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
Don’t Get Hooked! Why Successful People Don’t Take the Bait
Why Leaders Must Deliver on Promises
Winners Give Just A Little Bit More
What Do You See in the Clouds?
What Leaders and the Declaration Signers Have in Common
The Power of Aloneness: Quotes on Solitude
12 Traits That Inspire Deep Loyalty
Don’t Listen to the Dream Killers
The Top Guest Post
The top guest post is by my mentor, friend, and regular contributor Bruce Rhoades:
Leadership Lessons from Downton Abbey
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