6th Blogiversary: Thanks a million!

Its that day again. Its been 6 years since i started tallskinnykiwi. I have had about a million page views on this new typepad platform and in a 6 month period, visitors came from 152 countries – so thanks everyone for watching my life and being interested in my family and our journey.

This blog was almost called “19 Welsh Elvises”. Derek Chapman and I were in Prague and we met 19 Elvis impersonators who were all from Wales. We took photos and it was really surreal. And it was inspiration to blog the whacky side of my life and travels instead of just the serious and academic. BTW, last month i was flying to Germany from Glasgow Prestwick airport and look what i saw on the wall. Probably the same guys. Great to see them still around. And great to be blogging in the same place for 6 years.


Here’s me with the Welsh Elvises in 2001(left) and now in 2007. If you cant blog your weird human encounters on your blog, then why have a blog anyway.

Why did I choose the name Tall Skinny Kiwi????

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This blog was called Tall Skinny Kiwi because I wanted to move away from the tag that everyone knew me as – “CYBERREV”. I was CyberRev since 1995 when I chose the name for my email address with a brand new email service called hotmail. I was also Cyberrev on my first blog – Andrew’s Tea Salon. I wanted to move away from being a virtual missionary to someone who was more flesh and blood. And since i was already tall (2 meters) and skinny (although i have always hated being this skinny) and already a Kiwi because I was born in New Zealand, I went with tall skinny kiwi.

Heres some recent blogiversaries

June 3, 2004 – some thoughts on the blogsophere

June 3, 2005 – remembering the birth of TallSkinnyKiwi blog

June 3, 2006 – 5 year blogiversary and some games

My earlier links don’t work and i need to see what blogger has done with them


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Happy 6th Blogiversary and thanks a million for your honesty and openness over the years.
    Thanks for all the humour and the copious amounts of food for thought.

  • Andrew, congratulations on six years of blogging. I like Tall Skinny Kiwi better than Cyberrev, fwiw. The rev part would probably have put me off reading your blog. I like people who are human first.

  • Congrats Andy Baby on your 6th anniversary!!!!! You’ve educated me on crueltry free meat, postmodern issues, and baby Jesus in a diaper – I’ll always be grateful to you. Rock on man – please convert my Welsch ancestors!

  • Congratulations! Thanks for all you’ve written in the past, and here’s to all you will share about in the future!

  • yo! andrew! time to exclaim if you get my points!!!!
    congrats on your 6th blogiversary. you’ve led the way in so many ways for people to follow The Way. well done. perhaps emerging would be far more submerged if you had not served as a way to converge those who diverge. good urge.
    of course, does the fact that this is the 6th that mean the 7th year is a sabbath, to prepare for whatever is next? perhaps big shifts are ahead in June ’08.
    yo! yo! gotta go!

  • Really enjoyed following your blog over the past year or so. Any chance you will ever make it down our way to Ecuador? We miss our kiwi team members that just returned to NZ to head up their missions office. Keep up the blogging. I personally enjoy the most the articles you sometimes put together and would like to read more along these lines.

  • Andrew – thanks for still hanging around the One Year Bible blog and posting up a comment!
    Congrats on 6 years of blogging! I cross the 3 year mark this October, which is exciting. God-willing I’ll make 6 years, and then beyond.
    God bless!

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