I started this venture called Jarche Consulting five years ago today. I still feel the way I did two years ago:
Blogging has helped me connect to others who are passionate about learning, technology and new ways of work. I feel like I’m living the life of the knowledge worker that was described several years ago by Peter Drucker. My business model is still in beta (and I guess it always will be) but I’m feeling cautiously optimistic that I can continue to make a living doing this.
Last year I hoped to celebrate my fifth anniversary, and that wish has now come true. Perhaps I should have wished to win the lottery 😉
My friend and colleague Jay Cross is celebrating his 10th year as a free-agent this year and I’d like to do the same in five years.
Today I would like to thank the hundreds of people who have taken the time to make the thousands of comments on this blog. Without this direct feedback, as well as other bloggers who have referred to my writing, I’m not sure I would have lasted this long. I do feel like I am part of many communities. One of my greatest pleasures is meeting people whom I’ve known through blogging. The conversations are always rich and interesting.
Photo of “The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928” by Maulleigh