A Halloween Shout-Out to Six Brands We Admire

We couldn’t think of a better way to give a “Halloween hello” to some of the brands we appreciate (and use) most than by turning their logos into jack-o-lanterns. To those featured – thanks for your contributions to the web!

(Yes – we carved these ourselves, and yes, we got our families involved and had a great time.)

1. WordPress

It’s hard to believe we’ve been using WordPress for close to six years now! PostRunner is the third successful business we’ve launched on the back of this amazing platform, and we have no idea where we’d be without it. To everyone who makes (and has made) WordPress a reality, thank you!

2. Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn

We’ve been following Pat and Smart Passive Income for at least a couple of years now, ever since our customers told us he was a must-read. The hallmarks of Pat’s brand are generosity and transparency. Pat, keep up the great work!

3. SEOmoz

There’s a lot of noise and nonsense in the SEO world, and the folks at SEOmoz consistently choose to share best practices for success with the search engines – regardless of what’s popular or “easy.” Thanks mozzers!

4. ProBlogger by Darren Rowse

For us, Darren from ProBlogger is a model of stamina and staying power. Continuing to post regularly (and enthusiastically) on his blog after close to eight (?) years shows a passion for and commitment to his audience and his subject matter.

5. You Need a Budget (aka YNAB)

Because Jesse of YNAB is a friend of ours, we’ve been fans of this brand from its early days – days when you couldn’t even use it on a Mac (gasp). We admire YNAB as a product for its mission and its community, and we admire the YNAB team for their discipline in keeping their product perfectly in tune with their mission – and their community.

6. MailChimp

We started using MailChimp two years ago, and we haven’t looked back. MailChimp is proof that your brand can be fun and pro while attaining serious scale (2.5 Million users and counting). Oh, and as software guys we admire and appreciate the MailChimp API. Our developers send their thanks. :)

So those are our Halloween shout-outs. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

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