2013: The Happy Old Year when this blog filled the Sydney Opera House 16 times!

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 178 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,013 posts. There were 95 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 31 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was July 8th with 830 views. The most popular post that day was Where is the business case in changing email system?. The readers of The Nielsen Chronicle came from 135 countries during the passed year. Most of them came from USA, Norway and Germany. The most commented post was in 2013 was Danish company dropped Office 365 for IBM SmartCloud.

So, what will happen in 2014?

Well, that is partly for YOU to decide. I have written this blog for many, many years now – all since I ran it on my own server under my desk and used Lotus Quickr as the blog platform. Later I moved it to Blogspot and from there to where it is now, WordPress. What has kept me going all these years are YOU, my readers. Without readers blogging is just like a private diary – a personal and private therapist – which I don’t need. I have another application for that.

It is all about the dialogue with the readers. I learned that many years ago when I was a journalist in a local newspaper in the middle of Norway. – It’s all about the readers, my editor told me. – Make them glad, make them angry, but never, never bore them, he said. And since then I have tried to followed that rule through my career within in news media, weekly magazines and a chief editor and in the books I have written.

So, I hope I have not bored you, my dear blog readers, during these years. If I made you smile or cry out in anger, then I have succeeded. Then I have moved you. And moving people is what moves the world ahead.

Dear reader! Thank You for following my blog. Thank You for linking it, referring to it, copy from it, talking about it, forwarding it, tweeting about it – all this is what brings my blog forward. Please go on doing so in 2014. Ad do not forget to send me news tips, ideas on what you think I should write more about. Or what I should NOT write about. And do not hesitate to comment!

I wish you all a Happy New Year! May the force be with you!





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  1. Hi Arne. Thanks a lot for your excellent blog. I enjoy reading your post every week. It gives a valuable point of view comparing to many other sources of information.


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