What happened in the first year

Yesterday, September 26, marked the one-year anniversary of this blog. I realize that’s not important to you, so I hope you find something interesting in these first-year facts:

There have been 253 posts in the last year.

The very first post: When will the future start?.

The most-read post: 5 ways to know if a fundraising consultant is lying

The top five nations for readers of this blog:


  1. United States
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. United Kingdom
  5. India

The top referring site (other than search engines) is philanthropy.com (that’s The Chronicle of Philanthropy and its blogs).

Fun facts about search terms people use to find this blog:


  • By far, the most-often-searched term is “future fundraising now.”
  • This exact phrase — “goal directed action people grasping objects people moving around” — has sent 94 people to this blog. Go figure.

Other odd search terms used recently:


  • “future fundraising now” = ugly
  • an old cleshay
  • do you have to know how to type in 6th grade
  • how to catch a wild dog
  • odd shaped buildings in seattle
  • psychology people who underline everything they read
  • stupidity makes people cute
  • symbolic photo of absurdism
  • what ever happened to jeff brooks
  • what you do in 6th grade
  • why don’t i have empathy

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Comments

10 responses to “What happened in the first year”

  1. Happy Birthday, Jeff’s blog, and thank you Jeff for the great thinking and writing you share for free with all of us. You are my favorite fundraising blog.
    xo
    Jane

  2. Happy Birthday, Jeff’s blog, and thank you Jeff for the great thinking and writing you share for free with all of us. You are my favorite fundraising blog.
    xo
    Jane

  3. Hey Jeff,
    Happy Blirthday (you know I love making up words).
    Love your blog! It’s on my read nearly-everyday list. Few do such a great job of giving to the community. That’s what we believe in and you do so well.
    Thanks for your insight and authenticity. The world doesn’t need another stuffy, bland, corporate-speak, know-it-all blog. Thanks for giving us something wonderfully different.
    Keep up the great work. All of us at Oneicity enjoy reading your stuff.
    st

  4. Hey Jeff,
    Happy Blirthday (you know I love making up words).
    Love your blog! It’s on my read nearly-everyday list. Few do such a great job of giving to the community. That’s what we believe in and you do so well.
    Thanks for your insight and authenticity. The world doesn’t need another stuffy, bland, corporate-speak, know-it-all blog. Thanks for giving us something wonderfully different.
    Keep up the great work. All of us at Oneicity enjoy reading your stuff.
    st

  5. Hi Jeff
    Well done on your anniversary!

  6. Hi Jeff
    Well done on your anniversary!

  7. Jeff,
    Even if it’s an old ‘cleshay’, Happy Anniversary and Thank You for a job well done.
    While your analytics can’t detect such emotions we assure you your wit and wisdom warm our curmudgeonly hearts.
    Here’s to many more great years.
    Roger Craver & Tom Belford
    Co-Editors, The Agitator

  8. Jeff,
    Even if it’s an old ‘cleshay’, Happy Anniversary and Thank You for a job well done.
    While your analytics can’t detect such emotions we assure you your wit and wisdom warm our curmudgeonly hearts.
    Here’s to many more great years.
    Roger Craver & Tom Belford
    Co-Editors, The Agitator

  9. I’m only here because I searched for Dan Brown. Weird.

  10. I’m only here because I searched for Dan Brown. Weird.

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