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I’m really-really humbled. Last time I felt like this was when the Economist’s Business Intelligence Unit included me in their Thought Leadership list. Frankly, I had no idea what I was doing in such esteemed company, and I feel the same way now.
Writing “good” blog content is a tricky task. My favorite posts, which I consider more thoughtful, analytical often get quoted, but generally don’t attract a lot of readers. Then I have some of the quickies, like the Gmail import guide which become all time hits – at least in terms of traffic. I also have ‘accidental’ traffic, like two days ago the tragic earthquake in China sent me over 10k readers – unfortunately, as they really did not find what they came for. (more on this later).
Anyway, the part I really enjoy are the longer analytical pieces – which I don’t often have the time to afford. But back to The Industry Standard list: thanks, guys, again, I am very-very humbled, and appreciate it. And as a bonus, I am especially pleased to be featured together with fellow Enterprise Irregular Vinnie Mirchandani.
Wow, again… all I can say, I’ll try to keep up with the The Standard.