Hundred posts

Jaro BerceWOW – when I started to write this blog hundred seemed a long time away. I even haven’t had a clue what topics to write about in first few posts. And now, this one reaches the number one hundred!

It took me a year and a half. It was not an easy time. Sometimes the day of posting was approaching and my mind was still not set on a topic, sometimes I had a topic but the thoughts could not be formulated to my satisfaction. There were “technical” problems, too, when I was spending time in places with no internet connection. How to write and not repeat myself too much? Sometimes other engagements took precedence. Other times the stuffiness of writing was taking over. But in all this time a lot of experience was gathered which helped me to overcome all the obstacles and arrive at this point.

At the beginning I set my mind to follow the path of “being different” in approach to leadership: I structured the blog posts in five categories which  are not arbitrary but rather serve the purpose of the content I was writing about.

I have combined two separate topics: martial arts and leadership. In the first year martial arts was the topic only four times while in the second year it appeared thirteen times.  Then, I have attempted to fuse a prevalent western approach to the leadership with Far East elements. Far East knowledge that could be fused to or used instead of the western way appeared nine times in the first year and five times in the subsequent year. Following this in my posts I referred to some “modern” approaches to leadership trying to see them through different glasses. Those topics were covered in both years, nineteen posts each year. And lastly, as I've published a book on “Leadership by Virtue” I covered excerpts from the book altogether in twenty posts in two years. Counting them so far this covers 89 posts. The “missing” ten posts cannot be sorted properly as they cover all of the above and more.

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I have to admit that most posts are interlinked with ideas and philosophies from martial arts, Far East knowledge and also by many considered “strange approaches” that I have borrowed even from physics. Some of these topics I have “tested” also on different social networks. The comments were mostly very contrary, diverse and diverging. Although trying hard to provoke different views to the topic, the believers mostly stayed on their positions.

The logical question now is “Have I’ve been successful?” The answer is, typically, a bit more complex answer that it appears. Firstly, I have to say I was simultaneously learning how to use all those social and other networks to push my blog posts. Secondly, more than a hundred thousand visitors were attracted to the blog with average time of more than a minute per post seems a good outcome. And thirdly, I have learned a lot but still have a long path to go.

Here I would like to thank all of you that helped me in succeeding to come to this three-digit-number post!

Will I continue posting? Well, come and visit the page next week to see if there is number 'one O one'!
Leadership by Virtue

8 comments:

  1. 100 posts? Cool! Is that "daily"? Wow! If you are open yo it, I can interview you on MySynergyCafe about your book "Leadership by Virtue". Contact me. Just Google KEYWORD: "MagicBrad" :)

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    1. Brad, Thank you and YES that would be terrific

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  2. Congrats Jaro. It is indeed a great milestone. A milestone to cherish and celebrate. All the best for your future blogging.

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    1. Thank you so much Sridhar for those words.

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  3. Way to go Jaro! A hundred post on your schedule is indeed something to celebrate. :-)

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    1. Annie, thank you. Yes it was something to do on top of all the other work :)

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  4. Good afternoon, Jaro; congratulations. I know how difficult it is some days to write about the "same topic" and yet add a new element. I think you have done that in all of your posts that I've read. Keep up the good work - and writing. I will check back next week.

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    1. Marilyn, Thank you so much for those encouraging words ... sometimes we need them to continue - don't we?

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