A milestone – 3 years old (not 4 like I thought!)

Update – My original post was titled “A milestone – 4 years old”. Apparently I can’t count :)  I started the blog in 2006 so it’s my blog’s THIRD birthday! :)

I started this blog on July 14, 2006 with a blog post titled “The Strategic Use of Human Resources“. My first post was an excerpt from a paper I wrote for my MBA program of the same title….not exactly the most exciting stuff in the world but it wasn’t bad.

When I started this blog, I didn’t have a plan. I still really don’t. Many people tell me to pick a topic and focus…perhaps they are right. But that isn’t me. Sure, I can focus….but why should I be forced to do so on my own blog? I see this blog as a place to share my thoughts and help people understand who I am.  I write about what I want but try to remain within the Technology, Strategy, People & Projects arena.

I have found a few topics that are of great interest to me. Specifically the intersection of marketing & technology and how enterprise 2.0 (and 3.0) is changing and will change business in the future.  I’ve also started off The New CIO series where I’m planning on taking a look at the role of the IT group and CIO from a different perspective. So far, I’ve written 3 The New CIO articles and have plans to write one article per week (released every Thursday).  The published articles so far are:

So I’ve finished up 3 years and I’m entering the fourth year and I’m going strong.  I passed the 400 posts mark in June (~2 posts per week) and 1000 comments that same month. I also bumped over 1000 RSS subscribers sometime in 2009…but never really saw when it happened. Twitter and friendfeed have helped grow traffic but at the end of the day, this blog isn’t about traffic…its about delivering good content to those that like to read it.

Top 5 Commented Posts

My Top 5 visited posts

Would you be surprised if I told you that the top 5 keywords from Google had to do with the these top posts? :)  Probably wouldn’t be. What are the top keywords?

  • linear thinking
  • factors affecting productivity
  • bludomain
  • blu domain
  • sitecore review

So…those are the most visited and commented posts on my blog after 3 years…but what about my favorite posts?  Here’s a few (in no particular order):

Hope you’ve enjoyed the time like I have.  And I hope to be on here for much more time to come.

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  • http://www.socialfish.org maddiegrant

    Happy blog day!! Hope there will be many more! :)

  • http://ericbrown.com ericbrown

    Thanks Maddie!

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  • http://blog.threestarleadership.com/ Wally Bock

    Just added you to my RSS feed, Eric.

  • http://blog.threestarleadership.com/ Wally Bock

    Just added you to my RSS feed, Eric.

  • http://ericbrown.com ericbrown

    Thanks for stopping by and adding me to your feed Wally. Take care.

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