Monday, July 7, 2008

One Year Later

It's been one year since I started this blog, and I have to say that I am pleased with the result so far. I've gotten a lot of traffic from interesting places, came into contact with a lot of interesting people, and even gotten my work mentioned various times in Jane's Missiles & Rockets, an industry-leading publication.

My plans for the next year are pretty much more of the same. The Image of the Week feature has gotten some good feedback and will of course continue. Various in-depth features are currently at various stages of completion, expect to see them appearing with greater frequency. The next feature to appear will be the S-300P SAM System Analysis feature, which is nearly complete. After that, I plan on giving some old features much-needed updates, and move into more of the SAM Network Analysis pieces like the ones available on China, Iran, and Syria.

My current goal, once the S-300P feature is finalized, is to produce at least three imagery-based updates a week: a major feature, like the report on US Restricted & Classified Test Sites, a minor feature, such as the piece on Russia's Typhoon SSBN fleet, and of course the Image of the Week.

I also expect to get back to analytical work, such as the piece on Samoderzhets. I have a bunch of topics I've already started on that relate to current defense issues nationwide.

That about sums up the past, present, and future of this place. My work schedule and the resident 2 year old sometimes keeps me from posting updates as often as I'd like, but I have a better handle on a lot of things now so I hope to be a lot more active (which you may have heard before, but you know how it is!).

In closing, I'd like to offer my thanks to the readers of this site. Without people reading and sending me feedback, this place might have died out a long time ago. Thanks for the support, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future!

Sean O'Connor

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats!
Keep up the good job. A most excellent work.

Greetings from Vancouver, BC. Canada


JM.

jeffrey said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary, Sean. I'm a big fan of your work and look forward to your second year.

If you're still accepting suggestions, I'd love to see some IMINT around the Strait of Hormuz investigating Iran's littoral warfare capabilities.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sean!

You deliver nice work! Good luck!

Christian (ChristianNL)

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to updates on your blog. Excellent work. Please keep it up.

Cogsinister said...

Fantastic work.....thank you....

Li said...

We, the readers, should be the ones thanking you...

Rex Brynen said...

Belated congratulations of the site, Sean--I'm a regular reader, and have recommended it to a large number of people.