Packet Life Turns Three Today

By stretch | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:48 a.m. UTC

Today is's third birthday. I started this site on a whim on March of 2008; three years and 379 blog articles later, I'm pretty happy with the way it has progressed. Thank you all for reading, and for giving me the inspiration to continue writing!

After receiving a number of emails asking for blogging advice, I figured now would be a fitting time to share some lessons I've learned along the way for anyone considering starting a blog of his or her own. I've compiled what advice I've been able to come up with in a wiki article titled Tips for Starting an IT Blog. My hope is that it will help spur some excellent new networking blogs to replace those that have faded away over the last few years.

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Steve (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 3:15 a.m. UTC

Congrats! Big day. I look forward to the usual Monday morning read, and the bonus midweek extra posting. Some of it is way over my head, but there is definitely lots to be learned.

Ravindra (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 4:44 a.m. UTC

Congratulations ....!!!! Have a flexible rocking day....

March 23, 2011 at 5:47 a.m. UTC

Congratulations :):) its an excellent blog and nice initiative. I will always be grateful to you for information that you have put on this blog. Its not only about money but the time which you have put in doing things for the network community.

Thanks again and cheers for wonderful theee years :)

March 23, 2011 at 6:27 a.m. UTC

Congratulations !!!

March 23, 2011 at 6:50 a.m. UTC

This website is pure gold. I enjoy reading it and find it a great learning tool for both me and my colleagues. It is a great reference and I look forward to reading the latest blog entries. Last year it helped me get my CCNP and an awesome new job. Well done on producing such quality work!

Ole (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 6:54 a.m. UTC


Very good blog. I've learned a lot from your great posts.


March 23, 2011 at 7:16 a.m. UTC

hi jeremy, this incident(i.e. birthday of packet life) happens to be almost exactly concurrent with IRANIAN new year(NOROUZ), but whether it was intentionally or not , i have a very good feeling about this.


fadet (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 7:45 a.m. UTC

Happy birthday! This is a really nice blog, always looking forward to reading you!
God save Packet Life :)

Schonaldinho (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 7:46 a.m. UTC

Congrats! Great site I'm enjoying every minute of it. Great articles, keep up the good work!

Eduard (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 8:04 a.m. UTC

Happy birthday PacketLife!
Congratulations Jeremy for this wonderful blog.
I check your blog every day for new article and i am very curious what will be next.

Ganesh (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 9:07 a.m. UTC

Awesome! This website rocks and cheat sheet is really great! Thanks!

March 23, 2011 at 9:13 a.m. UTC

congratulations! I hope that many successfull years will follow.

March 23, 2011 at 11:02 a.m. UTC

congrats! Discovered your site through one of your PDF's I found on the internet and I must say: great initiative!

aleksey.f (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 11:42 a.m. UTC


A guest
March 23, 2011 at 11:50 a.m. UTC

Congrats! Thanks for the awesome blog.

March 23, 2011 at 12:08 p.m. UTC

Congratulations! =)

Louis (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 1:51 p.m. UTC

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for 3 years of outstanding educational blog!! Hope you don't get too BIG and leave us.... :)

March 23, 2011 at 2:02 p.m. UTC

Happy Birthday Packetlife! Great, great site Stretch.

guest007 (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 2:42 p.m. UTC

Thanks for sharing! Keep posting.

March 23, 2011 at 3:22 p.m. UTC

Congratulations! Long may it continue

March 23, 2011 at 4:49 p.m. UTC


March 23, 2011 at 5:11 p.m. UTC

Happy Birthday Packet Life!
What an awesome site Jeremy. Your knowledge is impressive.

March 23, 2011 at 5:28 p.m. UTC


BrianM (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 5:37 p.m. UTC

Congrats and Thank you for the valuable information ---keep it coming

Steve (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 7:34 p.m. UTC

Happy birthday!

March 23, 2011 at 8:17 p.m. UTC

Congratulations Stretch!
My go to site for networking.
Your PDF's are a big hit with my CCNA tutors and your articles drive me to continue studying after I get my CCNA.

Infinite Karma for the lab!

Meir (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 9:21 p.m. UTC

Congratulations! Keep it coming

Fernando (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 11:18 p.m. UTC


Thanks for your help during this time...

Really appreciate your effort...


JL (guest)
March 23, 2011 at 11:23 p.m. UTC


Victor (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 1:33 a.m. UTC

Congratulations and Thanks!

miketai (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 2:39 a.m. UTC

Happy Birthday

Ace (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 4:00 a.m. UTC

Congrats...Thanks for your time to keep us educated...

March 24, 2011 at 4:33 a.m. UTC

Congratulations, and thanks so much for a really useful site!

Aslan (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 7:05 a.m. UTC

Congratulations! Keep going like that!

Rich (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 7:37 a.m. UTC

Hey stretch, thanks much for your contributions for the past several years. Keep doing what you love to do because we enjoy your knowledge. I have started my own IT blog with an install of wordpress on freebsd. I have to get the domain settings worked out then I will be posting soon

March 24, 2011 at 8:38 a.m. UTC

This site is unique.Not just because of the blog content,but it is the only site that provides a lab of Cisco gears at no cost.
It has helped me hugely to get my CCNP and hopefully something more in the future.
Thanks a million !

March 24, 2011 at 9:24 a.m. UTC

Perseverance is an art, keep up with the good work.

malaka (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 1:36 p.m. UTC was very popular on early days for its well designed cheat sheets. Over the years stretch has added lot of new features and the free Cisco lab changed the way we study.

I wish all the very best and success!!!

Dave (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 3:32 p.m. UTC

Congrats! Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading your articles.

james (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 5:29 p.m. UTC

Happy B-day Packetlife!

Thanks Stretch for this invaluable resource.

kartheek (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 5:31 p.m. UTC

Congratulations !!! really u doing a splendid job.....

Brian in Vegas (guest)
March 24, 2011 at 11:27 p.m. UTC

Just found the site- Great work!!
Congrats on the 3yrs.

March 25, 2011 at 1:48 a.m. UTC


March 25, 2011 at 11:44 p.m. UTC

Three years have one by in the blink of an eye it seems.

Weren't you in Iraq when you started this?

I remember some of the humorous pictures :-)

March 26, 2011 at 1:28 a.m. UTC

Best Network Site ever!!!

diablo (guest)
March 26, 2011 at 2:33 p.m. UTC

congrats... have been following this since the "IRAQ" days.

March 29, 2011 at 5:36 p.m. UTC

Thanks for this great site and all the time you put into it Stretch!

trikom (guest)
April 15, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. UTC

Perfect Network Blog Site!

May 11, 2011 at 2:39 p.m. UTC

After Batman


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