!

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of vDestination.com. He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

16 thoughts on “Happy 1st Birthday vDestination!

  1. Free goodies 🙂

    I’ve watched all previous David Davis training videos and can thoroughly recommend them. I just need this one in my arsenal now.

    Congrats on the 1st year.

    Michael

  2. Happy Birthday vDestination. Keep up the great work Greg

    – Mike Celentano
    trikkyskeemz at gmail dot com
    @vmmikec

  3. My congratulations, too!
    You have always been a reliable and good source of information to me, thanks.

    For futher information and in preparation for some VMware certs I’d love to win at your competition and would like to participate with this entry.

    Keep on rocking! 🙂

    Sincerely
    Marco

  4. Happy B-day vDestination! Man, it’d be sweet to win some training. I feel I’m behind the curve when it comes to virtualization.

    Tyler Coan (@tylercoan)
    tylercoan [at] gmail {period} com

  5. I have to agree. I’ve seen several of David Davis’ videos and all of them are well done and very informative. Train Signal does a spot-on job of delievering what you need to know to get the job done! The “ulitmate” package would be an excellent addition to my training library!

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