a failed project?

posted in Projects on January 3rd, 2007

Some time ago, I invited a few people to start a new blog. To ensure that their first experience would be one of bliss and not of technical terms that scare them away, I offered to host their blog, acquire a domain and even set up the whole magic.

Now, some four months later, it’s time for a short recap:

I started out with the following statistics:

  • 66% male
  • 66% Dutch
  • 66% of the content will be written in English

Of the three people I talked to, only one really took me up on my idea and started a blog. Since the beginning of September, Ben has written ten posts. It’s less than I expected, but I’m still glad he takes the time to write. After all, both his and my life has been so hectic that we rarely got the time to talk to each other and his blog provided me with the opportunity to follow his life every now and then.

The other two people decided not to go through with the blog because they believe their (possible) content to be boring and uninteresting. Which is, at least if you ask me, the one thing that keeps more people from blogging. It’s a pity, because one way or another, all our lives have those certain events that are interesting, both to one self as well as the world.

That said, I’m glad that Jack started to blog more often and after some coercing, Josef and Kevin started blogs too.

So, do I consider the “get more people to blog” - project, a failed project? No. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to turn out but all in all, more people, some due to my influence, are blogging now and that’s all that counts.

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  1. Jack said, on January 3rd, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    You also offered me to participate on this project, it’s a pitty that things didn’t go how you would like to see them. I’ll keep blogging in 2007 as long as it stays fun an people are still interested in my blog.

    My blog will always stay Dutch though.


  2. kay said, on January 3rd, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Dutch or English, German or Italian or Chinese - I don’t mind one way or another, as long as the content is good and people are stepping up to voice their opinions, it’s all good!