FIVE years ago today I posted my first article on MrFixitsTips.co.uk. Little did I know the huge success it would turn in to.
I've given away an estimated £10,000+ in free bets, not to mention bundles of cash, an iPad mini and tickets to various football matches and sporting events.
Between myself and my various teammates we've posted almost 7500 articles and received more than half a million comments – forging one of the best online betting communities on the internet. We've seen people come and go from all corners of the world and welcomed more than 2.5 million unique visitors to the site.
It's been quite a journey. Thanks to all of you that have been part of it so far.
So what next?
It's fair to say the current site has outgrown our modest ambitions of those early days so I'm working hard behind the scenes with our team to revamp MrFixitsTips.co.uk.
We'll be relaunching the site in the coming weeks, bringing you brand new features so you can share even more tips across more leagues and sports. A brand new forum will put you in control, allowing you to set the agenda and to post your own bets, challenges and tips.
We'll also make it easier to make the most of our community. You'll be able to follow other members, see their comments and join groups and discussions on everything from Superleague Rugby to supporting Clydebank!
But we want to know what you want. We might not be able to accommodate all your requests and some of them we may already be planning but let us know in the comments section below what you'd like to see from the site, how you'd like to see it grow again over the years to come and your ideas on how we can keep it one of the leading betting sites on the web.
Here's to the next five years!