10 years… Time goes fast!

WOW, really… WOW! It has been 10 years since I started my blog…! And here we are… more than 500 posts later. With more than 300 comments being posted. At the moment this blog has about 7000 visitors per month. My head still cannot fanthom this.

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When I first started it was a kind of attempt to document things I discovered. As someone who has been an active member of the OSS community, I’ve always seen given back to the community as a task of everyone. I often joke that my job is “google premium”. Though when looking at ourselves, we must admit that a big chunk of our job relies on finding the right information. Therefore I always publish my findings online, in the hope that it might help someone else out there. That way we can keep evolving at a great pace. 🙂

 

Anyhow, as closing thought of today ;

Thanks to every single visitor out there!

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Blogversitary : part two

Almost forgot… I’m running this blog for two years now. It started out with a simple post, and it’s grown to 315 posts! So with this post a small shout to all the readers & fellow bloggers!

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Sidenotes
Running a blog for two years gathers up some spam too;

71,562 spams caught, 496 legitimate comments, and an overall accuracy rate of 99.847%.

Or utilizes a bit of bandwith;

on average this blog uses 1,5 to 2 Gigabyte of traffic on a monthly basis, where a lot of the presentations are even stored on other servers.

Catchers & Throwers

Megan Casey said the following on SquidBlog:

You can break most online interactions into two groups:
Catchers and Throwers.

Catching is what you do when you collect friends of friends on Facebook, when you follow Twitterers, when you subscribe to RSS feeds of blogs you like. Catching can be a great way to organize your favorite bits of the web.

Throwing is harder. Lots harder. It’s what you do when you post on your blog, and keep doing it a few times every week. It’s starting a petition on Care2.com and getting people to sign it. It’s what you do when you make lenses about the things, ideas and people that excite you.

One should find the perfect balance between throwing and catching. The trick is to do it judiciously and respectfully. When you like someone’s blog and subscribe to it, drop the person a note and say thanks. When you disagree with a post, don’t bash the blogger, just… disagree.

Throw a lot. Just respect your catchers.

References
SquidBlog
Seth Godin