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
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!