Well it is one year today (22 August) since I published the first post on the Knowledge Futures blog.
I had no real plans when I set out to have a set number of posts per week or any other goals. Simply, I wanted to enter the blogosphere world, test the medium personally, self-publish some little snippets that I thought were interesting, and engage with others in the virtual world. The kick up the bum to get me started was the KM Australia conference last year when I talked about infoluenza and people wanted to find out more about it (that paper still has not been written and is not going to be for a while yet!). I’m happy to say that the word infoluenza is now in the web lexicon from which it has gone from zero (only misspellings) to 30 or so sites on a google search where you can find a reference to it.
For those who are interested, in the past year, there have been 88 blog posts of which about two thirds were in the first six months. I think I am just a bit busier these days – I certainly feel it! There have been about 10,000 page views. I’ve had more comments (excluding spam) than posts which I’ll take as a good sign. My technorati ranking is 15. And I’m constantly amazed at the search results that people use to track down this site.
Enough of the history – what of the plans for the second year of the knowledgefutures blog. I’m not sure what is in store. One of my main struggles is the tension that I have in blogging on work-related matters. As a public servant, I am unable to publish many of the things that I do at work which otherwise go unreported (and there are some really interesting things there!). There are as far as I know no blogs by public servants in Victoria apart from VPSCIN.
So I have only one goal for the next year and that is there will be at least 100 posts in the next year (that’s two per week and I feel comfortable that this is achievable).
Do any of the readers out there have any other goals that I should strive for? Happy for them to be stretch goals but I do have other priorities in my life!