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We Just Celebrated SSD’s 13th Anniversary

Soldier Systems Daily; it all started with a redeye flight from San Diego to Norfolk and a copy of Wired magazine. I had wanted to start writing again and there was this article on the rivalry between tech blogs Gizmodo and Endgadget. I learned that a blog could be about something tangible and decided to use the format. Not long after, SSD was born. It started as a means to keep me off the streets at night, but within a year became a full time job. I’m so grateful to be able to do something I love.

Earlier this week we hit our 13th year of existence, publishing a daily website. Naturally, hard at work publishing daily, we missed the anniversary. So here we are, patting ourselves on the back a few days late.

We’ve been fortunate to outlast most of the competition and the past 14 months of “just 14 days to flatten the curve,” have made it tough. But the truth is, we wouldn’t exist without our loyal readers and fantastic advertisers. Many of them are small business owners, feeling the pinch of these tough times like everyone else. Please support them when you get a chance and keep reading; daily, it’s in the name.

Eric Graves

22 Responses to “We Just Celebrated SSD’s 13th Anniversary”

  1. JS says:

    Congrats Eric!

  2. Elie says:

    Happy Bar Mitzva SSD! 🙂

  3. Kit Badger says:

    Congratulations and keep up the awesome work Eric!

  4. Roger says:

    Thanks for creating this. It’s the first and last thing I read every day.

  5. TheFull9 says:

    Looking forward to the 20th anniversary and beyond.

  6. Mel Terkla says:

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary Eric?! Awesome site???!

  7. Alpha2 says:

    Happy Thirteenth Anniversary!

  8. G1E says:

    Eric congratulations and what amazing content. In truth you have a part in the inception of our company giving me the confirmation and support that one could start a military based equipment company From a remote location. Mike R… being part of that as well.
    Thank you!

  9. Scott says:

    Congrats and best wishes for another happy 13yrs. Thanks for all the interesting reporting & articles.

  10. AbnMedOps says:

    Great origin story! Keep up the good and useful work!

  11. murphquake says:

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats Eric!

  12. Graeme Bulte says:

    Congratulations Eric!

  13. JK says:

    Hell yeah brother! As always, appreciating you on the pointy end!

  14. Crackers says:

    Congratulations, Eric!

  15. Steve V says:

    You wouldn’t still be here if you didn’t provide the high value information for which SDD has become so very well known. Congratulations, thanks for all the hard work, and please keep on keepin’ on.

  16. Congrats Eric! Well deserved!

  17. Brian Kroon says:

    Well done Eric, Well done indeed.

  18. mike says:

    and thanks for doing it!

  19. EdwinP says:

    Congrats Eric. When you do good stuff, it pays dividends.

  20. John Ennis says:

    Congratulations Eric, well done.