It’s Jason’s 40th Birthday Today, Let’s Celebrate!

Today is a very special day.  It is the day we get to celebrate the 40th birthday of my business partner, Jason Crouch.  I met Jason several years ago and I must admit I am very happy to have done so.   He is a father of four, a wonderful husband and someone I am proud to call a friend.

So, for his birthday today I tried to figure out what could I do to help make his birthday special.   After a long time of consideration & thought, I think I figured out a great solution.  Jason is someone who loves comments & stuff shared.  I remember him writing a post once titled: How to Get Over 100 Comments on Your Blog Posts – A Retrospective. The post became so popular that the network it was on had to shut it off after the post had over 3,000 comments.  It was something he was very proud of and also something he was very sad to see shut off. So for his birthday today, I thought to myself: “Why not try for something like that here?”

Our blog here on 210 has been pretty popular in the past. It has had a few posts with several comments and a few that have been Re-Tweeted and shared on Facebook 50-75 times.  So I thought, how cool would it be if we could share this post across our social networks over 100 times today and get at least 100 comments on it for Jason.  I think it would be a fitting present for him.

In case you wanted something of value, here are a few other interesting things that happened on this day in history:

  • Today is the 229th day of the year.
  • Davey Crockett, Sean Penn, & Jim Courier were also born on August 17th.
  • On this day in 1982 the first Compact Discs were released to the public in Germany
  • In 2008 on this day Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals.
  • Jason Crouch Born

So, I know those aren’t really that interesting, but why don’t you put something interesting in the comments & share this already!

HAPPY 40TH JASON!

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Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy Blanton is the Co-Founder of 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors. He is a social media speaker who shares with thousands of people each year on things like how to use Facebook for Business, Blogging, and How to use Twitter.

When he is not coaching or speaking, he spends most of his time working on Custom WordPress Sites for his clients.

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  • Jason,

    Welcome to the club, and way to hit your 5th decade with a bang after slimming down. You are in inspriation to the rest of us battling the bulge!

    Rich

  • Jason, sorry bud, I couldn’t resist 🙂 Happy Birthday my friend!

  • Happy birthday to you….Happy birthday to you….happy birthday dear Jason………….Happy birthday to you!

    Just wanted to wish you a great day today, my friend. Thanks for everything you have taught me and helped me with along the way. Not sure I would be here without your assistance. Thanks.

    Clint

  • Katherine

    A very Happy Birthday to Jason. All the things you said and more are true about him. I hope he has an awesome birthday and gets lots of birthday hugs from that sweet family of his.

  • Jason, Happy Birthday! Enjoyed meeting you in Atlanta back in March. The 40’s are great! You’re going to love them. LOL

  • Happy Birthday, Jason. 40 today, 50 tomorrow – enjoy every day!

  • Happy Birthday Jason! Here’s to a younger, slimmer, successful YOU! 40’s ROCK!

  • Happy 40th Jason. Hope the next 40 are just as happy and productive. Have a wonderful and memorable day!

  • Jason – Forty is the BEST! You feel great, appreciate more and make wiser decisions. Hope today is an awesome day — and that you get your cake and eat it too!! Happy, happy birthday!! Lori Cain

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  • Happy Birthday Jason – Make it a healthy one! All your hard work is really paying off.

  • Happy Birthday, Jason. Thanks for all the info you have given me through your posts.

  • Happy Birthday Jason! Have an awesome day and a stellar year! You deserve both:-) Virtual hugs from Vancouver…

  • THANK YOU to Jeremy for this surprise birthday post. Fun!

    Rich – I’m glad that I am inspiring you and others with my weight loss/fitness goals. As a fitting 40th birthday present, I have lost exactly 40 pounds as of this morning. 🙂

    Clint – That means a lot coming from you – truly. As I’ve said before, you are one of the most transparent people I’ve encountered in social media, so I know you are telling the truth. Thanks for stopping by today!

    Katherine – Thank you so much. We really enjoyed meeting you and Jeremy and Isabelle in Atlanta. I hope we have a chance to meet Jeremiah next year, too!

    Connie – So far, the 40’s are awesome. 🙂 I enjoyed meeting you at RETSO, too. Thanks!

    Gary – Getting older doesn’t bother me – it beats the alternative, right? 🙂 Thanks for your comments.

    Debbie – Thanks so much! I feel terrific!

    Thanks Leah! Much appreciated.

    Lori – Thank you, my friend! I think I might have some pie instead of cake today. 🙂

    Dick – Nice tune – seems familiar to me somehow. Could you hum a few bars? Thanks very much!

    Pamela – Thanks so much, my friend. By the way, are we ever going to actually speak on the phone? 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Happy birthday, Jason. 40 is a great reason to celebrate. When you are 65 it will look like the most wonderful age to be. Have a great day.
    Glenn

  • Happy Birthday Jason! Hope you have a special day. And I know you are dropping weight like crazy, but do treat yourself just a little… 🙂

  • Jason – You’re looking “marvelous”! Here’s hoping your birthday is an extra special one!

  • Amanda Hall

    Steve Buscemi told me to tell you Happy Birthday!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And congrats on the weight loss goals being met. That’s incredible!

  • Glenn – Thanks, man. I’m certain that you’re right. In fact, I already feel that way. I love my life – truly.

    Lori – Thanks so much! I think I’ll treat myself somehow – just not sure what to have yet. I love pie, though. 🙂

    Bobby – Thank you, sir! I appreciate you stopping by and I’ll always take compliments. Those are some of the best gifts of all. 🙂

  • Hey Jason…did you know that on August 17, 1970 there was a partial lunar eclipse in your honor? Did you know that Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac and sang a song just for you, however, topping the charts that week was Close to you by The Carpenters…well, I hope you have the best birthday ever because 40 only comes around once!! Welcome to the 40’s club Jason!!

  • What Dick says:
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    happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Jason….happy birthday to you….¸.•*¨`*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪

    Have some frosting today Jason. The best is yet to come!

  • Amanda – I managed to surprise myself, too. 🙂 As for Buscemi, have him call me. We have a score to settle. I hope you have a terrific day, my friend.

    Diane – Thanks for the facts. I actually knew about the Carpenters, but not the other stuff. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for official “welcome” to the club.

    Susie – Thanks very much. As I mentioned yesterday on Facebook, I lead a blessed life and I am truly happy and content.

  • Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason is so old that mayonnaise smells him to see if he’s expired.
    Jason is so old that his arthritis has arthritis.
    Jason is so old that he can’t remember what he doesn’t remember.
    Jason is so old that he only celebrates birthdecades now.
    Jason is so old that the fossil record studies him.
    Jason is so old that he has been kicked been kicked out of Menudo four times separate times.
    Jason is so old that the hill he walked up both ways in the snow to school was Mount Olympus.
    Jason is so old that he remembers Joan Rivers’ original face.

    Have a great forty, not so big guy.

  • Jason’s 40? Shut up – doesn’t look a day over 39!!! 🙂

    All the best, sir – been a pleasure getting to know you. Will tip a glass of the good stuff in your honour 🙂

  • Hey Danny! See you live in a few minutes on the show!

  • Happy brith day Jason!

    This is not the song your excepting, but it’s time for it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yybLAaE-Js8&NR=1

    Bill

  • Please ignore the quality, but the good intentions — a special birthday message for you, Jason.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pux1DE_2jM

  • Thanks Robert!

    Paul – Thanks for making me laugh out loud. And yes, I actually DO remember Joan Rivers’ original face. I even had a VINYL ALBUM of her stand-up when I was a kid. Not making this up.

    Danny – Enjoy that glass, my friend. Thanks very much for your time today, as always. I finally subscribed to your blog via email (thought I had done that already). I’ll take “you only look 39” anyday. 🙂

  • Bill – I know some Tennessee Ernie Ford songs, but I had never heard that before today. Thank you, my friend. 🙂

  • Juli Maichle

    Happy Birthday, Jason. So glad to have “met” you.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Also add to the list Robert Dinero and…my mother!

    Happy Birthday, Jason!

  • Mama Liz- That was some great singin!

  • Hey Jason, have a great one, you certainly are an example to us all, willing to share, and being open and honest. Have a great day and enjoy the family.

  • Happy 40th Jason. You now look 20 ! Have a great day with your wonderful wife and fantastic family.
    Your friend in Canada,
    Susan

  • hAppY bIrTHdaY to YOU Jason! I hope your day is fabulous. Welcome to the 40’s club! Can’t have a birthday w/o ice cream & cake, so here is some that won’t derail all of your hard work!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC_gkcplz_4

  • Happy Birthday Jason!

    On August 17th 1943 a major campaign of World War II concluded with the Allied Forces taking Sicily back from Italy and Nazi Germany.

  • Happy Birthday, Jason! You are very well loved and respected — for good reason! Enjoy your day!

  • Happy Birthday Jason, you have a lot accomplished a lot and you have a lot to be proud of. I hope you are have a really great day 🙂

  • Happy Birthday Jason 🙂 Since I have known you, you have set some mighty high goals for yourself and move towards reaching them each day. That, my friend, is awesome! Proud of you and proud to be your friend. Happy Birthday old man!

  • Jason you are a true inspiration. I hope that you have had a great birthday!

  • Happy Birthday Jason!
    The check is in the mail!!!
    Dawn

  • Cheers! I’m still older than you… Happy 40 oh! youngin’

  • Jason, I feel honored to have been able to wish you a Happy Birthday today. I hope it was special. This was the first time I have actually been on the computer to comment. Have a great rest of your day.

  • Well, you may not make it to 3000 comments but hey it’s not AR. Nice surprise post.

  • Jason allow me to wish you a very happy birthday. You don’t look a day over 28. “Cough” lol

  • Susan Mangigian

    Happy 40th Jason!!! The 40’s are the BEST!!! Enjoy!

  • Happy Belated Birthday!!!!