6.13.2007

MicroExplosion - 1st Blogiversary

Today marks a full year of blogging for me here at MicroExplosion. I just checked my post count and there have been 204 posts and 203 comments. The most commented post of the year was just after my daughter was born back in November. The least commented...well...there were plenty of posts that didn't get any response at all.

I've learned so many things by blogging and I'm convinced it was a catalyst for several changes in my life. Professionally speaking, blogging has given me several additional writing outlets (see the "writing and stuff" section over to the right) and created an opportunity to make a transition with my job back in January. Personally, I've been able to connect with so many people I would have never met otherwise. I now know like minded people (some of whom I've even been able to meet in person) all across the United States and Europe.

One year ago tonight I said: "This blog is dedicated to people who want to use the tools of web 2.0 to make an impact on the world." I'm pleased to reflect on the year and see that I stayed on course as if there were a loyal band of readers demanding my adherence to the subject. That was the goal and the goal was achieved, but more importantly I now see that the person who needed this blog most was in fact, me. Though this blog has been a public journey of learning I have recently discovered a deep and exciting personal treasure of application that I anticipate will truly test the things I've learned.

Last year my focus was on learning about web 2.0 tools. This year it's about impacting the world. I can't wait to see what we get to talk about at next year's MicroExplosion blogiversary.

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations, Bill! It's been fun and informative to read your blog. Hope the next year is even better.

justhinking said...

Congrats on your big #1 of which I am sure there will be many more. Keep up the quality posting and hopefully we can do lunch sometime.

Chris Thomas said...

Congrats Bro. Looking forward to many more years of MicroExplosion.

Nathan Moore said...

Congrats, Bill.

Scot Justice said...

Hey Bill, congratulations on your blogs anniversary! Your post prompted me to look and in three days the Virtual CFO Blog will be one year old. Scot

Melanie said...

Congratulations!

Stephen said...

Yo Bill, great blog and congrats on one year and counting. Keep up the good work.

Steve