Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.
In my effort to recognize this milestone, I thought I would take this entire week and write a blog post where I will isolate a year (or two or three) and talk about what happened, what was important, and why it matters. Consider it the ultimate peek behind the scenes … you might just be surprised by what you find out. Today is a look at years two and three.
Life of an Architect – Year’s Two (2011) and Three (2012)
I will admit that in year two I fell off the writing pace I had set in year one, but not by much. In 2011 I wrote 159 articles and in 2012 that trend continued … I only wrote 96 articles. I have no doubt that this was in part a result of my growing responsibilities in the office and I simply did not have the time to dedicate to writing content. The most likely main reason was that the engagement rate skyrocketed. During the first year, most of my time was spent learning new skills, preparing graphics and writing blog posts. As the popularity of the site grew, I received my invitations for lecturing and presentations, and the comment and email numbers started to become a challenge.