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One Year of Screaming and Blogging

RoseYes, that's right. Today is the one-year anniversary of the Screaming Circuits blog. Granted, that first post was nothing special. It just made some obvious statement like "Hey we have a blog". But, we did and we still do. In this last year, we have posted 138 articles and have received 15 comments. Well, actually, 17 comments but two were just spammers advertising to me. That annoys me so I deleted them.

Let's take a look at what I've learned in that year.

First, I've found that a lot of people are interesting in learning more about via in pad. The most common search term used to find the blog is "via in pad". Four of the top ten search terms are "via in pad" or some variation of that. Apparently, it's a hot topic and I really hope that my work here has helped some of you out.

Second, I've learned that keeping up a regular blog is a lot of work. I have a few months that average five posts a week. Then there is a month or two that only have five posts for the entire month. An Mr_early_layout_150average of three posts a week is probably okay, but I'll try and and pace myself a bit better in the next year.

My primary goal with this blog is simply to pass on helpful knowledge. Certainly there are secondary goals like doing a little self-promotion - but hopefully I keep that rare enough to not get in the way of the useful hints and tips - the most important goal is to help you folks out.

For next year, I'd like to make this more interactive. If you can, throw some comments my way. Let me know if a post helped you out or if it didn't. Let me know if you have other questions. The more I hear from my readership, the better I can make this tool.

So, my challenge to you blog readers, is to fire comments my way. Let's work together to make this blog a great community tool.

Thank you all for reading
Duane Benson


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Congratulations, Duane! Keep up the good work!


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