Now I am no Al Gore and certainly not as popular as Adam Carolla, in that I did not invent the internet and I don’t get Thousands of downloads a day but what a handful of us have done is tapped into this internet fad and turned it into something positive in the Scouting community.
I started Blogging on the 18th of July of 2007. The Podcast went live on March 3rd, 2008 and the rest they say is History in the making.. I suppose. I mean, its not about numbers and pats on the back, its about helping deliver the promise of Scouting and sharing this great organization that I love so very much. The fact of the matter is that it does reach out and touch folks.
I can not tell you how much email I get about the blog and podcast and for the most part it is all great stuff.
I rarely check numbers and oh and ah over how well the blog and podcast are doing, the truth of the matter is that I am always afraid I am going to see real bad numbers. Tonight I was messing around and checked out the numbers from my feedburner account. Now this won’t count number from iTunes (I think), but it really doesn’t matter. 106,009 downloads of the SMM podcast as of yesterday! Wow.. I am amazed. I would love to be able to pull those numbers monthly, but I will leave that up to Adam Carolla!
We are reaching out and making a difference in Scouting.. and that is all the pat on the back I need. It will surely keep me doing this long into the future.
Thanks Al, for inventing the internet and thank you all for listening and reading the blog! I really appreciate it!
Have a Great Scouting Day!