One Year of Blogging!

cupcake1.jpgClose to one year ago I started this little blog with the post Lean or Six Sigma?. Truth be told I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing (and am still learning) but knew I loved to write. I also knew I loved teaching people about lean and six sigma. So I thought… why not?

So here we are 245 posts, 547 comments, and my favorite stat 1,153 spam comments later (thank goodness for Askimet). When I first started the blog I checked my page visits and views stats daily. Same thing for my Feedburner subscriber stats. And with all this checking, yeah, I almost lost my mind.

Well you will be happy to know I have gotten over this little sickness and pretty much never check my stats.  Thus there will be no big bold statement about how many tens of thousands of visits and views I have had.  For those interested there have been tens of thousands of both from all over the world.  But in the end if this blog helped just 1 person along their journey to make things better I am happy. 

Well, to celebrate my “almost one year anniversary” I thought I would offer some of my favorite posts from each month. Some of these posts recieved lots of comments while others were just fun to write. So let’s get to it!

January 2007

February 2007

March 2007

April 2007

May 2007

June 2007

July 2007

August 2007

September 2007

October 2007

November 2007

December 2007

Wow!  You don’t really realize how much stuff you talk about on a blog over a year!  I can only imagine how neat this will be in 5 or 6 years.

In 2008 I am planning, what I think is, some pretty cool stuff.  I will probably aim to post 2 to 3 times per week instead of the daily posting I attempted to do early on.  That is just too tough with a demanding job and a wife and 3 kiddos.  Plus I began to feel pressure to post something – even if it was some news story 4 other bloggers already commented on – which ultimately hurt my creativity.  A little hansei helped me figure this out.

I am also planning to venture into new territories with the blog… it’s not podcasting or free downloads in case that is your guess.  You will just have to stay tuned to see what the surprise is.  I am pretty excited about it. 

Until then, thanks for reading my blog in 2007.  I wish you all the best – personally and professionally – in 2008!

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2 Comments

  1. Mark Graban

    December 31, 2007 - 8:24 am

    Ron, you’ve been a fine addition to the blogosphere, best wishes for 2008!!!

  2. Ron Pereira

    December 31, 2007 - 8:41 am

    Thanks Mark. I gained a tremendous amount of inspiration from you… thank you for that!

    Keep up the great work and let’s grab coffee soon. All the best Mark.