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6 Years Blogging

rohdesign-6years.gifWelcome to year 6 of continued blogging at Rohdesign.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how sustainable my blog has been.

It's good to see this space remain a place I can share my thinking, processes, insights and design work with others.

A Busy Year
This year has been especially tough. I've dealt with a job change, incredible busyness professionally and personally and the impact of using Twitter to share small tidbits I might have posted here a few years back.

There was a rise visibility of my sketchnotes from SXSW Interactive 2008, SEED 3 and An Event Apart this past year, and a few posts about my design process to boot.

Goals for Year 7
One of my goals for my 7th year is a focus on sharing more of my design process posts, from initial challenge to final solution for logo, icon and other design and UI work I'm up to. In fact, I have 2 posts brewing already.

I want to say thanks to you, my readers and visitors, for leaving comments and visiting the blog all of these years. Thanks go to my family and friends, who have always been supportive of my work here.

I appreciate you all, and I'm looking forward to a great 7th year of blogging.

Reader Comments (8)

Hey Mike!Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Interesting that you're tweeting shorter ideas rather than blogging them. I'd love to hear more that - do you think that the nature of the communication changes as a result of the medium?

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancie
Congratulations Mike! :) Been a fan of your writing and sketchnotes for a long while now, looking very much forward to more of them.
February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWinnie Lim
I'm a fairly new fan...but love every part of your blog. Congratulations. Looking forward to more....
February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAga
@Nancy, I think Twitter does open up opportunities to post on small ideas or links more quickly than a blog, at least for me.

I remember link lists being popular when I first started in '03 on some blogs, and in many ways I believe Twitter has replaced them.

@winnie thanks for the kind words! I'll keep it up!

@aga I appreciate the congratulations and am happy to see you blogging too. Great to have you out here sharing your thoughts!
February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Wow Mike, this is amazing! Congrats on all the great stuff you've shared. It's hard to imagine how we would have met if not for the power of the blogosphere...and BarCamp!

Here's to 6 more buddy!
February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Gerbyshak
Thanks for the encouragement Phil!
February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

You're willingness to share is an inspiration. I was a bit amazed with how your sketchnotes blew up. May year 7 be as fruitful.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuis Vazquez
Gracias Luis! I'm as amazed as you are with the explosion of the sketchnotes and am excited for the future. Your kind words are appreciated!
February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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