This site -

 Everybody loves a crowd - last weekend hanging out with great people in the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland. 

Everybody loves a crowd - last weekend hanging out with great people in the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland. 

I thought I'd give a little update on the numbers from this site since I re-started back on it in January. Since returning from a trip at the end of February, I've made it a mission to post one item a day on workdays (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays). Some will just be a link to an interesting article, some just to a video, some with some additional comments, some with personal notes on my own training and progress. But the aim was for consistency, and to foster a little community of people. The over-riding goal being to motivate and share some of my own enthusiasm for my two interests: Climbing/Travel/Sport (on this 'personalblog') and Technology/Education (on the 'techblog'). 

And I must be doing something right.

Thank you to all for the steady increase - in the last month of April I'm now at just over a thousand different people reading the site. Very humbling and nice to share notes and ideas with a great community of people (especially the many people who also took the time to comment/reply/give feedback/disagree/agree*). In the grand scheme of things, it's not a huge number but nice to see the trend (and more importantly, great to see you all coming back).

So the question is, what do people like seeing? And what would they like to see more of? I'm tempted to go down the road of a weekly coaching post (one for beginners/intermediate) but will only happen if there is interest. And at some point, I'm also going to have to consider how to pay the annual fee on this site - all thoughts welcome on that too :)

 My thought process at times about climbing skill - there's a post on this later today (keep an eye out for it). This is a classic sketch from  TomGreenall  (UK Youth Team Boulder Coach, Climbing Works Coach, and friend).

My thought process at times about climbing skill - there's a post on this later today (keep an eye out for it). This is a classic sketch from TomGreenall (UK Youth Team Boulder Coach, Climbing Works Coach, and friend).

Have a great weekend all!

*I'm a big believer in open discussion - it's what leads to progress. So long as the conversation is kept respectful, I'm always keen to hear a fresh perspective or idea

Neal McQuaid