I recently got a notice from LinkedIn stating that my profile was in the top 1% out of 200 million in terms of how many people had viewed it. So, they sent me my vanity shot:
It’s a nice letter. I admit I puzzled over who could be spending so much time checking out my profile–seems like a lot more than 1 in 100 people would be ahead of me in terms of attention and name recognition out of the 200 million on LinkedIn. I would count most of my LinkedIn contacts for starters.
However, it didn’t take much thought to conclude this was probably due to my bootstrapped company CNCCookbook. We get about 1.5 million visits a year to the web site, making it one of the top CNC sites and almost certainly the most popular CNC blog.
In other words, my marketing is working. That’s a good thing in a bootstrapped SaaS company. What a great Age we live in when a SaaS company can be created by just one man and reach so many.