Six months of Iron Blogger SF

I can’t believe six months has already passed, but I realized the other day that I’ve been running Iron Blogger SF for half a year now. A lot has happened: we’ve added a bunch of members and lost a few, too. We’ve had great meetups, gotten to know each other a bit better, and with a convention of the Global Iron Blogger Council this month, ((an email thread between Mako, Michelle and me.)) we’ve even expanded the rules to establish reciprocity for members of different global chapters. Very nice.

I’m really proud of some successes we’ve had. To the extent that more people are writing blog posts more often, that’s huge for me. I know that my volume has gone up significantly since starting, and even when there are lulls of a few weeks here and there, my numbers are up across the board. There’s also been some cross-pollination and introductions that may not have happened otherwise, and I’m happy to have pushed those further.

As our little chapter of Iron Blogger keeps chugging along, I would like to develop some aspects further. I’d really like to see more interaction between Iron Bloggers on their blogs, in things like comment sections and response posts. We’ve experimented with blogging on a common theme in a given week, and it actually works pretty well. And it’s come up before, but I’m really interested in encouraging more diversity within our network in terms of both participants and content. Some of these issues just require that I put in a bit more work each week, and I’m more than happy to do that.

After six months, I remain convinced. I think the Iron Blogger model is a really great one, and it’s good to be running a chapter.


  1. Posted 22 July, 2012 at 22:24 | Permalink

    I hope your cognitive diversity increases, even as your brain cells become partially synthetic jellyfish of alcohol. ^_^

  2. Posted 25 July, 2012 at 16:35 | Permalink

    Go IronBlogger! It’s been just the kick in the butt w/ samurai sword (and promise of drinks) that I needed to keep myself regularly blogging. Thanks for being our fearless leader.

  3. Posted 25 July, 2012 at 20:40 | Permalink

    I kinda feel like the global Iron Blogger rule warrants membership cards. I mean, free beer is bound to attract frauds ;)

    • Posted 29 July, 2012 at 22:55 | Permalink

      Depending on the quality of these membership cards, I could be convinced to rejoin. I mean, boredom is one thing, but something metal is kinda too awesome to pass up!

      (I am somehow publicly hedging my popularity against the chance you get metal membership cards. I am having a really confidant month!)

      • Posted 19 November, 2012 at 10:19 | Permalink

        I know someone with a laser cutter…

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