This is blogpost No. 2,000 and we’re proud!
Osocio is proud to publish our 2,000th blog post! The next step is to get 2,000 friends on Facebook. So please give us YOUR ideas about how to do that.
When we started we had no idea where making a blog about non-profit campaigns would end up.
As you can read at the about page I started blogging about non-profit campaigns at my own small place (with the mediæval blog software at xs4all.nl) under the name Houtlust.
It started as an experiment, not intended to go anywhere.
Houtlust surprisingly grew and on 28-11-2007 I started the blog you are reading now. It’s not my personal playground but a group blog, with great bloggers and friends from around the world.
As we were at the beginning, we’re still the biggest blog about this communication niche. In absolute numbers we’re not a big blog but I’m proud to say that we’re influential. We feature campaigns from agencies, designers and NGO’s all over the world. And Osocio is very often used as a source for other blogs, courses and campaign strategies.
In this post I look back, using all kind of statistics and trivia. Read it after the break.
But with you we want to look forward. The media landscape has changed a lot since I started blogging in 2005. And we want to grow with it. We’ve decided that the first step is making our community bigger. We’re not doing it for the money. We all make Osocio in our spare time, and of course we don’t do it for profit. “We’re in the business of changing behaviors” Armando once said. And we are looking for better ways to do this with you.
We’re active on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook and we have learned that Facebook is the best place for us to meet you. In a short period of time our Facebook Fan Page has grown to 1,000 fans. For that we need your help.
Remember the co-creation interview we did with Neil Hopkins, the man behind the Embrace Life campaign. We did it with you.
We did the Campaign of the Year award and we will do it again. But also with you.
Of course we have more thoughts about where we want to go, but for now we need ideas for increasing the number of Facebook fans. Do you have an idea for making it 2,000 in a short period of time?
Let us know at the Osocio Facebook Fan Page.
The three best ideas will be rewarded with:
A pair of Plakkies, the slipper from South Africa.
Or a t-shirt from the great Skull-A-Day collection from designer and Osocio blogger Noah Scalin
Or a print from the great collection of the work from designer and Osocio blogger Dan Matutina
Osocio statistics and trivia
Yes! We’re open! (36)
Safe sex with dogs
Show your breasts
But on Meth it is
Make a love child
Social advertising vs commercial advertising
Google image search
Internet Explorer (22,9%)
Playstation 3 (0,03%)
Osocio has been hacked three times
The image directory contains over 7.200 image files. (note: most of the published campaign items have two image files: small and large)
The tell-a-friend option is used 4.600 times
Our About page is readable in 16 languages. More translations are welcome
We’re proud to be a stable No. 4 at the List of Change
Incoming links according to Google: 260,232
Incoming links according to Yahoo: 144,174
Our domains: osocio.org, osocio.net, osocio.info, osocio.nl, social-advertising.org, social-advertising.nl
We all make Osocio not for profit. Therefore we’re very grateful for all the help Interactice Communication firm Onstuimig give us.