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Anniversary Post — The Teesra Turns Ten

Today marks an anniversary for The Teesra.

The first recorded visit to a post on theteesra.wordpress.com was on 2nd May, 2010. The blog existed on a a different platform before this (and, indeed, the earliest posts on this site are dated from 2009), but stats on wordpress.com begin on 2nd May, 2010.

An auspicious day — 2nd May is also my wedding anniversary!

TheTeesra began as an exercise in blogging, with half an eye on how the platform might be turned to use in my (then) day job in marketing. A parallel “business” blog languished after a very few posts — even then, the “hobby” was more interesting than the “career”!

In 2010, I was a level 1, encouraged to get into coaching by Pete Simpson, who ran the Colts’ section for the Club I played for. I thought coaching was going to be a once-a-week hobby.

10 years later, I am coaching (almost) full time (at least, I was, until the intervention of covid19), blogging more or less regularly, about diverse topics such as psycho-social constraints, the SPEC (Social-Physical-Emotional-Cognitive) model of child development, and the evolving philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead as it relates to sports coaching, alongside more obviously cricket coaching themes.

Over the years, I have made 237 posts in total. April 2020 was my most productive month, with 10 individual posts (see above — with no coaching, I have a lot more time for blogging!).

Least productive spell (excluding the first year of publication, when posts were rare): no posts at all in a 15 week period at the start of 2016. Ironically, the post that marked the start of that barren run was on the use of Silence in coaching…

Most read post on the site: The Constraints-Led Approach…what is it, really?

This post also generated 173 views on 6th April 2019, driving the most views — 198 — on any one day,

Over the 10 years that stats are recorded, the site has had >13k views from more than 7,500 visitors.

Visitors from around the world, including Italy, Spain, Germany…and Russia…?
And what are all those visitors from Brazil looking at?

10 years of theteesra.com…and still no answers.

Where next?

By Andrew Beaven

Cricket coach, fascinated by the possibilities offered by the game. More formally - ECB level 2 cricket coach; All Stars Cricket Activator & Tutor; Chance to Shine & Team Up (cricket) deliverer; ECB ACO umpire; ECB Coach Developer

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