Happy 1st anniversary Analytical-Mind
It has already been 1 year since I published my first blog post. As I quickly figured out, Blogging is like training! It requires time, energy, and commitment and when it is done regularly, it is a great exercise for the mind.
In the 154 posts published since the beginning, my blog has evolved – a lot. I admit, I originally had no real focus and mostly expressed personal opinions.
- Since I like to read, in the beginning I was publishing book reviews which eventually led me to share my virtual bookshelf.
- After joining Pyxis, I naturally started discussing Scrum and Agile principles.
- I then moved on to Agile Business Intelligence which was more technical in nature and attempted to launch a collaborative book.
- Until I discovered something I was much more passionate about – Leadership and Strategy.
- Once in a while, I would point out Other interesting blog posts.
- For several months now, I have been focusing mostly on new organizational structures, communities and agile management.
Finally, my most popular posts were:
- How I failed as a Product Owner and the lessons I learnt in the process
- The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Applying Game Theory to Agile Contracting
- My Virtual Bookshelf
- Less projects were reported to be successful in 2008
- Scrum Artifact: Burn Down Chart
In order to improve my blog moving forward, I did a 1-year retrospective and I asked myself 3 simple questions.
What do I feel I did well?
Although there were times when I didn’t publish for a few weeks, I remained committed to maintaining the blog. Not all posts have the same depth but I try to share my perspective and discuss a different way of doing things with the objective of improving people’s quality of life at the office and improving the return on organizational investments.
What do I feel I didn’t do well?
Until I decided which track to follow, I wasn’t focused. It was difficult to retain readers since they didn’t know what to expect.
What do I need to start doing?
Increase collaboration with other bloggers and stay focused on the topics of innovative management, new organizational structures, and leadership.