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Hi, I’m Kevin (known as Message Guy on this site), the creator by night of BirthdayMessages.net since 2012 and a freelance writer by day for over 25 years.
As a writer, I get asked by family and friends to critique their writing all the time. It could be anything — a speech, a poem, an essay, even a CV. Mostly, though, my loved ones ask me to help them write their birthday messages. Yes, their birthday messages.
I can see why people would ask me to come up with birthday wishes, quotes, poems or toasts — it’s not always easy to find the right words to say, especially when it’s the last minute before a party and you only have a few seconds to write a bestseller.
I had been asked so many times to draft birthday messages that it finally dawned on me to dedicate a whole site to them. Anyway, that's exactly what I did with SBI and, over 6,000 birthday wishes, quotes, poems and toasts later, thousands upon thousands of people visit this site to find the perfect way to say "happy birthday" to their loved ones.
You can also create a site like mine with Solo Build It (SBI) and turn one of your favorite hobbies into an online business.
Now when my family and friends need a birthday message, they only have to visit BirthdayMessages.net, home to the web's largest, writer-approved collection of free birthday wishes, birthday quotes, birthday poems and birthday toasts.
And what about me? Well, I also use this site whenever I must fill out a birthday card or eCard. And I always find something just right (if I do say so myself).
As a professional writer and avid reader, I love everything about quotes — from their choice of words to their clever turns of phrase. More than anything else, I love their hidden (and not-so-hidden) messages.
Quotes say so much with so little words — quite ideal for my short attention span and a great way to express my thoughts to others with short attention spans. Why even bother expressing myself? All writers, even the most introspective, are closet extroverts who want to bless the world with their wisdom, even if they don't have any wisdom to share.
For years, I've been sending out my favorite funny, cool and inspirational quotes of the week to my clients in my weekly email (called The Write Stuff), whether they like it or not, just to share my view of the world and the human condition. Most respond in kind, sharing their favorite quotations. It's become a real exchange of ideas. I just love it.
Over time, I wanted to broaden the whole idea behind The Write Stuff and reach out to more people. The Internet, as I soon found out, is a great platform for sharing your passions (the clean ones, in my case) with the world. And because I've written web sites and marketing material for many international companies (for, oh gosh, 25 years or more), I thought it would be fun to write a web site for myself. It hasn't been fun — it's been amazingly, incredibly fun.
Why amazing and incredible? I quickly discovered, quite to my surprise, that birthday wishes, like quotes, have messages that can actually move people — no easy feat nowadays. In fact, since the launch of BirthdayMessages.net, so many people have written to thank me for the birthday wishes, quotes, poems and toasts on the site. That really amazes me. I never expected that response.
With BirthdayMessages.net, saying "Happy Birthday" in a text, sms, e-mail, note, card, eCard, even a speech, is easier than ever. It’s also better than ever, because every free birthday wish, birthday quote, birthday poem and birthday toast on this site is writer-approved.
The result? No spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors like you may find on other sites, so every message is ready to copy, paste and send immediately.
Well, that's enough about me. Now take a look around and find out what this site is all about!