A year ago I made just one New Year’s resolution…to start this blog. I tried a few times before, but was lacking a theme. The first post of my current blog was dated 1/1/07. It took a while to filter the personal from the informative, but by and large I’m pleased with the result.

What has blogging done for me in the last 12 months? I felt at home at the blogger events I attended, made a few new friends, promoted my BlogTalkRadio show and have developed a small but growing readership.

Blogging has allowed me to qualify for press passes at industry conferences, get free sodas and in general be treated a little better than the conference attendees. Finally, I got a freebie copy of Seth Godin‘s Meatball Sundae. I’m not sure if that’s because the book isn’t doing so well or because someone thinks I’ll write about it. Either way, it was a nice way to close out the year.

Was one year of blogging worth it? Without doubt it is an unqualified yes in my book. Blogging opened doors, created an aura of legitimacy around my work and forms an archive of what caught my attention in 2007. It put me in the swim of conversation about the things I care about. I’m hooked and there’s no turning back. 2008 is going to rock, get ready!