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the past, the present and your thoughts on the future …

October 17, 2010

This month the ‘finding my own Way’ blog passed a milestone I think is worth mentioning. The very first post went up on WordPress in December last year and ten months later the counter has clicked over on 1000 page views! Now I know that the number isn’t big compared to some of the other blogs out there, but as Paul Kelly sings ‘from little things, big things grow’.

To mark this modest milestone I have made a couple of changes I wanted to let you know about and I would like to give you a present of sorts.

If you are a subscriber, the first thing you will notice is that the format has (I hope) changed slightly. The email will contain the first part of the blog with a link to click on to read the rest of the post. If you are reading this I guess you have figured that out by now!

I am not sure how people feel about clicking through to a web-browser so I have added a survey to the bottom of this post so that you can let me know how you feel about it. I am going to run the poll over the next few posts while I trial the shortened email format and if there is a strong vote for sending out the entire post then I will return to the ‘traditional way’. If the voting options don’t adequately convey how you feel please leave a comment.

On the right hand side of this page you will notice a couple of things. There is a calendar showing all the past posts and a bit further down I have added a blogroll – a list of the blogs that I read and recommend – and I recommend you check them out from time to time. They each have something unique to offer.

If you find something in one of the posts you would like to share with your friends and colleagues you will also find a ‘share this’ button at the bottom of the post that makes it easy to do so.

If you are a regular reader of the web version you might notice that the URL for the site has changed. The old address of samuraiguy.wordpress.com still works but redirects to my website http://thesamuraiguy.com.au which has information about the workshops I offer. (Since my can we just forget that I mentioned it? post I have taken some action!) So you will now see the blog address as http://blog.thesamuraiguy.com.au

And to finish up, the present! In my post sometimes it is just easier not to I mentioned Steven Pressfield’s book ‘The War of Art’. It is a simple book with a powerful message and I recommend that anyone who struggles with creating the life they want get it and read it. Steven has announced that this Wednesday and Thursday you will be able to download a copy of the e-book for US$1.99 (about the same in AUD$ at the moment!). If you visit http://www.stevenpressfield.com/ on Wednesday US time there will be instructions on how to get yourself a copy before it is released elsewhere at full price.

Thanks again for your support and don’t forget to use the survey to let me know what you think of the new format.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 9:25 pm

    I enjoy your blogs, but it doesn’t matter to me if they are email or web based. I appreciate there is more information available through the web based format. I am sure that you are putting a lot of time and effort into this … and if I had any similar goals I wouldn’t tell you.

    Cheers

    The Cat Herder

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