The Collective [aka WB Forum] is responsible for this happy event! Thus this excerpt from my article in CSM:
Back in October of 2007 I was trying to decide whether to restore my reproduction E.M. White sailing canoe, or build a new one. I posted the thread “Time for a new sailing canoe...” in the Woodenboat Forum to pick the collective brains of my fellow WB “Forumites.” Well! After an untold number of responses, various and sundry insights and a lot of brotherly (and sisterly) suggestions, it occurred to me that there was a great potential for a magazine, a canoe sailing magazine. An online canoe sailing magazine.
During this year, Canoe Sailing Magazine has published about a hundred articles and has been read by more than 27,000 individuals on every continent, save Antarctica, for a total of more than 297,000 pages read and more than 41Gb of data transferred. As far as I can tell, it’s not too shabby for a pastime that’s so unknown to many people. So far.
With our success, we have established a presence sponsoring Facebook’s Canoe and Kayak Sailing group ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108730930044 ) with its ever-growing membership and the Canoe and kayak Sailing Blog (http://canoeandkayaksailing.blogspot.com/) that provides readers yet another avenue to read some past articles and comments and observations that are more at home there than in the magazine.
We have also begun writing on Twitter.com (http://twitter.com/CanoeSailing) (I guess that would be Twittering….) and we invite any of you fellow Twitterers to keep an eye on what we do and let us Twitter with you, too! Of course, if you are not yet a Twitterer, you can join easily enough and become part of this growing social network.
My thanks to all my fellow Forumites who inspired CSM! (I understand there's even a bunch of folks gathering in Washington today to celebrate, too! How cool!)