My Birthday Cake, and a Blogging Break

Ian Lurie

Today’s my 40th. My staff made me a Kit-Kat Parthenon birthday cake, complete with worshippers:
Kit Kat Parthenon
They swore it had nothing to do with my age.
Also, I’m going to Nova Scotia for 10 days. For 5 of ’em I won’t even have cell access. So no blog posts for a bit. I shall return, more sarcastic and bitter than ever.
Oh: All I want for my birthday, by the way, is more subscribers. Get on that will ya?

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. Hi Ian,
    I love the cake!! first time I saw it.
    Hope you have recovered from any 40th trauma….

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