I started with this blog exactly one year ago (July 13th 2012). The perfect moment to reflect.
Type of content
When I started blogging, I was not entirely sure yet which topic to emphasise. I chose the subtitle “about agile, digital and advertising”, still considering which of these 3 would become my main focus.
I had a goal in mind of writing at least 2 posts per month. I ended up with 28 posts, a little more than expected.
When I classify the posts into a limited set of categories, it looks like this:
- stories on putting lean and agile into practice: 9 posts
- philosophic, cultural or theoretical reflections on lean and agile: 10 posts
- other: 9 posts
Based on analytics, this is the top 10 of the most read articles:
- How to peel off a sticky note
- Game of Thrones. Why every Project Manager has to be a Man of the Night’s Watch
- Computer says no – What Little Britain teaches us about agile project management
- Lean from the Trenches in practice: how we mixed Scrum and Kanban to get the job done
- Mindtunes. Google’s Agile Creativity applied
- Agile at home. How your refrigerator will save your life
- Teaching lean and agile at Mica Lessius
- Why account managers are pigs
- 4 reasons why you should stop using the word ASAP
- How Google ran off with my island in the Caribbean – Agile in advertising agencies
Note that the 2 most popular posts have the least to do with digital, agile and advertising. 🙂
What did I learn from one year of blogging?
First of all, writing in English. I already wrote a lot in Dutch (I did an internship at a national newspaper), but now writing goes a lot more fluent.
The biggest learning however, was that it forces me to reflect a lot more on the things I care about. And thus helps me build a clear understanding of what agile project and process management is all about.
I’m working on a new ultra hyper secret project closely related to this blog. You’ll find a hint in the Caribbean Google article. More news in September!