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Monday, June 1, 2020

11 Years Blogging - Happy Anniversary A Lean Journey

I don't know why I do it but I enjoy celebrating the anniversary of this blog every year. Last week marked the eleventh year publishing articles on a A Lean Journey.

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.

Some may be asking how do you define success for a blog?  I think like most publications it is basically about audience.  Are you growing followers? Are people reading your posts? So like in previous years we can look at the number visitors, Facebook fan, tweeps on Twitter, and LinkedIn members as an indication of growth.

I love statistics, so with this milestone, here are some numbers from the blog:

Total Posts: 1921

Most read post:  The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process with over 34,370 views

followed by DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes with over 31,900 views

and by What Do We Mean By True Northwith over 28,440 views

Number of countries/territories who have visited this blog:  229

Top 5 Countries with the most views:
U.S.A. – 46%
United Kingdom – 8%
India – 6%
Canada – 5%
Australia – 3%

Total views:  Over 1,633,650 and climbing

Unique visits: Over 1,306,450

Total comments:  Over 1,500

Total Facebook Fans: Over 2,275

Total Twitter Followers: Over 3,675

LinkedIn Members: Over 1,200

Total Tips Shared: Over 2,550

Top 5 posts this past year:

20 (Lean) Things To Do In 2020 To Improve Your Business

The Role of Catchball in Lean and Strategic Planning

5 Ways to Cultivate a Problem Solving Culture

5 Myths of Standard Work

Leaders Need to Lead – Six Principles of Lean Leader

I would like to thank all the visitors and contributors to A Lean Journey Blog this year and every year.  It has been a successful journey. Please, share your feedback so that A Lean Journey can be even more successful in the future.

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