I almost let the 2nd birthday of this blog slip by unnoticed! The last two years have gone by very fast. It has been a truly rewarding experience to co-write this blog. We started out with a simple goal: connect with you, our passionate users, and give you a peek behind the curtain and foster a thoughtful dialogue. As a user experience designer, there is nothing better than talking to users, and this blog has allowed us to reach farther than we ever could previously. It has not always been smooth sailing (should I even mention the atmosphere when we launched?) But above all we have appreciated your passion and your honesty - and I hope you have appreciated ours. On to the stats. We have had almost 120,000 visits from 181 countries (OK, many of them are a single visit, problaby from a bot.) US is our number one followed by UK and Australia (gotta love those Aussies! and the Kiwis are at #9.) Our top five posts in the past two years (besides the homepage itself) were:
Based on the these and the rest of the top ten, it seems like the preference is for a combination of in-depth how-tos with our own "insider" take on things and posts that ask for your feedback on an evolving design. Does this match your expectations? What would you like to see more of from Inside the Factory? As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.