Today is Friday, January 11th. To most people it is just another day, but for CANN…. well…
Today is the 4th Anniversary of CANN!
When CANN was started in 2009, we only had a few goals:
- Keep the public updated on all the Clay Aiken news as it happens.
- Maintain a site that presents Clay in a positive way.
- Present a place where all fans are welcome from all corners of the world.
- Have fun and enjoy being a fan of Clay Aiken.
Deona and I work hard to maintain CANN and we both enjoy presenting this site. We are lucky…we live about 5 miles from each other just north of San Francisco. Deona is a computer wiz. She maintains the site and adds all the bells and whistles…and does it so well that she gets very little credit. She is also a great teacher as she has taught me so much about codes, widgets, Plugins and…patience!
The following are some of the updated facts about CANN:
- We have published 1,832 posts
- There have been 20,626 comments
- Our subscribers list continues to grow
- We are visited by fans from all over the world. We have had visitors from 145 countries!
- We are having fun!
From news about David Hyde Pierce to Joni Mitchell…information on bullying to the latest news on equality… reviews of performances to crazy fan polls, live reporting to exciting memories, I have tried to keep the site interesting and fun.
Of course, our first priority is news about Clay Aiken; however, we have presented news about professional colleagues of Clay, information about the music profession, the newest information on social media, and the latest Broadway news. We also support fund raising at the charities that Clay has said he supports.
When I wrote the first article on CANN, I wondered if anyone would read it. I am still amazed that you are here, supporting CANN. I check the Cluster Map each day and love seeing that in the last seven months, we have had 752 visits from Japan, 646 visits from the United Kingdom, and, well, friends from all over the world. It is amazing.
For those of you who subscribe and read the daily e-mail, I hope you will stop by the site sometimes. At the bottom of the e-mail, you will see a link that says:
Post from Clay Aiken News Network
If you click on this link, you can see what CANN has to offer. It also gives our site hits that help us in our Google listing. Look around, click on the Cluster Map and see the readership by state and country. It is pretty interesting. And remember, we love to see your comments (just press on the number by the word comment).
A Huge Thank You to all of you! Your support has been amazing!
Isn’t it fun being a fan of Clay Aiken?
Yes, it is great fun being a Clay Aiken Fan!! Congratulations and all kinds of good wishes for this very
special site. Musicfan and Deona, you both do wonders here and always have such interesting
articles – absolutely love visiting here and leaving comments. I hope you can keep on doing this for
a long time to come!!! Thank you both for all that you do! <3 <3 Especially love all of the videos and
Ditto!! Thanks again to Musicfan and Deona, I do so appreciate what you guys are doing, it makes my day as i am a widow and live alone. God bless you both xox.
Congratulations and thank you for all the work that you guys do. Yes it is fun to be a Clay fan and you guys make it easy to stay up to date with all the news. Great job! 🙂
Just another check in…:) I'm absolutely thankful for CANN, lets me know everything new about and related to Clay. Interesting and funny articles, georgeous and cute pictures. A huge hug and thanks to you. Detti from Hungary
Congratulations CANN!!!! 4 years….where does the time go. A day doesn't go by, that I don't read here. Sometimes I don't post a comment, but I do try to do it on a daily basis. I love this site. Thank you Musicfan for all you do, and to Deona as well. Of course, this has all been because of Clay. It's been a fantastic 10 years being a fan of his. Here's to many more!!!!!!!
Congrats on your anniversary here! I have seen how hard you work on this! Thanks for all you do!!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary! This is always my first source of news about Clay Aiken. I've enjoyed your interesting and informative blogs. Keep up the good work!
I start each day reading CANN and have enjoyed each and every installment. I'm grateful for the efforts and time you both invest on providing this wonderful daily newsletter. When no new Clay news is available there are still interesting articles, pictures and videos to enjoy. Please keep up the good work and congratulations on 4 yrs. I've been a faithful reader since day 1 and would sorely miss it. Hope to be reading CANN for many years to come!!
MUSICFAN…..Congratulations on CANN's 4th Anniversary. The four goals that you mentioned have certainly been accomplished. Other than being about Clay, the one that has specifically kept me visiting has been the site's positivity, but I love them all. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to all things Clay.
DEONA……I did not know you were responsible for the bells and whistles on CANN. I especially appreciate the animated graphics and pictures relating to each subject (mainly Clay) at hand. I love having having the site decorated. Thanks a bunch!
Thank you for your support. You have been very loyal..I love looking for the graphics and pictures and find that one of the fun parts of putting the blog together. My photobucket account keeps growing and growing.
I LOVE CLAY HES WONDERFUL ITS SO EASY TO LOVE HIM HES SO SO LOVELY… AND SO ARE YOU BLESS YOU BOTH FOR MUSICFAN AND THE HARD WORK YOU PUT INTO IT …I VIEW YOUR PAGE EVERY DAY…WONDERFUL PHOTOS VIDEOS AND NEWS ALL ABOUT CLAY ….MAGIC……WITHOUT YOU BOTH I WOULD NEVER GET TO KNOW WHATS HAPPENING TO CLAY I LOVE ALL THAT YOU DO …. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU BRING ME SO MUCH JOY….BLESS YOU AND PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK……WITH LOVE…….XXXX
Congratulations CANN! I became a fan about the same time – Feb 2009. Wow, it's been FOUR FUN years!! Back in 2009, I remember wishing I could find a site that is ALL ABOUT Clay Aiken. I wanted to know all about Clay and get some current news about him and was disappointed in what was out there, there were bits and pieces but I needed more. I wasn’t really sure if he was worth my time, and wondered if he turned into one of those inflated celebrities. Reading some comments from articles, I realised he had a fierce and loyal following, people who loved and supported him. So I followed the love, kept searching for a fan site and found CANN. It was like finding my way home. And Clay was worth following after all. He’s not only is a one of a kind singer, he paves the way for a better, kinder world. I am a better person, learnt and did all kinds of new things and having the time of my life. THANK YOU Deona and musicfan. I love CANN and I love Clay. <3
Congratulations Musicfan and Deona! You two deserve a ton of credit…and a ton of visitors…. for putting together this fabulous site. I marvel at how you can come up with such interesting items day after day. And the site is so beautifully laid out. I look forward to years of reading here every day. There's no better avenue to keeping up with Clay!
Congratulation CANN!!! You gals do a fantastic job. I read it every morning and love it. It is my first source for news about Clay.
Congratulations and a huge thank you for all you two do. I look forward to reading the CANN every day in my email. I know you both must work so hard to gather all the Clay news and keep us updated plus creating such great pages of photos, videos, etc. THANK YOU!
Congratulation, I love the great work y'all do in getting us news on Mr. Clay Aiken, keep up the great work.
Congratulations CANN! You both do a fantastic job, I enjoy reading here everyday. Love the variety of articles and information you bring to us.
Congratulations and thanks for all you do for the fans.
congradulations to cann anthanks for all you do for fans it sure is great to be a clay aiken fan
A day without CANN is a day without sunshine. Thanks to you two, we have our sunshine each day. I've been following CANN since the first day back in 2009. The photos & videos make this site so special. I can't say thank you enough to Musicfan & Deona for keeping us up to date on all things Clay. Looking forward to another year full of good news.
Congratulations on CANN's fourth anniversary, and thank you for your dedication to keeping Clay Aiken fans informed!
All the best,
It is so nice to see you here CARO! I been missing you! Musicfan and Deona sure do keep us
very well informed – agree with you completely !! Love and prayers to you.
Congratulations to CANN on your 4th anniversary! Thank you for all that you do to keep us informed of what is going on with Clay. Love receiving this in my email each day…one of the first things I read in the morning! Keep up the excellent work! Here is to the future and lots more exciting Clay news!
Congratulations on 4 wonderful years of CANN! I love coming here and knowing I will get the latest news with uplifting messages! Thanks for all of the hard work!
Congrats and props to you and Deona. I had never heard there was someone else (Deona) involved. Keep calm and carry on!
Musicfan………many thanks for 4 years of wonderful news. I am always amazed at all you are able to share with us.
And yes, it is fun being a Clay Fan!!
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. Keep it up. We love the newsletter. Big hugs to Deona.
Congratulations and thanks so much to both of you! I love being a Clay Aiken fan!
Congrats on your 4th anniversary! Thanks for bringing us all the Clay news… looking forward to many more years of it! Keep up the good work, Musicfan and Deona!
Thanks for stopping by . Yes…we need Clay performing for many more years…
Happy 4th anniversary! You do an awesome job supporting Clay EVERY day. I'm proud to have you as a dear friend.
Congratulations and job well done!!!
Congratulations on the 4th anniversary! Thanks for all you do for the fans.
Oh wow! I was running late this morning and never got to read today's news till just now! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CANN!!!!! <3 Love you for doing so much to keep us updated… now I need to go back and check out the 32 comments!! 4 years??? How did we get along before your blog?????
"Happy 4th Anniversary"!!! You do such an amazing job & i look forward to CANN everyday-just can't thank you enough for all your hard work-looking forward to the next four years & more!!!
Congratulation CANN on your 4th. anniversary.
Great work Musicfan, Happy 4th Anniversary.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We're so GLAD you do this. I have several fan friends who don't have PCs at home so aren't able to go to external sites, so I forward it to them every day. They look forward to it and depend on it as much as I do. We reminisce, drool over pix, pounce on Clay dates, news, articles, discuss the trivia you always include, and enjoy being a Clay fan and life in general that much more, thanks to you…
Btw, I did not know this, I will do it every time I open one: ("Post from Clay Aiken News Network: If you click on this link, you can see what CANN has to offer. It also gives our site hits that help us in our Google listing.")
Congratulations on the work that you do.