Happy Birthday To Us!

This month is the 1 Year Anniversary for this Business Continuity Blog page.  And you thought we couldn’t keep it going for a whole year! ;-)  Our first article on this blog was posted on July 16, 2011.  Since that time, we have posted 130 articles on the topics of business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness and crisis management.  Who knew we had so much to say … watch it!

Over the past year, we have had over 5,600 unique views of our blog page – not too shabby for a page in such a specific and unique field of expertise.  And, we sincerely thank each and every one of you who invested your valuable time to see what it is we had to say (or write about).  We especially thank all of you who have come back to check us out periodically throughout the year.

We added the facebook “Like” option to our page about ¾ of the way through the year and have received a good number of “likes” on certain articles.  By doing so, you have helped promote our site to others in your facebook network to help broaden our exposure, and, for that, we thank you.

The page views have continuously trended up throughout the year, so we know our reach is expanding and our audience is growing, this is all the incentive we need going into year two to make sure we keep the page fresh and add new content.

We have invited you to also participate as guest bloggers on our page and have had a couple individuals express interest in doing so and anxiously await their entries to post to our page.  If you would like to post your articles here, just let us know.

We have worked hard to get this page recognized by Internet search engines and have been successful in getting this page listed as the number 1 or 2 entry when doing a search on “Business Continuity Blogs”.  This, we think, is mainly achieved by the number of fresh, updates we post to the site.

By the number of spam messages we have received throughout the year – over 8,800! – it is obvious that our page is easily found.

The one thing that we would like to have done better is, to have achieved more comments on our posts.  Over the past year we only received 45 comments on our articles.  Not a bad number, but we were hoping this forum would generate more conversation.  Comments help us to assess whether or not we are addressing the right topics and help you to educate us (and other readers) on other techniques and practices that you have found to work for you and your organizations.

Overall, it has been a fun year.  Sometimes we are challenged to come up with fresh, new content, but, through incidents and other forums, we have been able to find new and unique ideas to post about.  We anticipate the same for year two.

So, if you are reading this and have enjoyed our page over the past year, or even if you are reading your first post on this site, we would gladly accept your birthday present as a comment on this article to help propel us into year two knowing there are people out there celebrating along with us.  Thanks.

Thank you for your input.