It is hard to believe but today marks the 7th anniversary of A Lean Journey Blog and as tradition here each year I take the opportunity to reflect. The act of "self-reflection" is called Hansei is Japanese. It is the practice of continuous improvement that consists of looking back and thinking about how a process can be improved.
I’d like to think that I turned my naive endeavor to share learning along my own journey into a successful contribution in the Lean community. As I have said before this labor of love has been a tremendous learning process both from the great fans and other colleagues online that I exchange with and from the process of distilling my own learning with you.
I love statistics, so with this milestone, here are some numbers from the blog:
Total Posts: 1309
Most read post: DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes with over 25,000 views
followed by The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process (with over 23,500 views)
and by Draw a Pig to Learn the Importance of Standard Work (with over 15,000 views)
Number of countries/territories who have visited this blog: 221
Top 3 Countries with the most views:
U.S.A. – 49%
United Kingdom – 7%
Canada – 5%
Total views: Over 935,296 and climbing
Unique visits: Over 712,500
Total comments: Over 1,500
Total Facebook Fans: Over 1,770
Total Twitter Followers: Over 3,132
LinkedIn Members: Over 1,204
Top 5 posts this past year:
I would like to thank all the visitors and contributors to A Lean Journey Blog this past year. It has been a successful Journey this past year. Please, share your feedback so that A Lean Journey can be even more successful next year.