Over a week has passed since Nick Charney and I along with help from the folks on the converner team launched the OpenGov North blog at the Open Gov West BC conference and we wanted to share some numbers with you.
There were 21 blog posts created in 7 days, 15 of which were created on the day of the event. These posts generated 42 comments in total. It’s worth noting that the count would have been even higher had the blog not crashed on an account of overwhelming activity.
A user by the name of cfedoruk submitted a short post to the blog that suggests being open as a key ingredient to moving past adversarial exchange. It’s worth a read.
We are really pleased with the diversity in the blogs posts and couldn’t be happier with its overall success. This demonstrates that the community (who really in essence owns this blog) through each post has demonstrated a willingness to take action, share and communicate ideas. This is such a terrific example of what is possible.
Something else caught our eye. The number of people on Twitter using the #ogwbc hashtag on the day of the event. There were 205 of them, in fact, and we’ve put a Twitter list together so you can follow all their brilliance.
Thank you to everyone who continues to participate on the blog…