Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy birthday Kaizen-Analytics!

What a cute 1 year birthday cake, isn't it?
One year ago, I started this blog – going one level further in my Web Analytics passion (or “geekiness” if you prefer :-)). 37 posts later, it is time to blow the first candle. The first one of a long serie? Well, I hope so.

It is personally an “emotional” milestone for me. I can not hide that this experience has been really thrilling. Yes, really. Running this blog is very exciting & lot of fun (told you, I am a Web Analytics geek - no way I can hide it). But most important, it is rich in learning.

But it would not have been possible without you – yes you, behind your screen (or PDA, smartphone or whatever device). You, who spent time reading my posts, leaving comments or to forwarding/retweeting posts. You who added me to your blogroll or sent me encouraging emails. Maybe it is a bit cliché but I sincerely want to thank you all for your contribution – whether passive or active. This experience would make no sense without you.

And thank also to the 300+ (and steadily growing) faithful subscribers.

A quick look back…
This blog allowed me to share some of my personal experience, bringing in a practioner perspective that I think is sometimes missing in this world of Web Analytics gurus, experts and consultants.

It gave me the opportunity to extend my skills and expertise by testing and discovering things that I couldn’t not learn directly through my work (e.g. Google Analytics, 4Q Surveys, Twitter….). And that I could use for my work afterward. And how one can learn about blogs and social media without using these? After all the social media revolution is on the way. Better get ready!

Bit on the downside, I found out difficult to get “conversation” started – it took time before people really start commenting or interacting. And there were few ideas of post that couldn’t make it. Especially few ones relating more to Kaizen principles and processes. But the adventure is not over, so these will be for the coming year. Promised!

What’s next?
Well, I will do my best to keep up (or even improve) with current level of quality – I have still many ideas on my list – and with frequency. I have to admit that it has been a bit quiet over the two last months but I took time to enjoy the most important thing in my life – family. And you all know - children grow so fast… (Still, I am already preparing the future – see pic below ;-))
It is never too early to learn Web Analytics - especially with a book like that one

I will continue to share my experience, opinions & ideas from a practioner point of view but if you have any suggestion or wish, please let me know. These would more than welcome.

Again, thank you all for reading my blog.

Cheers!
Now let's have a piece of that cake!


And special thanks to my wife for supporting me in this initiative.
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