According to the archive on this site, I’ve been writing this blog for eleven years today – since September 2004.
This is the 2,646th post and there have been 4,263 comments on them over the years.
Lots has changed in that time, personally and professionally. It’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be where I am now without having started it.
It’s done three things, I think:
- helped build my profile over the years, creating all sorts of opportunities
- helped me develop my ideas, from the half baked to the barely lukewarm
- helped me build my network of friends and collaborators
There’s a bunch of other bits too, in that I’m sure I must be a better writer now than I was when I started, and eleven years of fiddling with WordPress have taught me a load about technical stuff (mostly to leave well alone).
I’m so grateful for the folk who read this blog and respond, for the occasional kind words of encouragement I get.
On the very odd occasion that folk ask me for advice on getting on the world of digital and/or government, I almost always suggest people start blogging.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to continue for at least another eleven years.