Friday, September 12, 2008

BDPA Foundation Blog Milestone: 500 Posts

Our BDPA Foundation Blog hit the 500-post milestone this week. We began on this blogging journey on August 16, 2007. This is my second blogging effort. I created the Electronic Village (BBR #23) back in January 2007. Admittedly, the BDPA Foundation Blog (BBR #606) has a smaller niche audience than the Electronic Village.

I'm pleased with the growth over the past few weeks since our live-blogging at the 2008 National BDPA Technology Conference. Hopefully the progress will continue over the next 100 posts...

My overall goal with this blog is to provide information and discussion about BDPA that gives people a reason to financially support our non-profit foundation. BDPA exists to advance the careers of African Americans in the information technology industry from the 'classroom to the boardroom'. The BDPA Foundation wants to fund BDPA programs and services ... especially those related to our youth.

I encourage all of you to subscribe to BDPA Foundation Blog so that you won't miss our positive growth over the coming weeks and months! Currently, we have 28 subscribers to our blog. I hope to increase that number to over 100 by the end of the year. If you like the flow of our blog ... then I encourage you to subscribe today!

Our favorite topics over the past 500 posts have focused on program meetings, BDPA Cincinnati chapter and BDPA Philadelphia chapter.

One of the best things to happen recently is the addition of a guest blogger. Callie Herd and I talked at the annual BDPA Technology conference last month. She agreed to share information about scholarships for IT professionals, IT students and African Americans here on our blog!

This blog averages 53 visitors a day right now with 85 daily page views. I'm told that BDPA members appreciate the information that is shared here. I want to thank each of you that takes a moment of your day to view our blog updates. Personally, I believe you get what you measure. We track our metrics to show when we've done our best (see date in parenthesis):
  • Highest Feedburner Subscribers - 28 (9/13/08)
  • BlogCatalog Ranking - 46.6 out of 100 (6/30/08)
  • Highest Technorati Authority Ranking - 23 (2/18/08)
  • # Blogs Between BETF-Blog and #1 Blog in the World - 360,865 (2/18/08)
  • # Blogs Linking to BETF-Blog - 115 (9/7/08)
  • # Bloggers listing us as a 'favorite' - 10 (9/3/08)
  • Top Daily Visitors - 101 (3/3/08)

We're not TechCrunch, but, we do our best! I have no idea where the next 500 posts will take us. However, I pledge to be consistent in efforts to grow our BDPA Foundation blog community.

I hope that you will regularly visit with us and POST COMMENTS so that we know what you're thinking. With your support we can grow our organization, our foundation and our blog! Asante sana!

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