May 10, 2011
Blogiversary, Part VII
Today marks the seventh anniversary of OnlyOnce. I haven’t marked the date with a post in three years, but here was my last such post (with links to prior posts in it). In sum up until now, my reasons for blogging have been written up as:
- “Thinking” (writing short posts helps me crystallize my thinking)
- “Employees” (one of our senior people once called reading OnlyOnce “getting a peek inside Matt’s head)
- My book reviews help me crystallize my takeaways from books and serve as a bit of a personal reference library
- I like writing and don’t get to do it often
After seven years, though, I’m going to add another important point of value for me for writing OnlyOnce: now, at 672 posts (including 27 that are scheduled but not yet posted – easy a record for me), this blog now serves as a repository for me of my own lessons learned, best practices, anecdotes, and aphorisms. Thanks to Lijit, it’s easy for me and others to search. Thanks to the new WordPress format and design by my friends at Slice of Lime, the categories and tagging make it much easier to navigate.
I probably get one question a week from a fellow CEO or prospective entrepreneur or employee that, instead of typing out an answer or setting up a meeting, I can actually just send a link as a starting point. Sometimes there are follow-up questions, sometimes there aren’t. But the blog is proving to be a very efficient form of documentation.