Like you, perhaps, I like to take this time of year to reflect on the past year's activities, highlights, trends and patterns.
Yeah, yeah, I know. You've heard me say before that we should each do a retrospective at least quarterly. And, I still espouse that. So, procedurally speaking, it's not a unique exercise to have a point of reflection in December. But still...wouldn't you agree, there's still something special about it? Something that's still somehow different than the quarterly reviews you might do for your business or career throughout the year?
For one, you have a whole 4 quarters / 52 weeks / 12 months / 365 days of data points to trend-out. What patterns can you discern? Do they reveal any "aha" moments? Based on what you observe, what course changes would you make in the next period?
That's the fun in this exercise. Wouldn't you agree?
So, as is my routine at this time of year, one of the activities I like to work out is to see which of my blog articles you and our other friends viewed most in 2010?
As you know, until last August, I had been primarily blogging over at BusinessCasualBlog.com (BCB). After that, I started this blog on MelAclaro.com. So, this year, I was compelled to generate a Top-viewed list for both blogs. (Heads-up: I haven't quite decided yet, but I may be making some changes in 2011. 'Not sure yet, but I'm thinking of parking BCB and focusing primarily on MelAclaro.com. The question is...what to do with all that link juice? Got any suggestions?)
Anyway, below are three lists.
- The first, is a Top 10 list of most viewed articles for MelAclaro.com in 2010.
- Meanwhile, the second and third lists are for BusinessCasualBlog.com. The last two differ from each other in that:
- a. the second list is a Top 10 list of the most viewed articles on BusinessCasualBlog.com in 2010. That is, regardless of when the article was written. (It's always an interesting exercise for me to see which articles are still popular after more than a year. It also gives me a clue about the keywords via which folks are finding their way to my blog via the major search engines.)
- b. Meanwhile, the third list is a Top-10 list of the most viewed articles that were authored on BusinessCasualBlog.com in 2010 only.
So, here you go. Feel free to bookmark this article and revisit the articles below. Let me know which ones you liked best. Also, let me know, too, if any of them have spurred any thoughts for any course changes you might make in 2011.
All-time Top 10 Most-viewed on MelAclaro.com in 2010
- SMMTips Signup page (This one's huge, by the way. It's the signup form for visitors to subscribe via email to my posts. If I could encourage you to add one thing to your blog in 2011, if you haven't already done so, is to give your visitors a way to subscribe to your content in exchange for free, compelling and useful learning content.)
- The Poor Man's Wireless Microphone: How to Use a Digital Recorder as a Walkaround Microphone
- About (Mel Aclaro dot com)
- Work With Mel page
- Camtasia Isn't Just For Screencasting
- 6 Group Dynamics of a Successful Social Media Mastermind Roundtable
- Testimonial Videos - Simple Equipment, Simple Questions
- YouTube - The Second Largest Search Engine. So What?
- Is Social Media STILL a Shifting Paradigm?
- Help Me Prepare for a Panel About Social Media Strategies...
All-time Top 10 Most Viewed on BusinessCasualBlog.com in 2010
- How to Share a Link to a Specific Timecode in YouTube Video
- How to Create a Custom eMail Signature in Mac Mail
- Two Activities to Maximize Networking Opportunities at Your Next Meetup
- Where to Get Pre-keyed (Green Screen) Video Footage for Your Web Video or Online Project
- Favorite 10 Tools for Creating Learning
- The Change Curve on Death and Dying
- An Eight-step Process for Using Post-it Notes to Gain Meeting Consensus
- Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings for Kids?
- How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis as You Prepare for 2010
- Creative Elegance, the Twitterverse and the Conversation Prism
Top 10 Most Viewed Articles Written in 2010 on BusinessCasualBlog.com
- How to Create a Custom eMail Signature in Mac Mail
- 300 of the Most Frequent Words I Used in 2009 - What Do the Words We Use Say About Us?
- How to Add an Opt-in Form Inside Your Video
- It's a Lie to Think That You're Not Good Enough
- What Scaling Steep Rocks Can Teach Us
- 8 Keywords and Phrases That Will Get You Unfollowed (on Twitter)
- Breakeven Analysis Can Help Determine Your ROI for a Social Network - Part 2
(Related: Taking Another Swat at Social Media ROI - Part 1: The Four Levels of ROI)
- Here's an Example of Effective Use of Social Media in a Customer Support Role
- (Part 2) Why Is Long Tail Called a "long tail"?
(Related: Part 1 - Do You Know What 'Long Tail' means? and Part 3 - Do You Know What 'Long Tail' Means?)
- Can You Read This? Seven Tips to Improve Your Blog Post's Readability
I'm still digesting the lists above for trends and "aha"-type insights. Does anything jump out at you?
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