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One Year of Weblogging – Happy Anniversary! – And a Lovely Present

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Nope, don’t worry. You are not having any kind of déjà vu. elsua’s First Anniversary was actually celebrated back in October 2006. The attached weblog entry is actually coming from elsua – The Knowledge Management Blog. Yes, that is right, this is one other change that I wanted to introduce for 2007. And I guess that it would also be a good excuse to have a little bit of a break from all of the stuff that is going on over at Lotusphere 2007. Gosh, there are tons of really good material in there, so keep on reading!! That is exactly what I am doing myself, trying to keep up with everything and working on a couple of entries to comment on some of the more interesting bits and pieces. But one step a time.

You may be wondering why I am actually starting to share from today onwards content that I have already posted over in my ITtoolbox weblog, right? Well, there is actually one main reason for it. And that reason is you. Yes, that is right. During the course of 2006 I have been receiving a number of different offline comments from different folks who read elsua.net that they actually do not check the different entries I shared over at ITtoolbox because when they subscribe to the weblog they only get summaries of the entry and not the full RSS feed. So you basically don’t come back.

Well, I have been checking things out and it looks like ITtoolbox is going to continue further providing partial feeds, so I thought it would also be a good idea to cross post in here so that you get a chance to read the stuff I get to weblog about over there. That way, you can comment in here about those entries, or if you would want to have a look into that conversation in ITtoolbox you can get a first glimpse of what the main subject of the conversation would be.

So from now on, I am actually going to include both the direct link and the entire content of the weblog post, so that if you are subscribed to elsua.net you can also check all of the content I am sharing elsewhere. Yes, indeed, this weblog is about to become your one single stop to everything that I write elsewhere on the Internet. Good, eh? Thus without any further delay, since I know I am already making this weblog entry a bit longer than what it should, here is the post I shared yesterday in ITtoolbox where I was actually celebrating my first year anniversary of weblogging over there and a little story of one lovely present I got in yesterday as well. But read on … (And stay tuned because there would be many more entries coming through from now on. Not to worry).

Earlier on today, while I was browsing through my daily RSS feeds, as part of my catch up right after the holidays, I bumped into Darren Rowse‘s ProBlogger entry on 66 Successful Bloggers and What They Can Teach You which points to another interesting article from Bill Belew with that same title. Bill’s particular entry actually references the recent book that Ted Demopoulos put together under the title of What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting and which featured 101 folks sharing their thoughts about what weblogging and podcasting is all about including plenty of different tips, tricks and advice on how to get the most out of both of them.

Well, Bill’s post just links to the 66 webloggers who shared their expertise around weblogging and podcasting with Ted. And Ted just put it all together quite nicely along with his own thoughts in a book. Quite an interesting read, if you would want to increase your OPML file adding a whole bunch of different feeds that cover a wide range of topics around different ways of using weblogging and podcasting. Specially, from a business perspective. Really nice!

But at this point you may be wondering why I am writing about all this, right? Well, as a starter, to mention that I am one of those 66 webloggers in Ted’s book and mentioned by Bill at #12 giving some advice on how weblogs can be used as Knowledge Management tools. Secondly, because, just today, I got my copy of the book in the mail (YAY!), after waiting for a number of weeks for it (Thanks Ted!), and it felt just like a lovely present from the perspective that today I am also celebrating the first year of weblogging here in ITtoolbox. Perfect timing, don’t you think?

Yes, indeed, today marks my first year of weblogging here in ITtoolbox and there couldn’t be anything better than receiving at home one book that I knew was going to be a fantastic, enlightening and educational read about something so exciting as weblogging and podcasting from a business perspective.

So, while I am enjoying my first weblogging anniversary over here, with 233 weblog entries and a total number of 447 posts, including comments, along with 43 connections made thus far, I am also starting to read Ted’s book to learn some more tips and tricks on weblogs and podcasts.

I must say that it feels like yesterday when I was kindly invited to join ITtoolbox but it is actually one exact year, 23rd of January 2006, that I got things started over here and, if anything, I must confess that it has been a wild ride all along. Having reached both star and super star blog status has been an incredible opportunity all along to meet up some amazing folks all over the place that, if anything, have always been sharing one passion: that one for Knowledge Management. Something that comes close to my heart as well, of course.

Because otherwise I am not sure I would have lasted for that long. It has been an exciting journey thus far and although I am not too much into resolutions and such one thing for sure that I have been thinking about while I took that long sabbatical month on vacation is the fact that it is great to be back for, yet again, another year ! So you can expect me to hang around over here for some more time sharing with you that same passion for KM that you all have as well and hoping that we can engage in some really interesting conversations, like we have been able to participate in thus far.

So here is to another year, or plenty more!, of weblogging at ITtoolbox ! Thanks a bunch to all those folks who drop by on a daily basis for some content on elsua – The Knowledge Management Blog and I look forward to some further interactions with you all during the course of 2007 !

(Time now to continue reading What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting and get ready that upcoming review on what I thought about the book… Stay tuned!)

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  1. Hi folks ! Thanks a lot for dropping by and for the kind comments! Yes, Ted, I am really glad the book finally got over here. I am actually reading it at the moment and I am enjoying it big time! What a fantastic read! But I will have to leave the final review for now. I first want to read through it and then share my comments 😉

    Thanks very much, though, for giving me this unique opportunity and for having me in your book. Way awesome!

    Anol, thanks again for the feedback and way to go with the recent face lift from your own weblog. I like it quite a lot for its simplicity and ease of navigation. Nice one!

  2. Hi Raymon! Thanks much for the kind feedback comments and for dropping by. It is greatly appreciated. I must say that I haven’t got any intention of stopping any time soon, so you can expect that I will be continuing for as long as I may be able to. That is for sure. So thanks for sticking out there and for the kind comments!

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