Celebrating Technical.ly’s 15th Anniversary with a New Way to Help Our Work

The first sales call I ever made for Technical.ly was to sell advertising to a bar.

I thought a presence on the news site I launched with friends would be a great idea, since the tech workers and entrepreneurs I knew bought a lot of beer. The manager was confused. So was I. I didn’t close the deal.

This year marks a milestone for that first sales call: Technical.ly celebrates 15 years of reporting on technologists and entrepreneurs, and we’re launching a new way to fund our journalism. On Feb. 9, 2009, I published this post on a blog template we launched. We’ve learned a lot — and have so much to share.