This blog is now five years old! I can’t believe it!! If you can’t either, I can prove it: here’s my very first post.
It’s been quite a ride. For the first three and a half years it was pretty quiet around here with wildly irregular posting and just a few faithful readers. And then, last year, it took off like crazy. The day before my own birthday, incidentally.
- This is post number 1,203
- There are 5,325 comments on the site
- Akismet, the spam blogging software I use, has blocked 167,674 spam comments. Sheeesh!
- In the last year, this blog has been read by 1.5 million(!) people.
I feel truly grateful and proud to work on something this… big. And it makes me really happy because it tells me that people all over the world have a deep, lasting interest in happiness at work.
Some of my proudest moments with the blog have been:
- Writing posts that get read by tens of thousands of people
- Getting feedback, ideas, tips and criticism from so many nice people
- Getting email from a lady in Hong Kong who quit her crappy job because of something she read here
- Being invited to speak in India, because of the blog
- Asking for help and getting it
Now: if you’d like to give this blog a birthday present, I ask for the gift of feedback! I’d love to ask you:
- What do you like about this blog?
- What could I do to make the blog more useful to you and even more popular?
- What has been the most inspiring or useful thing you’ve learned here, that has helped you become happier at work?
If you’d like to answer one or more of these questions, please write a comment.
And most of all: Thank you for reading this blog!