It is mind boggling that we have been doing this for this long, but on Tue, September 4th, 2007, Vocab Vitamins celebrated its seventh birthday! That is, we have sent 1,826 words. In the seven years, we have had about 140,000 registrants. We have published a book and created a service for classrooms.
Our very first word was ‘germinate’, and our first theme was appropriately named ‘Beginnings.’ At first we just did the definition and a very short usage example, then, we expanded to have the definition, pronunciation, audio pronunciation, usage sentence, sample usage from current media and literature for each word.
In 2000, the internet bubble was still getting bigger, then it burst like a sore. It festered for a couple of years and then managed to heal over, and web businesses came back. Then web 2.0 rolled around. Vocab Vitamins was the little spineless jelleyfish that rolled with the tumultuous seas and survived.
What does the future have in store? Many more delectable words, and brilliant and thought-provoking usage examples. But that is all that is certain. It’s a foamy, fabulous sea out there!