We were in a team meeting this past week talking about all the connections we’ve made with people around the world just from these weekly postings. During that discussion, Steve asked, “How many of these have we done? I mean, we started in 2013, so it’s got to be a lot by now.”

So I looked, and the answer is 206.

Our first post was from Steve on September 13, 2013 and I’ve copied it (along with the picture we used in that post) here. Back then, we didn’t call our online space The Wireboard. We called it Solderings.

And I cringe even as I type that. “Solderings?” At least “Wireboard” is a real word.

But that’s the nature of authentic growth. You have to start where you are. Even with imperfect titles, imperfect plans, and imperfect technology, you just have to start now with what you have. You give yourself freedom to change and work on getting a little better each week.

You keep doing that, and eventually you end up with some work that you’re proud of. Some amazing people you’ve met through the work you’ve done. Thousands upon thousands of readers also thinking about how changes in thinking precipitate changes in outcomes. You get new voices added to enrich the conversation.

And you get 206 ruminations on what growth looks like in the real world.

Here’s to the next 206.

– Longan & Team Rewire

Original Article From 2013:

Welcome to the Rewire blog. After much deliberation and 74 meetings we chose to call the blog Solderings. I really like the name, in part, because the pronunciation of that word is much different than its spelling. Furthermore, the word “solderings” itself is not actually a word. Solder (saw-dur) is both a noun and a verb and fundamentally describes the joining of wires with an instrument to create one solid new connected wire. Rewiring our minds is a similar process and it is our hope and purpose, in fact, to be able to do this with many organizations and individuals for years to come.

So sign up for the blog and go tell 3000 of your closest friends about solderings. We will be updating the blog regularly and will be addressing all things Rewire. We hope that the name of our blog bugs you a little. Please tell us about that. We further hope that it sparks some deeper thinking about a way (or many ways) for you to consider how you need to rewire in order to get somewhere you haven’t been before. We all need some soldering. And it is our desire that through the blog and our firm you can find a way to make some amazing new connections.

Welcome to Rewire!