• Timeline: The Story of HART and the Internet

    August 30th, 2009HARTHmmmm Things

    This is a TRUE Story. After reading and following the timeline of HART and the INTERNET, you can only come to ONE CONCLUSION! This is HART’s official entry in BlogCatalog’s Give Away contest to Blog World and New Media Expo 2009 .. and HART needs to win .. HART *must* win! 😀


    15,000,000,000 BC

    – The “Big Bang” Theory
    – The universe was created so HART could fulfill his destiny

    3000 BC to 2500 BC

    – Construction of the Egyptian pyramids at Gizeh

    2500 BC

    – Stonehenge was built


    January 1995

    – Discovers something called “The Internet”

    March 1995

    – signs up with Compuserve

    July 1995

    – realized what a douche Compuserve was and obtains own host provider and 56k dial-up service

    August 24, 1995

    – win95 was released to the world and becomes HART’s preferred operating software

    September 1995

    – HART creates his award winningHART’s Homepage

    November 30, 1996

    – HART travels around the world from Winnipeg, Manitoba to London UK to meet internet friends for fun and gathering

    December 3, 1996

    – HART visits Stonehenge, after being mugged on a train on his first night in London UK, and miraculously finds his passport and belongings returned in another city 100 miles away with a letter from the mugger that said: “I like Canadians .. you guys are smart not to carry your money with your passport. Here is yours back. Cheers.”

    March 8, 1997

    – While watching A&E or the TLC channel history of the construction of the Egyptian pyramids at Gizeh, a woman named Yvonne decides to initiate a chat with HART on PowWow

    August 31, 2002

    HARTandYvonne.com was created to memoralize HART and YVONNE’s medieval wedding on this date


    May 31, 2005

    – HART’s first blog, PetLvr.blogspot.com/ was created

    July 14, 2005

    – HART moves everything from Blogger to his own servers and to become PetLvr.com/blog/ and begins creating multiple blogs and websites and starts to build and ’empire’ online

    August 10, 2005

    – HART creates a profile and joins Blog Catalog directory

    October 16, 2005

    – HART creates the HART-Empire Network and officially embarks on to build up his blogging empire
    – Coincidentally, the birth of the HART-Empire Network and subsequent anniversaries fall directly in the middle of the famed BlogWorld New Media Expo conference, of which had solicited the HART-Empire Network to join and participate in an exhibit since 2006 and subsequent years

    July 2006

    – During rapid expansion of the HART-Empire Network, HART experiences growing pains and while a mega account containing 5 major blogs starts becoming a burden, HART moves all the expansion blogs to new hosting service plans.

    November 10, 2006

    – Joins MyBlogLog and discovers that a social community will be the future of forums and other catalog and directories, and creates a popular presence and standing in the community

    Sometime in January 2007

    – BlogCatalog is purchased from those bloggy guys and is under new ownership. In addition to a directory, there seems to be growing activity in a forum type of website

    May 13, 2007

    HART gives up all social communities online and decides to concentrate on the blogging

    May 13, 2007 at 11:59am

    Antony Berkman from BlogCatalog personally requests to HART …
    ” Don’t leave blogcatalog. We love a community made of characters. Check out the new discussions…. you’d be a welcome addition blogcatalog.com/discuss
    – (and HART never left!)

    July 2007

    – Receiving growing pains again, HART Consolidates all host providers into one single dedicated Server, at substantially higher fixed costs, however the upgrade solved a lot of downtime problems due to excess CPU Resources bringing the server down (not traffic levels).

    August 30, 2007

    – the HART-Empire Network impresses thegoodknife

    September 27, 2007

    – HART and the PetLvr Blog unites with bloggers around the world blogging against animal abuse and receives one of five honorable mentions of all the bloggers around the world contributing to this worthy cause by Copywrite, Ink

    March 24, 2008

    – TonyB commented on BlogCatalog that the HART-Empire Network was on the verge of going big, and enquired if I was going to SOBcon08

    August 31, 2008

    – HART receives an extended 3-month upgrade to his existing membership here at BlogCatalog for his excellent suggestion and valuable input to the betterment of the community

    September 3, 2008

    – TonyB is desperate for HART to find a way to make it to BlogWorld Expo Sep20-21/08, although timing just was not right – again in 2008, as it was in 2007

    October 16, 2008

    – HART and the PetLvr Blog participates in the first annual Pet ‘Net Adoption Event

    January 4, 2009

    – After registering record gross revenues for the calendar year ended December 31, 2008 .. HART still reflects whether or not it cost him NOT to go to any SOBcon events, BlogWorldExpo events, or any other blogging events during the year and reflects on the results over the next few months.

    March 1, 2009

    – The HART-Empire Network consolidates 16 health blogs into one mega BattlingForHealth.com blog

    April 1, 2009

    – The HART-Empire Network consolidates 12 do-it-yourself improvement blogs into one mega AndYouWill.com blog

    August 6, 2009

    – While away on summer vacation, during a typical Manitoba summer day (NSFW), and assessing the HART-Empire Network and its finances, HART recognizes that although traffic levels were maintained over the past 7 months in 2009, revenues have declined by approximately 30% since the consolidation of the 28 blogs into 2 mega blogs.

    August 19, 2009

    – BlogCatalog announces that they are Giving Away Full Access Pass to BlogWorld 2009 which includes a free 3-day, full access pass (valued at $1,195) for this year’s event being held October 15-17, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV… PLUS 1 million ad impressions for your blog on BlogCatalog!

    August 30, 2009

    – HART (aka PetLvr on BlogCatalog) decides to enter BlogCatalog’s contest entry with this post as his official entry.


    Friday September 19, 2009

    – Blogcatalog announces that HART (aka PetLvr on BlogCatalog) wins the grand prize of a 3-day full access pass for BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2009, and a dinner in Las Vegas with the BlogCatalog team!
    – HART scrambles around trying to raise money to pay for travel and hotel expenses to be able to learn and meet many smart bloggers and new media personnel that will be in attendance.

    October 15-17, 2009 in Las Vegas

    – HART has the time of his life in Las Vegas and … (oops, can’t say … what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas)
    – October 17, 2009 – HART remembers to call his folks to wish them a Happy Anniversary

    October 19, 2009

    – HART starts first thing Monday morning with STAGE TWO of the life and times of the HART-Empire Network

    January 3, 2011

    – HART reports the largest and most success year ever! for the HART-Empire Network, with one of the largest list of online and offline friends one can have!

    December 21, 2012

    – Who would have thought … but, in the Bizzaro World, the forecast based primarily on what is claimed to be the end-date of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which is presented as lasting 5,125 years and as terminating on December 21 or 23, 2012, along with interpretations of assorted legends, scriptures, numerological constructions and prophecies .. actually happened! Bizzaro World is destroyed by a meteor.
    – Hello.

    December 22, 2012

    – On our planet Earth, everything is alright and everybody prepares to have a safe and happy Holiday season!
    – Goodbye.

    This is HART’s official entry in BlogCatalog’s Give Away contest to Blog World and New Media Expo 2009.

    In the event that HART is awarded this prize, and unable to finance this venture (travel and hotel etc), HART will give away any free prize at the earliest convenience to a lucky and regular reader of the HART-Empire Network.

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