The year in review

320px-Fireworks_5049I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year. In 2014, I published 17 new posts, which is a bit less than 2013 (20 posts). Topics included Information technology, economics, automation, education and poetry. Although the volume of content decreased, the total page views increased by 48% and average views per day increased by 75%. By far, the most viewed post was Considering “The Second Machine Age,” for which I thank Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of the book, for his shout out on Twitter:

Looking at the statistics, three other posts deserve honorable mention:

Over the past year, I’ve also begun publishing material in two other places:

I plan to continue writing for IBM and MIT in 2015. With just over two years of blogging behind me, I’ve come to imagine four stages of blogging:

  1. Content: Creating quality content
  2. Credibility: Gaining positive reader feedback
  3. Community: Connecting with others who have similar interests
  4. Activism: Writing to drive positive social change

I see myself as having completed stages one and two. In 2015, my goal is to focus on stage three. I will try to do these things:

  • Expand my Online Community
  • Connect with other bloggers and give voice to their writing (e.g. reblogging)
  • Increase interactions with readers (more comments please!)
  • Publish more consistently (at least one post a month)

Thanks to all who took the time to read this blog and have a very Happy New Year!

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