born in early March of 1996.
It's creator, Michael
S. Bledsoe, had the idea that the Internet offered an opportunity to
"put some good out into the world" at a very low cost.
Michael had a interest
in personal growth, and a keen respect for the power of the mind and its
ability to influence what happens to a person in the present and the
He started sending some
of his favorite quotations to friends on his personal email address
book. Soon, he began to receive requests to be "put on the
list" from people he did not even know.
Since this small
beginning, Inspire has grown through word of mouth to over 30,000
A couple years ago,
Inspire began to carry ads at the bottom of the message. While the
ad revenue was not much to "write home about", it did begin to
help cover the cost of sending out the approximately 1 million messages
per month that now go out from Inspire.
Now, Michael's son Beau
has joined the effort to bring Inspire to more and more people, and
Inspire is taking on the trappings of a very small business. Soon,
Inspire will begin to be listed on search engines. A new web site
has been created, and located on a server at www.inspirelist.com.