Quick update: Big thanks to Anthony Ha over at TechCrunch who wrote a terrific story on us hitting 10,000,000 updates.
What an incredible journey looking back. It was a little over one year, in December 2010, that Joel first launched Buffer from his bedroom in the UK. Since then things have changed upside down – lots of times.
Today is a huge moment, and we wanted to take a time-out from our busy days and say thanks. Thanks to you and everyone else being on board of this crazy Buffer journey so far.
As of today, you and all Buffer users together have just published 10,000,000 updates via Buffer. And our growth continues to move faster than ever before. We are now posting around 1 new update every second.
That’s well over 80,000 updates every day, or 2,400,000 updates every week.
I sometimes wonder how many books could be written by now with all those updates! Doing a little research all of you are writing 4 copies of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace every day, or well over 400 copies so far, with one book having well over 3,000 pages.
Where we stand to today could not have been possible without the kindness we see coming in every day from you and all the raving Buffer fans.
The number of supportive Tweets that reach us on the @bufferapp Twitter account day in day out. The amazing wall posts on our Buffer wall. Or the incredible number of friendly emails sent to us, it’s what makes it fun and well worth getting out of bed every day.
So, if anything, please keep doing that! Hit us up @bufferapp whenever you have a problem or even if you just want to chat on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Email us with whatever you have in mind to email@example.com and we will be right on it replying to you.
Or if you want to get in touch more directly with the Buffer team, just Tweet us. Joel is at @joelgascoigne, Tom is @tommoor and I’m @leowid.
Really, I would want to go through the whole of our userbase, each and every one and send you a personal thank you note, if only I could get days to have more than 24 hours!
Adding awesomeness to Buffer daily – Tom Ashworth is on board
As things are going well and we are scaling out our daily production, we have also added an awesome new person to our team.
Tom Ashworth has joined us last week. Tom is a full stack developer from the UK, studying at Cardiff University right now.
And Tom is just amazing, he hacks away on the latest Buffer features and at the same time also works on helping out users via support. He also writes a very cool blog I enjoy reading.
Say hello to Tom @phuunet on Twitter and sneak in some feature suggestions, he might just be the one building them for you!
Buffer’s Happiness Hero – Alyssa Aldersley
Someone you have probably already been in touch with lots on Twitter or via email is Alyssa Aldersley. She is our official Happiness Hero, delivering happiness all day long for you.
Alyssa is also very vocal on her personal Twitter account @alyssaaldersley, not just on the @bufferapp account.
It’s really amazing to have her on board, the way she is able to handle requests either via email or Twitter is beyond awesome. Try for yourself, shoot us a note via email and get a super nice response from Alyssa yourself! (In fact, I myself sometimes email our support, just to hear some nice words from Alyssa.)
We’re really lucky to have you all on board. The best thank you we can probably give you is to make sharing content on the web even easier, more awesome and efficient with Buffer. And that’s what we committed to do, keep an eye out!
Over to you now, since really, this post is all about you. Is there anything you would like to see in Buffer in the future? Or any other thoughts you just feel like sharing with us?