These are a few of my favourite things

by Lee Hopkins on December 28, 2005 · 7 comments

in miscellaneous

These are a few of my favourite people I’m here at BetterComms Towers, just taking a moment from cooking a barbeque whilst gazing out at the glorious Adelaide hills, drenched as they are by a deliciously warm late afternoon sun, to consider what I am grateful for.

Gosh, it’s been a phenomenally fast year. It was only in March that I first started blogging; April that I started corresponding with Shel and Neville over at FIR (and July when I started presenting semi-regular reports).

Since then I have the following to be grateful for:

  • The good friendships of and ongoing conversations with Allan Jenkins, Donna Papacosta and Ben Hamilton
  • The joy of seeing Heidi Miller quite deservedly go from strength to strength in her own business
     
  • The ongoing contribution to FIR and the very kind support of Shel and Neville. Knowing how much it takes to create a podcast, it continues to stun me that they do it twice per week (at a minimum). They are my online mentors and I look to them as worthy leaders in this new communication environment
     
  • The incredible offer by Ben Hamilton to host my blog and podcast on DynamicWebHosting‘s servers
     
  • Blossoming new friendships with Dan York, Donna Tocci and Sallie Goetsch 
  • New consulting opportunities in the Middle East as a direct result of my main website
     
  • A personal invitation to converse with techies
     
  • An average of nearly 100 regular readers of this humble blog per day, and around 200 listeners to my irregular podcast (and I’m sorry it’s becoming irregular; recent tight deadlines have kept me away from my microphone)
     
  • The opportunity to share with a community of like-minded souls my passionate belief in the power of the written word to positively influence business.
     

I have a feeling in my bones that 2006 is going to be a good, even great, year for many of us. I trust you share with me the same optimism and I thank you for joining me on the journey thus far — I will work hard to provide enough good content that you will choose to stick around.

Kindests,
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  • http://tidbitsandmore.blogspot.com/ Donna Tocci

    Lee – I am quite touched that you mentioned me in your post today! Thank you for your kindness and patience with my attempt to begin blogging. I, too, look forward to conversing more with you in the very near future! All the best to you for a wonderful New Year filled with good health for you and your family!
    Donna

  • http://tidbitsandmore.blogspot.com Donna Tocci

    Lee – I am quite touched that you mentioned me in your post today! Thank you for your kindness and patience with my attempt to begin blogging. I, too, look forward to conversing more with you in the very near future! All the best to you for a wonderful New Year filled with good health for you and your family!
    Donna

  • http://www.author-izer.com/ Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with “s

    Hey, Lee!

    Thanks for the mention. Discovering your sense of humor and creating the Podcast Institute rank high on my favorite things list, too.

    Cheers,
    Sallie

  • http://www.author-izer.com Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with “sketch”)

    Hey, Lee!

    Thanks for the mention. Discovering your sense of humor and creating the Podcast Institute rank high on my favorite things list, too.

    Cheers,
    Sallie

  • Lee

    My pleasure, girls! You are both very positive additions to my life this year and I look forward to even more humour, joy and good conversation in 2006.

    Kindests,
    Lee

  • Lee

    My pleasure, girls! You are both very positive additions to my life this year and I look forward to even more humour, joy and good conversation in 2006.

    Kindests,
    Lee

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