Yup, my first post on the HR Technology Discussion Board was 2 years ago today and I’ve posted over 500 times since then. You have also written over 1000 comments. About 2000 of you read this site directly on a daily basis, and we’re syndicated on sites such as “The Industry Radar” where we created a site record of 9800 views for our HRIT post.
No matter how many people are reading, it’s the conversations that really make this worthwhile and I’d like to thank a few people for continuing to engage me in discussion and for their incredible insight this year. I know I’ve missed some, so I might update the page:
Andrew Marritt, Chuck Allen, Colin Kingsbury, Donald Glade, Gautam Ghosh, Howard Gerver, Jason Averbook, Jason Corsello, Jeff Hunter, Lavinia Weissman, Lexy Martin, Martin Snyder, Michael Specht, Naomi Bloom, Romuald Restout, The Other Systematic, Tom O’Brien
It’s also been a trying year where I’ve dealt with attorneys, battled people stealing my content, and generally run into issues with the cost of running the site. What started as a place for me to record my thoughts on the industry that only I would ever want to read has certainly turned into an interesting but fulfilling “hobby.” Yes, I do have a real job that averages 65+ hour weeks. Jeff describes his similar situation as a labor of love, and I view it the same way: an opportunity to bring value to the community and an assumption that we’re smarter than what’s provided on the mainstream sites.
Give me a comment or two letting me know if you have any feedback, or tell me what you’d like to read about this coming year. Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, and e-mailed me. I look forward to our continued discussions.