A purpose is important. Equally important is a direction. Perhaps even more is to have a goal.
When I started the blog I set goals for myself, mostly for motivation purposes. Three comments for each blog post (qualitative goal) and to get a Technorati ranking of under 10,000 by December 2006 (quantitative goal).
I am so thrilled that Occam’s Razor met that goal in three months! I am quite amazed at that because I did not think there would be enough people interested in the content to read it and link to it (or debate it on their blogs).
There is a lot of good content on the web and the reason the blog achieved its goal so fast is because you read it, because you comment on it (I like you just a smidgen more!), because you link to it, because you help evangelize it. I am deeply grateful for your support and help. Thank you.
May 16th 2006:
Aug 16th 2006:
The interesting thing is that on the goal page I wrote that it would take me 530 links from 162 sites to get to under 10k. The latter number, unique sites, is more important in the ranking. It is a testament to how fast the blogospehere is growing that it took 622 links from 225 blogs to get to that goal. So competition is immense, and that is a good thing.
Thanks again so very much (Now that my goal is met I can close shop and move on! Just kidding).
Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Tips, Reports and Best Practices post coming tomorrow.