Today is Monday, January 11th. To most people it is just another day, but for CANN…. well…
Today is the 7th Anniversary of CANN!
When CANN was started in 2009, we had only 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 supporter 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!
We had a small disappointment a few months ago. Our Cluster Map crashed last year and we lost all the data about our visitors from all over the world. We are set up with a new Cluster Map that resets each month. In the month of January, we have had visitors from 44 different countries. Check out the map at the bottom of the page. It’s fun!
Did you know that we have published 2,992 posts?
AND…we have 3,231 people on our Facebook page!!
Of course, our first priority is news about Clay Aiken; however, we have presented news about professional colleagues of Clay, information about the music and news talk professions, 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.
In 2016 we may see many directions from Clay. As his interests and direction change, we will change too. We will never forget the past and will always celebrate the important stepping stones in his career. However, we will also continue to report on what he is doing in the present. We will take our lead from Clay and his team and will support him in whatever way that is appropriate.
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 friends from all over the world. It is amazing. I would love to hear from some of our readers from all over the world. CANN has also had some surprising responses from the PR people who represent many of the charities, music businesses and artists that we have covered. It is always fun when you realize people are reading what you write.
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 click on the number by the word comment).
Congratulations for 7 wonderful years. It is wonderful that there is a place we can read that tells the "real" news of Clay Aiken. I love the positive way you post.
I hope that you continue for a long time. Clay Aiken is a lucky man to have you to support him and his projects.
Congratulations Cann and thank you guys for all that you do. It’s so wonderful to have a place to go to keep up with all the news on Clay. We ❤️ U
Wow Martha, only 7 years? It feels like it's been like forever that you've been here reporting for us every single morning! It's been a pleasure coming here and I know you both will be reporting on whatever Clay is doing during the coming years. Love the map that shows who is coming here to read!! I saw MY state!! LOL!
Thank you so much for a wonderful 7 years of CANN. It is so nice to have a site dedicated to POSITIVE posts of Clay. I love getting up in the morning & catching up on Clay's latest endevers. CONGRADULATIONS Cann!!!!!
Congratulations for seven wonderful years! Thank you so much for all you do! Checking my CNN email is the first thing I do online every day! Here’s to many more years!
Congratulations Deona and Martha, you both have done such a wonderful job of keeping us informed about Clay and other things, I look forward to this every morning, so keep up the good work, love CANN. …xo
Congratulations on your 7th anniversary! I read CANN first thing in the morning.
Happy 7 years! A BIG thank you for keeping us updated on Clay – I have enjoyed it immensely and you are my go-to for anything Clay related. Here is to many more years!! xxoo
I remember the first time I saw the CANN post. It is so exciting to receive an email each morning with news of Clay. So much has changed in Clay's life and our own lives over these 7 years. Thank you for keeping us up to date on all things about Clay, song writers, charities, etc. Martha and Deona. You are very special to all of us.
Congratulations Martha on 7 great years!!! Where have the years gone???? I may not always post a comment, but I do read, and I just want to say how much I appreciate all the time and effort you put into bringing us all the "Clay" news!!!! I love CANN!!! Keep up the good work….
Clay Aiken is so lucky to have a fan like you…and so are we, fans from the Philippines. Because of CANN, we can follow Clay's career and read news about him. I look forward to reading what you have for us every day. Thank you so much for all your works, and thanks to Deona too.
Congratulations on 7 great years. Please do not stop. I love to read CANN every day.
Happy 7th Anniversary CANN!! This is an enjoyable and informative site.
Congratulations to you both!
happy 7 years!! love reading about clay!!
A big thank you to this site that consistently posts great news. I am so glad that I can enjoy reading all about Clay. I also know it will be a happy, positive place.
Woot, woot! Time to party! I also than you, Martha for all the great articles. They are varied and interesting. Of course it helps to be Clay fan.
I bet Clay loves this site. I hope he has thanked you too!!
I am amazed at all the fun and exciting things you have shared with your readers. I do read but seldom post.
A big thank you for all you do. Martha…always excellent posts. Deona…you keep it running smoothly.
I look forward to another 7 years.
Congrats, CANN, on 7 wonderful years!! I look forward to opening my email every day, thanks to you!! Keep up the awesome work and THANK YOU for ALL that you do to keep us updated and reminded!!!
yhaaay cann congradulations cann 7 years wow thanks also to martha for the articles that we see i sure do love reading about clay also