Vegard Sandvold

Now (Hopefully) Even More Useful!

When I started this blog a year ago, I set myself some mighty ambitious goals. I dreamt of writing 2-3 blog posts a week, to have 1000+ subscriber by this time, to arrange a small search user experience conference here in Oslo (!), and to write a short e-book.

Now – a year later, I have written 26 blog posts (2 per month), there are 164 comments (roughly 1:6 post/comment ratio), I got 153 RSS subscribers, 61 followers on Twitter, and I started writing the e-book. Conference… forget about it icon smile Now (Hopefully) Even More Useful!

I say it’s a modest success, and it makes me happy. Happy to share my passion with you, but not complacent. I intend to continue blogging about search user experience, in my own slow pace. Why – because I love it! I love to write down my thoughts (helps me remember), and I love the conversations it sparks with you – the engaged and enlightened reader.

Hoping to make this blog even more useful for you, I did a small redesign over the holidays. I’ve added a more prominent Twitter feed (still working on it), and the footer now contains fresh RSS feeds for other great sites about search & user experience. I hope you find something you like there, in addition to future blog posts coming from yours truly.

Here are my blogger’s New Years resolutions:

  • Tweet more – I hope to fill @thingsontop with useful links to search & UX related articles, for your pleasure.
  • Upload a few presentations to SlideShare.
  • Keep writing in-depth articles on search user experience – the fastest growing quiz sensation on the Interwebz.

Thank you all for sharing this experience with me!

Cheers,
Vegard

One Response

  1. Jon Gunnar Wold
    Jon Gunnar Wold January 7, 2010 at 15:30 |

    Keep up the good work!

    I look forward to seeing your presentations as well. Happy new year :-)

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