What a novel idea: taking your best posts from 2014 and sharing them on your blog. I didn’t come up with the idea, of course. But I for the past two years I have joined in the hoopla and published my stats. See 2012 and 2013.
Even though we are nearing the end of January, I had not done a similar post for 2014. There were two main reasons for this:
- It seemed like every blog I read was doing a 2014 review, all at the same time
- I am embarrassed by my poor blogging track record in 2014
Those are stupid reasons. I committed to posting transparent goals for my website and published them for others to read. I have a responsibility to see it through.
So here is the recap post, only about a month later than others. Perhaps waiting this long means this post is considered fresh?
Let’s start with the elephant in the room
At the end of 2014, I received a really nice email from the folks at Automattic (of WordPress and Jetpack fame). They told me how I did blogging in 2014. This is purely based on traffic to the blog.
Here are my most popular posts for 2014.
Notice something odd here? I published every single post in 2012 or 2013.
In other words, I failed 2014. [Continue reading]