This is my 100th blog post on Collaborative Journeys. Whoopee! I started blogging in January 2009. I promised myself I’d stick it out for one year. I’m still at it. I’m hoping that’s a good thing, for both you (the reader) and me!
Blogging is not my job. I don’t get paid for doing it. Yet, it does provide me with opportunities; to connect and converse with interesting people; to distil and share ideas I believe in; to promote collaborative people, organizations and communities, and to expand my professional network and profile.
Even though I’m a minnow in an ocean of bloggers, I appreciate each comment, each email, each interaction with you the reader. Thank you! It is energizing.
Some blog stats
Just the facts… My first post was January 30, 2009. I’ve posted regularly, usually once per week. Sometimes twice. Currently, 30 people subscribe to my blog. Since inception, there have been approximately 8,000 unique visitors to my blog, and 400+ comments. Here’s what those visitor numbers squiggle out as on my Analytics timeline:
Some popular posts…
To-date, the 5 most viewed posts, measured by # of unique visitors, are:
- 27 ways Filipinos create successful, collaborative e-Governance projects
- Constellation Collaboration: an inspired model for multi-organizational collaboration
- The good farmer: An expert in relationships and sustainability
- Ten Thousand Villages: Working with Haitian artisans past, present & future!
- On Communities of Practice, Knowledge, and Trees
Other popular posts include:
- Are you welcome in your neighbourhood?
- Heritage wheat movement godmother advocates for communities that connect people, plant, and place
- Be a better mediator: 5 jazz learning techniques worth investing in
- WordCamp Victoria 2009 25 reasons it was an outstanding event
- Relying on your intuition may be your best decision in times of uncertainty
For the last year, I’ve also been dabbling in video. To-date, I’ve posted 20+ on my YouTube channel, Collaborativeways. The most viewed have been:
- Stacey Toews from Level Ground Trading
- Joel Payumo: Mayor of Dinalupihan
- Victoria Contra Dance: January 2010
- What topics interest you most on this blog?
- Do you prefer the ideas/techniques/tips stuff or the stories/profiles?
- What “something” would you like me to do more of, on this blog?
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