A BIG thanks!

Image from My Family Ties blog

Image from My Family Ties blog

This blog was born out of an idea by my colleague Russ, and developed by another talented colleague, Jen. We have used this blog to share thoughts and ideas ranging from digital production, learning in interactive environments, sample sizes, visitor identities, student learning, gaming, Minecraft, BYOD and even whether museums can inspire *ahem* sexual passion in visitors, just to name a few. A special feature was the series of #throwbackthursday posts that served as a reminder that issues folks were writing about many years ago still have relevance to our work today, especially around visitor learning and understanding of audience behaviour in physical exhibitions.

Here’s what our blog achieved in 2014:

  • 53 published posts
  • 7,921 visits
  • 4,400 visitors
  • 125 followers
  • 85 comments

March 2014 was the most popular month, with almost 1,400 views. I think this was because I was traveling at the time and blogging from the Visitor Studies Group conference in London (#epicfail: has audience research become irrelevant) and the TATE Masterclass If digital [is] a dimension of everything are audiences the basis of everything? These bring back lovely memories!

I would like to sincerely thank all readers, followers and contributors to this blog for 2014, and to those who generously shared our posts via Twitter, Facebook and email. To finish here’s a link to one of my favourite talks about the very thing I’m doing now – Gary Vaynerchuk on The Thank You Economy: How Business Must Adapt to Social Media (PS explicit language warning!).

Have a great break everyone and here’s to many more interactions in 2015!

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