On October 24, 2011, the Engaging Places blog launched with the mission to both continue and expand a blog that I established for National Trust Historic Sites in 2007 (it was so unusual, we called it a “weblog” to explain what it was). I’ve been so busy that the five-year anniversary slipped by unnoticed. That’s traditionally the anniversary for wooden gifts but instead I’d appreciate “likes” and “shares.” 🙂
Here are some stats that suggest what’s happened over the years:
- 454 posts. The most popular posts are Let’s Give SWOT a Rest; The Truth About the Customer Experience; and Welcoming New Members. What does this mean?
- 168,516 views. Most visitors are from the United States, followed by Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia (and a surprising number from India, Germany, Brazil, and France).
- Google is the search engine that overwhelmingly brings most people to the blog and “community engagement” is the most popular topic.
- 719 comments. Thanks!—the discussions have always been helpful.
- nearly 1,000 subscribers.
Thanks to all of the house museums and historic sites that were willing to share their experiences and activities through this blog with others around the world. Thanks to my readers for your kind words and ideas when I meet you at conferences and workshops. More posts are coming (although it’s hard to keep up with so much happening).