Happy Birthday, UNACCEPTABLE!
Posted by chads on October 25, 2007
Well, I’ve been at this for about a year now. Time to take a step back and evaluate. First, some trivia:
-The blog is averaging about 40 views a day, mostly people who search for random things like “rash”.
-There has been an upward trend in the number of views. September 2007 was the month with the most views at 1166.
-Akismet has protected my site from 4,812 spam comments.
Anyway, here are the purposes for this blog that I outlined a year ago (notice that “get lots of people to look at it” is not one of them):
- VENT. Like most bloggers, I guess, I’ve got stuff in my head that I think everyone else should hear about.
- CREATE COMMUNITY. I believe strongly that change comes about when people discuss, compromise, and collaborate. I’d like to get to know others interested in global health. I hope that this blog serves as a way to keep in touch over time, regardless of where we might be. Perhaps we can even make a difference.
- EXPLORE IDEAS. I’d like this to be a venue to discuss recent studies, news, and ideas related to global health.
- ANNOUNCE OPPORTUNITIES.
Overall, I’d say that the blog has not been a success. I have been able to vent, but it’s getting to the point that I’ve vented enough, so that doesn’t motivate me much anymore. I really think that my primary purpose in starting this blog is the second reason listed above: help create community. I don’t think that’s happened, and I’m not sure why. The third and fourth purposes listed above have been met, but not nearly to the degree that I had hoped.