One year of blogging

July 22, 2009
I just noticed that its been a year since my first post and thought I'd take a moment to reflect on the experience....

I set out with a goal of writing 2-3 posts a month and have managed to write 28 articles over 12 months so I feel pretty good about that. Most of the time I've gotten excited about something I accomplished or learned during the week. The process of writing it up turned out to be as much of a learning experience for myself as the original discovery. As they say "Teaching is the best way to learn"!

I've been most surprised how easy it is to get to the top of a Google Search results list (for very specific searches of course). With my Google Analytics tracking I can see more than 1/2 of my hits coming from search engines and not all of them are me searching for my own name :) Its been great when I've gotten comments from people I don't know (especially when the comments are positive).

Writing this blog has also helped turn my focus outward so I'm not only working on internal projects at my company but feel (in a small way) a part of the broader community.

I hope to continue in the coming year as I'm having a lot of fun so far ...