My own little retrospective on writing this blog…this experiment.
Some general stats (after about 6 months):
- 509 users (42.7 returning users)
- +1400 page views
- Avg Duration 1:20
- 47 published posts
- 27 comments
- Conference and Certification related posts get the most retweets/views
- Posted on Twitter and LinkedIn
What I’ve liked:
- People from my past have reached out to me. I love hearing from them and seeing how are paths are different yet similar.
- Meeting brand new people. The resume post had tons of people reaching out to me directly about how they could relate.
- Short and focused. I have intentionally tried to keep posts short (under 2 min reads). I don’t feel this overwhelming angst to write something if it’s only a few short paragraphs.
- Reflection time. Although the posts are short, I’m able to think and get things out there.
- The pace. Posting once a week has been doable with keeping up the schedule. I typically have about 4-6 posts written out so I don’t feel angst if I can’t get to it that week.
What I’ve not been thrilled about:
- Post engagement. Public comments are rare and I have them in four places, blog – linkedin – twitter – facebook. I get way more direct emails sent to me. I don’t want to feel like I’m just sharing in the state of “who listen to me. I have something important to say.” I want the interaction.
- I often question the value of continuing. Every time I think, this is not very valuable, I get lots of interaction/views on a post or direct emails. So I think it does help but it’s so hard to tell.
For now, I wanted to just check in. I am not going to make changes and I want to revisit in three months. Then I’ll see what I want to do differently. This is post is simply transparency 🙂