Unpredictable Results

Talk to any blogger and you will likely hear the same thing.  It is always a surprise to see what becomes popular.  I may work like crazy on something for hours, post it, and it may see very little traffic.  Something else ends up taking off, and it was almost a last minute thought.  You just can’t predict.

In putting together a list of popular posts, there are also so many ways to look at the data.  Do you measure purely by the traffic?  If you do it that way, doesn’t that give an unfair advantage to content posted in January?

After looking at the statistics, I decided to pick the top posts by traffic with a weight based on the date.  If a post was dated later in the year, it received a slightly higher weight to equal things out.

 

The Top 10: Did you miss one?

Here are the top 10 original posts:

3 Leadership Lessons from Santa Claus

Lesson from Santa: Let go of baggage weighing you down.

Don’t Get Hooked! Why Successful People Don’t Take the Bait

“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself of all other distractions.” -Saul Bellow

Why Leaders Must Deliver on Promises

“You are what you do, not what you say you will do.” CG Jung

Winners Give Just A Little Bit More

“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” –George Augustus Moore

What Do You See in the Clouds?

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” –Edgar Degas

What Leaders and the Declaration Signers Have in Common

“Leaders inspire others to a better vision of themselves.” -Skip Prichard

9 Leadership Lessons from Dad

“Leadership is defined by character, not position.” -Skip Prichard

The Power of Aloneness: Quotes on Solitude

Studies show taking time out for you increases memory, creativity, and mood.

12 Traits That Inspire Deep Loyalty

“A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” -Orrin Woodward

Don’t Listen to the Dream Killers

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” –Harriet Tubman

 

The Top Guest Post

The top guest post is by my mentor, friend, and regular contributor Bruce Rhoades:

Leadership Lessons from Downton Abbey

Lesson from Lord Grantham: Often the ‘best man for the job’ is a woman.

 

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