The inspiration for this post comes from my friend, Tracy van der Schyff, who recently tweeted about the overwhelming growth of her blog stats and how hard work and passion have earned her those results. I couldn’t agree more.
I consider Tracy the gold standard for goal-setting and blogging (she’s done 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365… TWICE!!!) – if you haven’t checked out her blog, do it now and you’ll see what I mean: https://tracyvanderschyff.com/
To my readers, followers, and supporters:
I want to thank you for supporting me and my blog. I’m completely blown away by the growth it’s had over the past 2 years – we’re only at the half-way point of 2018 and already I’ve surpassed last year’s total! Wow.
I say this not to blow my own horn, but to demonstrate the realization that everyone (even me) has something to contribute based on their own experiences and in their own way. Your ‘way’ may come in the form of a blog, a podcast, writing a book, speaking about something you’re passionate/knowledgeable about, volunteering for a tech community group, mentoring others, building a product, informally supporting others, or contributing in a multitude of other ways.
I see examples of these every day from many of you and, in turn, I’ve reaped the benefit of your willingness to share. If it helps someone else and you love doing it, they’re all worthwhile.
If I’ve helped even a few of you in your Office 365 and SharePoint endeavors through my blog posts, I’ll consider my efforts a success. Either way, I love what I do and I’m having fun doing it so thank you!
No idea where you get the time ! But you have encouraged me to start posting so thanks for that.
Your posts are always clear and concise and always worth reading.
Thanks Ian! That’s awesome!
Your posts always help me learn something–and I feel they are often geared to those of us who perhaps are not developers/coders/IT inclined, i.e. more from the business side of things. I may not follow it all, or feel I can implement a solution myself, but I usually understand the concepts and the situations, etc., and that to me is invaluable in a learning journey: I know where to focus myself next! Your blog names and the simple (non-jargon) way you write are important also to catch (and keep) a non-technical user’s eye. Like you, I too love Tracy van der Schyff blogs and YouTube series–and many others who know how to really help us newbies. Thank you so much for devoting your time!
Thank you Andrea! I really appreciate this feedback and it makes me feel good about helping you out! 🙂