Celebrate The Five Year BiggerPockets Blog Anniversary!


Time certainly flies, doesn’t it?

Today marks five years since I started the BiggerPockets Blog (formerly known as “Real Estate Investing for Real”) with a post that set off a revolution! Ok, actually, the first post on this blog, Real Estate Is a Very Hot Investment, was pretty weak, but like most other blogs experimenting with the medium back then, things have progressed. We’ve come a long way since then, and I just wanted to thank everyone who has been a part of this incredible project.

Who would have imagined back then that we’d turn this blog into one of the most respected online real estate magazines around?

In the 5 years that it has been in existence, the BiggerPockets Blog has had:

  • 1,837 articles
  • 53 regular contributors and guest authors

Our top two contributors (besides me), are Charles Feldman with 165 contributions, and Richard Warren with 127 articles.

Thank you to everyone who has written for us, left a comment, or read one of our articles! The next five years are only going to get better, so stick around for the ride!

All my best,
Joshua Dorkin
BiggerPockets.com Founder and Editor of the BiggerPockets Blog
Photo: josephpetepickle

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Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin (@jrdorkin, Google+) founded BiggerPockets.com when he saw a need for free, trustworthy information about real estate investing online. Over the past 12 years, Josh has grown the site from self-funded hobby to full-time job and passion. Today, BiggerPockets brings together over 600,000 members, housing the world’s largest library of real estate content, iTunes’ #1 real estate podcast, and an array of analysis tools, all geared toward helping users succeed.


  1. Josh,

    Congrats on the 5 Year Anniversary! Time does fly by when you are having fun!

    Although I have only been active on the Biggerpockets blog section for the 4 months, I am glad that I came across BiggerPockets.

    I have met some cool investors through this site, and the quality of the stuff on here is excellent.

    Thanks for your work in putting this together.

    “If you build it, they will come”

    Onwards and Upwards,

  2. Richard Warren on

    Congratulations Josh!

    It has been an honor to be a contributor and doing so has helped me tremendously. I contributed my first article on October 16, 2007. Two and a half years and 127 articles later it is still something I look forward to each week. The high point for me was one of my articles gaining the attention of the US Senate Majority Leader. It just shows that BiggerPockets is THE place to be. Keep up the good work!

    • Rich – You’ve been with us for a LONG time now! I always know that I can count on you to provide some valuable insight — the community is lucky to have you! That was pretty cool when we discovered that the blog was being read by some of the most powerful people on the planet . . . I’m honored to have you as a regular contributor and look forward to working together for the foreseeable future. Thank you! Josh

  3. Susan S. McCormcik on

    CONGRATS Joshua, the little genius awoke and brought forth a tool for us all to use and enjoy-hats off to you Josh! And keep it coming on= more good to poureth from all us here at BP!
    Thanks for giving so much!

  4. WOW, 5 years! I know that I have enjoyed the time I have spent. I have not only learned, but have enjoyed eveyone I have met.

    Keep up the great work! You are only going up from here.


    • Thanks, James! BiggerPockets is actually 5 1/2 years old, but the blog has been around for a total of 5. You’ve been a great core member of the community and your ideas, opinions, and knowledge have been helpful to many people. I’m glad to have you as a member of BP!

  5. Congrats on five years. This is a great site, a great community, and has been a wealth of information for me. It’s nice to be part of an online real estate community where people are truly interesting in dispensing helpful advice to the masses.

  6. Congratulations on the 5 years Josh! The site is a wealth of information and I have met a lot of great people here. I am glad you had the vision 5 yrs. ago and I am sure you must be proud of how far this thing has come. Here is to the next 5 Josh….
    .-= Marc Faulkner´s last blog ..Home =-.

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