From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHumility is a quality or characteristic ascribed to a person who is considered to be humble. A humble person is generally thought to be unpretentious and modest: someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others. The concept of humility in various religions is often much more precise and extensive. Humility is not to be confused with humiliation, which is the act of making someone else feel ashamed, and is something completely different.I start this blog with this definition since humbleness is what I need this evening. I started this blog a few weeks ago and wasn’t sure what to expect. I have always enjoyed writing, even as young boy in elementary school. I am also passionate about Lean and Six Sigma so I thought what the heck, let’s give it a shot.
Well nothing could have prepared me for what was about to happen. I hoped to have at least 50 people visit my blog in the first two weeks. Guess what happened?
Google Analytics tells me, as of this evening, that I have had 415 visits and 788 page views! Now some of my friends at other popular blogs (see links to the left) likely get this many hits in a day but I am proud and humbled by this nonetheless.
The coolest thing is I have had people from the following places visit the blog:
– United States
– United Kingdom
– Sri Lanka
– United Arab Emirates
– Costa Rica
All I can say is wow. I never expected this and want to thank everyone who has taken the time to check in.
I also want to thank a few fellow bloggers and friends.
First, I would like to thank Jon Miller from Gemba Research for inspiring me to start this blog. I have known Jon for a few years and honestly believe he is the top Lean expert in America running the top Lean consulting firm in West. Let me define top – that would be the best, number 1. I am humbled by the plug he gave me tonight over on his most excellent blog. Thank you Jon. I look forward to learning from you many years to come.
Next I would like to thank Mike Wroblewski over at Got Boondoggle? Mike was the first to give me a plug and much of my traffic is due to this! Thank you Mike, keep up the good work my friend.
Last, let me explain the most interesting story of all. I came across the Lean Blog from a link on Got Boondoggle? I really liked what I saw so I shot the blog owner, Mark Graban, an email introducing myself. Well after a few emails back and forth we realized that not only do we live in the same town (Keller, TX) we attend the same church! How ironic is this?
Well, that about sums up my first few amazing weeks of blogging. I am planning on jazzing the page up a bit with the help of some folks that understand this HTML stuff much better than I. I also have lots of ideas of future blog topics. If you have any recommendations please drop me a line.
So, again, thank you to all. I look forward to a long blog relationship with all of my new friends from around the world.
Until next time, I wish you all the best on your journey towards continuous improvement.