Yes, it’s sad but true… today is my 40th birthday.
The good news is I don’t feel old. And I surely haven’t started acting my age… just ask anyone who has been around me this weekend.
So, I’m at an undisclosed location doing undisclosed things to celebrate this momentous occasion. But I wouldn’t think of leaving you without some links (after all, it’s better to give link love than receive… mostly).
Sketchcast — How to blog like John Madden.
Ten Tips for Lead Generation Landing Pages.
29 reasons you need to stop blogging right now.
100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write.
If you think the average web user is sophisticated, read this…
Is blogging passive income? Yeah, right.
The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming.
How Darren produces video blog posts.
Why “dumb” people are making more money than you.
Reader Comments (74)
Happy Birthday Brian, enjoy your day.
David Zemens - 1955 Design says
May you have many, many more birthdays to follow!
Happy birthday, Brian!… hope you have a good one 🙂
Lyndon Antcliff says
You gave me a link on your 40th birthday? Shouldn’t that be the other way round?
Mine was two years ago, I have pretty much given up on trying to grow up and have decided to simply enjoy the ride.
Happy Birthday and thanks for the link.
Dan Schawbel says
Life starts @ 40 Brian. Cheers.
Liz Strauss says
After 40, they can’t call you childish anymore — they have to call you eccentric! Congratulations! Now’s when the real fun begins!
Thanks for everything.
Happy B-Day Mister. Sweet posts you linked to 🙂
Eduard Blacquière says
Shama Hyder says
Happy Birthday Brian. Keep up the awesome work!
Joanna Young says
Happy Birthday and thanks for thinking of us
PS Love the last line!
Cyndee Haydon says
Happy Birthday – thanks for giving us so many “gifts” to unwrap! I always enjoy your copyblogger gifts
kher Cheng Guan says
Happy Birthday Brian. All the best and keep copyblogging for many more years.
Sonia Simone says
Happy birthday Brian! I’m a year into my forties and so far I’m finding it pretty fabulous.
Thanks for the linky goodness!
Jessalynn Coolbaugh says
Happy Birthday! And here’s to the new 20!!
Roberta Rosenberg says
Happy Birthday, Brian. 40 sounds so young … 😉
Missy Caulk says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
And the new 50 is 40 !!!!!!!
Congrats and Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a good one!
Anne Wayman says
Hey, you’re just a kid and it gets better, I promise.
Robert Bruce says
Let’s go get some tacos…. (ie. watch out for number 47).
Happy Birthday B.
Valeria Maltoni says
The future begins at 40. Yes it’s also the title of a blog post at CA.
The undisclosed location tickled me 😉 I imagined someone filling your front yard with those cows or pigs or whatever they use with such good taste (not!). Oh yes, not I remember, it’s chicken. (I’m vegetarian).
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
4-O is a grand age…!!
Keep so well and swell.
Muhammad Saleem says
Happy Birthday B.
I’m just 22 😉
happy birthday mate!
PS: can’t believe that last link hasn’t been commented upon yet 🙂
Happy Birthday buddy!
Mark Laymon says
Happy Birthday! Wish you many, many more!
Tony D. Clark says
Happy B-Day, man. Hope you’re having a great time.
@Darren – Me either 😉
Average Jane says
Happy birthday! If my experience is any indication, 40 is very freeing. Enjoy it!
Happy Birthday. And when you reach 50 like me , 50 is like the new 30. I don’t feel old myself. Enjoy your day.
Benjamin Garth says
aka JC’s friend
Happy freakin’ birthday !
Got any video of all this celebratin’ ?!
If 40 is the new 20, does me being 30 translate to 10 or 15?
Is it n-20 or n/2? Or is the function even linear?
Happy Birthday in any case…
Martin Neumann says
Happy Birthday, Mate.
What last link? Oh that link that points to TeachingSells.com, a domain owned by one B.Clark. 😉
I have to agree, 40 is the new 20. I am not sure what this says about our generation, maybe we just don’t want to grow up.
Anyway, enjoy your day.
Lee Odden says
Hey Brian, Happy Birthday! My wife just hit that number recently and of course we reference it properly as the
“second 20th” birthday. 🙂
Hope you’re enjoying your self and thanks for including OMB in the link roundup.
40 is the new 20. Just make sure you live to over a 100. I hope keep blogging till then (or at least whatever replaces it).
Happy birthday Brian. The 40s are great! And the 50s seem to be even better! Enjoy every moment.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! May you have many more inspiration filled years.
Happy Birthday Clark. Have a great year ahead. 😀
Ankesh Kothari says
Happy Birthday Brian!
Dustin Brewer says
Happy Birthday Brian! I hope you have a great day and a fabulous year.
Gleb Reys says
Happy Birthday, Brian!
Glad to see you’re nowhere near acting your age! Keep it this way!
Joacim Norell says
May it be joyful and filled with excellent gifts; the company of your family first and foremost.
Mike Pedersen Golf says
Happy Birthday 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. Keep it up!
Michele Connolly says
Happy Birthday, Brian.
My big 4-0 was Friday – so I came up with a fabulous-not-frumpy to-do list.
You’re only ever as old as you want to be
I know 80 year olds who work like they are 20,
and I know far too many twenty year olds who work as if they are 80
It wasn’t until I was in my mid forties that I even found out what I wanted to be when I grow up.
You’re doing a great job with the blog.
Never grow old – simply ripen to maturity
Paul Short says
Brian, happy birthday.
My 40th is tomorrow on the 2nd!
Amrit Hallan - Content Blog says
Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy this blissful day…wherever you are :-).
Paul Chaney says
Don’t flatter yourself. 40 ain’t the new 20. Neither is 50 (closer to my age) the new 30, or the new 40 for that matter. I don’t care what Oprah says.
Some wise “old” person once said, “The first half our of lives we spend all our health getting wealth. The last half we spend all our wealth getting health.”
So, without trying to rain on your parade, happy birthday, stay fit and healthy, and have a drink on me!
Easton Ellsworth says
Happy 40th bro!
jon burg says
Firstly, happy b-day. Secondly, as someone on the other side of your age coin (closer to 20 than 40) who gets technology, emerging media and advertising, I’m often finding that 20 is the new 40.
The amount of access I often get to senior level executives across multiple fields (due in part to my early adopter and creative marketer hobbies and professional interests) would have been unheard of 15 years ago.
Happy b-day, and I would rest assured knowing that in the great equalizer that is digital media, age is often irrelevant.
Happy birthday, Brian.
(Don’t click my name for your birthday greeting.)
I hope you had a great one.
As long as you’re living what you love, age is just a number!
Hey, happy birthday! I am living proof you don’t have to act your age.
Happy birthday Brian! I’m approaching 40 rapidly myself, and am glad to say that I can still embarass my kids.
Happy Birthday! Glad it’s the new 20…I’ll be there next year
Michael Dorausch says
Imagine you knew the stuff you know today when you were 20. Wow!
Happy 40th Brian, may as well celebrate all through October!
Nice article, and I read most of the links I think they’ll help my blog.
I too am 20 again, and I get to put into action all the stuff I wish I knew when I was 20 the first time. Glad to have the 2nd chance…. 🙂
I clicked here” Don’t click here. ” sorry could resist.
They say turning 40 is better than the alternative. 😉 I hope you had a great birthday! Keep on feeling that 20.
lawton chiles says
Thanks for the great content over the last year or so. Happy 40th. You rock!
Ash Haque says
Happy Birthday dude!
Happy birthday to you! I hit 40 this year too 🙂
Andrea J. Stenberg says
Happy birthday! I found 30 to be more traumatic than 40. Let’s hope 50 is even better!
ming | artmakr.com says
Selamat Hari Jadi! (which translates to: safe day that you came into existance) Happy Birthdat man.
Welcome to 40. I just spent the week after my 40th birthday getting hip surgery, so I have been increasingly aware of health and age issues. But, now that I’m recovered, I’m determined to get out there better than before! Make the most of it!
Eddie Corbano - LovesAGame says
Did it hurt? My 40th is coming up in December 🙂 .
All the best, Eddie
OK, why is everyone here almost 40? LOL..
Happy Birthday Brian. I’m past 32, and reading all the comments here makes me feel better already. I guess I’m just waiting for the days when my kids will be too embarrassed to introduce me to their friends… 🙂
Nettie Hartsock says
Happy late birthday! Mine was on October 6th and I turned 42 and it is definitely the new 22. As Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamos on the old SNL says, “You look marvelous!”
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