Happy birthday to us!
That means we’ve been at this caper for two whole years!
In that time, our 200-odd posts have garnered 4650 comments.
Of all these responses, we’ve only had to modify two to keep things cordial.
Given the rabid tone of much online discussion (check YouTube if don’t believe me) I think this is an extraordinary achievement.
Also remarkable is the generosity of you, the reader.
The ideas and experiences you’ve brought to this forum have left me open mouthed with wonder and gratitude on countless occasions.
Off & On Topic
We’ve covered a broad spectrum of topics.
Some have sunk like stones.
Others have generated surprisingly intense debate.
That, and anything to do with telcos.
Checking over our first two posts, I see that many of the people who commented then are still with us today.
It seems good friends last.
Our subscription base, strangely, looks to have peaked at around 130. I imagine this is because people are already drowning in emails.
If, however, you know of a more sinister reason, I’d love you to share it.
Naomi and I are jolly keen to make this blog as interesting, useful and relevant as possible.
No retrospective would be complete without a genuflection of gratitude to our guest posters.
These kind, clever cats injected fresh blood just when we needed it most.
Naomi mentioned the other day that MYOB plans to keep this blog going for the foreseeable future.
In the blindingly motile world of social media, this is a rare commitment.
So, as Young Mister Grace would say, ‘You’ve all done very well!’
Thank you so much for your energy and support.
Now that I’ve done my warm fuzzies, I’d like to ask what you get from this blog.
It must be something, or you wouldn’t keep coming back.
I’ve gained contacts, clients, gigs, ideas, insights and learnings.
How about you?
What have you gained?
And what can I do to see you get more?
In other words:
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire