Here's an amazing thought. I could stop blogging today (don't worry - I'm not going to) and you could go back to the beginning and read a different post every day for almost three years. This is my 1000th post.
Sometimes I go back through my old posts and I think, "Wow, this is good. This is helpful stuff." I love the fact that I've created this resource just sitting out there for people to use.
Writing this blog has had a huge impact on my business/career. When I started it after hearing John Porcaro talk about his experience blogging, I was at a stage where it was clear that it was time to expand my presence beyond the local Seattle market. I realized that blogging was the perfect way to do that.
Much of the media attention I've gotten in the last three years has come as a result of journalists finding my blog and contacting me for an interview. My involvement with Motto magazine was fed at least in part by my active blogging. And by now many of my clients first find out about me by stumbling across my blog.
Blogging has allowed me to develop the voice of my writing. It feels much more fluid and natural than it was when I started. I'm not sure if it has actually changed much, but it flows more freely now.
I've encountered some amazing people along the way. When I started the blog in September 2003, I had to really search to find other people writing blogs on careers, etc. Now there are all sorts of amazing blogs out there (check out both the career blogs and blogroll list in the right hand column). Blogging has opened the door to connecting with some really fabulous people around the world doing some really fabulous work.
And last but absolutely not least, I've loved what YOU bring to the table. I'm constantly learning and having new ideas sparked by your commnents and e-mails.
So thank you for coming and reading what I have to say. Thank you for your comments along the way, and thank you for the links to this blog. I appreciate it, and I'm looking forward to more of all of the above.
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