You are the stakeholder, you are important.
Google recently declared they would be closing Google Reader for reading RSS feeds this July which caused uproar amongst its users. Facebook in searching for extra profit increasingly makes the user experience less enjoyable with each change. Google and Facebook share in common their amnesia that it is you their customer which pays their bills. I am sure that if there was a worthy alternative to Google and Facebook their users would join that rival.
Customers of a business or followers of a blog I refer to as stakeholders, a term used in sustainability. To be a stakeholder of a something you must participate in it, benefit from it and have a say in it. The business or blog that fails to remember the stakeholder is in the grip of hubris, they are blinded that they are more important than the needs of the stakeholder, pride before the fall, they will fall when their stakeholders abandon them.
This Liberated Way blog today crossed the 600 follower mark. I thank you all for your many comments, likes and follows. I am glad that so many find this blog useful. Unlike Google or Facebook I place the stakeholder centre stage, I have one eye on the purpose of this blog, but the other eye on the needs of the followers of this blog. I am looking at improving the reader experience of this blog, asking questions on how you the reader benefit from, can participate in and have a say in this blog. Expect a few changes in the coming months as I attempt to answer those questions.