Wow...am I overdue for writing on my blog or what!?. It's been busy since the last post. Lots of traveling, tradeshows, etc.
We raised $8.8M at Bazaarvoice, after becoming a profitable company several months ago and launching in the UK. We launched several new capabilities and have been hiring (interviewing) like crazy. Some other things keep me busy such as leading Austin Texchange, the Board of WOMMA, contributing magazine columns, and being an advisor to a few companies. My first blog priority has been to our company blog at www.bazaarblog.com (around social commerce and word of mouth). My 4-year old Decker Marketing blog has suffered. But now, after completing our biggest tradeshow of the year and an overdue vacation, I'm feeling a bit refreshed...
Rarely do I share a "personal update", but this is a big one...we're expecting our third child! In March we will have a 10 year old, 8 year old, and a newborn. It will be like starting over! My wife and I talked about it for two years and talked to a lot of families who had a big birth separation with no regrets. My friend, Thom Singer, is the youngest in a family of 8 kids (I think). He said it was a great growing up with older brothers and sisters, and reminded me that our older kids are built-in baby sitters. My wife and I were anxious at first (we'd lose our newly-gained freedom from baby care), but now we know what we're doing and we're excited. Family and kids is what brings the most happiness to us, and it's worth the sacrifice and hard work.
We'll see what happens in March, but for now I'll try to keep up on some blog postings here.