One by One

“Done, done; on the next one
Done, I’m done; I’m on to the next one”
– One by One, Foo Fighters

It’s hard to believe that yet another year has passed. It just seems like only a few weeks ago I celebrated my first year of ‘Cross The Breeze and yet today a second year has passed. And it has been fun again, although I am wondering more and more lately where all this is going. Funny enough, shortly after my first year on this blog I started a new one on a totally different topic (and a lot less serious) which has recently passed ‘Cross The Breeze in traffic.

There are some things that happened this last year that marked the year. The first one happened in January when The Blue Monster cartoon became a bit bigger than just a cartoon. Many Blue Monster related ‘things’ have happened since then, quite a nice adventure to be involved with. Another exciting project that became bigger than I expected was Bring The Love Back. The reactions on the ad were beyond what I could have imagined and knowing that something new is in the works makes it even better.

In the meantime I changed the theme of this blog away from the dark background to a lighter one and was fortunate to have one of the readers to design a funky new header as well. Thanks again Dr. Pixel.

Another fascinating project to be involved last blogging year was the Age of Conversation. A fine idea, a fine bunch, … and still very much alive. As said, I’m quite proud to be part of that. On top of it all I was just in NYC when the book was launched and that called for a celebration as well with CK, Mark Goren & David Reich. The fact that you meet new people through conversations on blogs is still one of the most valuable surplus about blogging and also last blogging year a few new connections were made.

A last thing I noticed while going through last year’s posts is that I’ve become more fascinated about the concept of influence and hence wrote about that quite a lot. I’m working on a little project right now that should provide some more information around all that soon.

That said, let’s just kick off this 3rd year shall we ;)



  1. Mark Goren says:

    Congrats, buddy. Entering your third year, eh? Guess that makes you the greybeard among us. Best of luck.

  2. Gavin Heaton says:

    Two years down! Brilliant. And don’t you feel like you are just still learning the ropes? Or is it that the ropes keep changing?

  3. Kris Hoet says:

    @Gavin: I think it’s a bit of both… which makes it all the more interesting as well. Although I do feel a lot more comfortable within this whole social media experience than I did 2 years ago of course.

  4. Kris, congratulations! Here’s to many more years. I look forward to meeting you next time you are in NYC, perhaps for Blogger Social?

  5. Kris Hoet says:

    Thanks CB! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it yet to Blogger Social but it’s on the agenda and I hope to confirm within a week or so. If not (which I would regret) then you can be sure I’ll let you know whenever I would be in NYC next ;)

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