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Janine Ripper has way too much time on her hands now. So, she decided that the 6 degrees of separation could lead to a discussion of 7 links. A retrospective of my blog to discuss 7 posts, 7 links you may find useful. My issue is that I not only write this blog, but I prepare reports for clients, and send notes to my clients almost every day. So, between those reports, notes, and blogs, there are more than 2000 pieces for the last calendar year alone! But, I will limit this to my blog- but you are welcome to disagree with my choices. Let me know what you think I should have chosen…
My Most Beautiful Blog: Beautiful to me are the feelings invoked as I write the post. And, I described a business principle that was made obvious (to me, at least) when I was sharing a baseball game with my son, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson (about ½ my immediate family). The topic was vision, mission, and goals- and time management. We need to remember- each and every day- that our family is a vital part of the equation.
My Most Popular Post: The problem with this choice is that the newer posts don’t get equal weight. The question is not the most popular post the day or week you posted it- but the most popular post by number of clicks. And, I am assuming the word “My” belongs to my blog, not to me. So, the winner is: Do You Know This Key to Building Team Trust. A guest post from Mohammed Fahtelbab. He had sent it around to clients and friends and I asked him to republish it on my blog- a request to which he acceded. Thanks, Mo! If you want a post I personally wrote (this comes in second by 3 views), then it’s Well Deserved Kudos- and a lesson for us all!, when I thanked people who made a difference in my life. (I thank them every day- this was just a public acknowledgement.)
My Most Controversial Post: Most of my controversial discussions are NOT to be found on this blog. I try to keep my politics out of the blog. (Actually, everything we do is politics; I am talking about Partisan Politics; and my party does not exist within the Commonwealth of Virginia…) The winner of this category was a technical/medical series, where I disagreed vehemently with the facile conclusions presented by ProPublica in the Atlantic: Reactions to The Atlantic (ProPublica) Dialysis Article.
My Most Helpful Post: This is the hardest to discern, since I consider ALL my posts helpful :-). And, there is no scientific way to determine this fact, so it’s all my personal bias… I discussed resolutions and changes we need to institute in our (business, personal, professional) lives last September (my new year), which I do discuss from time to time. But, this list was the most complete.
A Post Whose Success Surprises Me: This is going to be a bust. I expect (demand?) that everything I do be a success. As such, how could a post’s success surprise me? I could say that Mo’s guest post could be construed as surprising, since I didn’t write it. But, I knew it was a winner from the second I first saw it.
A Post I Feel Did Not Get The Attention It Deserves: All of them? Ok, I’ll pick one. A topic that is a real problem when traveling on the Internet. The fact that any Tom, Dick, Harry, or Sally can print something and the rest of the world assumes it is factual. The post was “Truth or Internet? Why Are They Often Mutually Exclusive?” How often do you get eMail or see something on the web and pass it along. Do you ever check to make sure it’s true? That’s how the Big Lie works. One person invents a fact, someone else believes it (because it resonates with their beliefs) and sends it, and a geometric progression of publicity begins.
The Post I Am Most Proud Of (sic): This is easy. I am proud of every post I have ever published. But, my first post, Opening Gambit, was the hardest one to publish. It meant I made a promise to you- the reader- to post the very best information I can, each business day of the year. I’m keeping my promise—and I thank you for reading them.
So, what are your choices for these categories? Write me and let me know…
Oh, wait… I’m supposed to pass the buck… This is a hard choice (so I wrote down everyone and pulled lots for the four “lucky” choices…
- Tor Constantino- The Daily ReTort
- Janet Callaway- The Natural Networker
- Leanne Chesser- WAHM Solution
- Veronica Campos-Hallstrom- Club Creative Art….
Come on down, the pot’s boiling, so the coffee will be ready shortly….
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