For the short time that I’ve been living in Eugene, Oregon there’s one problem I can’t escape.
It echoes through slack channels and even over casual beers. The issue appears during high-brow parties, and at local meetups.
I’ve spoken to a Wall Street Journal reporter and city level organization directors about it. The problem attacks local business owners, University of Oregon professors, and fellow software developers.
The problem appear in the form of a question. How do we get local students to know about opportunities in Eugene? How do we hold on to our skilled talent? How can we keep up with all the great things happening in town?
These all seem to be questions around awareness. I think the tech scene in Eugene, Oregon has a media problem. We can help change that.
If a blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it doesn’t then I’m happy. Why? Because I write for myself pageviews haven’t been the goal.
Part of me is intrigued by traffic patterns. Understanding reading behavior and data is helpful. I can understand the mindset behind basing goals on pageviews. Right now that just hasn’t been a focus for me. If I was more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data.
Anyways, if you were still interested I wanted to share the Top 5 Most Viewed Posts of 2016.
And, if it makes sense, I’ll provide a bit of context and perhaps an explanation for the views.
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to accomplish a big goal and not being able to get others to buy into your vision?
As a software developer, it might seem strange to dedicate time to improving sales skills. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that the most successful software developers are great at selling at least one thing. They’re great at selling ideas.
My experiment to publish a blog every day for a month is officially over today.
As my last post here are 10 things I’ve learned from Daily December.
10 books I loved this year, in no particular order: