Review, highlights, lessons-learnt and next steps
It all started with a little post about BAFTA and Actors on 9th February 2015 and 30 days later – well a few more than 30 – I am preparing my graduation acceptance speech! If I had a team I would thank them, but writing can be a fairly lonely pursuit, so I am grateful for the support of Sarah and Kevin Arrow at Sark eMedia, other members of the Facebook group, and commentators on my blog posts. We are all here to engage with readers, so all feedback (of course I mean most feedback!) is desirable, appreciated and valuable. Thank you.
At this risk of stating–the-obvious this has been quite a challenge. I have enjoyed the writing process, sometimes ridden a logistical roller-coaster, employed some (but not all) of the suggested daily tips from Sarah, and learnt a bit more about what works and doesn’t work in my particular nerdy niche 😉
Here is a little summary of where we’ve been in the last 30 days. All the details are in this static page.
- 30 posts with a total of over 16,500 words, an average of 550 per day. To put that in perspective, a novella is between 17,500 and 40,000 words (who knew there were numbers for these things!), and my 13-month Master’s dissertation was only(!) 15,000 words.
- 4 new ‘Easy IT Elements’ topics Models, Resources, Jargon and Testing, to add to Projects and Requirements, That’s 6 out of 40, so plenty still to do.
- Some lovely comments and testimonials, including:
‘Thanks for this article. It really helped me to articulate to my boss why I was getting frustrated with the delivery of a new software project at work’
N. H. (Agile vs. Waterfall)
‘You really managed to translate “tech” into “normal human” language’
V.A. (‘Testing’ explained)
‘Great way to simplify all IT Jargon, and can definitely be used to teach school aged kids on Projects, and IT world.’
S.D (the Table of IT Elements)
- It’s been quite a journey, from Newton to Berners-Lee, Thunderbirds to John Lennon, Sherlock Holmes to Bart Simpson. I’ve enjoyed exercising my writing muscle and sometimes letting my creative muse take over. I hope you’ve found something interesting, informative, and fun here as well?
I’ve already shared my exciting plans to develop the blog, IT elementary school website and IT elements further. I hope I can keep in touch with you, fellow bloggers, loyal readers and contributors. And, more importantly I want to continue to provide interesting content for everyone and hopefully educate and inspire the non-IT-literate and the next generation of Information Workers.
As always thank you for your continued support, feedback and comments.
(c) 2015 Antony Lawrence CBA Ltd.