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.