My Shades of Grey blog is just over a year old. Took a while to build up momentum ...

but over the past 3 or 4 months it has blossomed. Take a look at the graph.

It only dips at the end because January is but 4 days old - actually climbing steeply


The initial spike came when I was mentioned by a leading Revit Blogger

(David Light from HOK in London) & since then I've been mentioned in

all kinds of strange places, from listings like CAD digest to Russian search engines.


More than half my page-views come from the USA,

but I am getting regular hits from all over the world :

Sweden, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Viet Nam,


Zach Kron works for Autodesk and runs a blog called Buildz

His special area is early concept design & free-form, panellised surfaces

Every Halloween he runs a Parametric Pumpkin Carving competition

I was thrilled to run away with top honours this year for my research into

Doric Columns that morph into pumpkins ...


Just after christmas I received a special plug from Steve Stafford

Steve is a legend in the Revit world, so I was thrilled to be included in his "must follow" list


I haven't yet mastered the art of twitter, but others are doing it for me
Yesterday I discovered that Zach is busy tweeting me to the world ...


By becoming a member, you get alerts for new posts

Currently I am getting new members on a daily basis

The comments feature is also quite useful, sometimes just compliments

sometimes interesting suggestions or requests


It's been a fascinating journey so far, I'm getting a big kick out of it

Definitely a motivating factor for the Revit guys here at GAJ

Many of them are also now following other blogs in my Links list

As a marketing tool for GAJ ? ... difficult to say ... certainly helping to boost our BIM credentials


My intention is to create more posts that explore how buildings are built

Forge a link to the work we began with the site visit (s)

I have also realised that there is great variation in knowledge of History of Architecture here at GAJ

I would like to foster a passionate interest in buildings of all ages and cultures

... and an eagerness to learn more about how they work and why