What was popular in 2018? In the rest of the world it was probably something about a celebrity that did a thing that no one will remember, either the thing or the celebrity, a hundred years from now. Humans, we’re such silly people. I can provide one answer, though. Here are the ten most popular posts from this blog in 2018.
- MicroVision Begins 2018
- Summarizing MVIS At CES From Home
- Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2018
- My Spreadsheet For Tracking My Stocks
- GERN Spikes I Buy AST
- Transition For Writers On Whidbey
- Fresh Idea – Dockside Tidal Power
- Apple Pixar Dendreon
- Small Powerful Things
- Woo Hoo Health Care
The other way of looking at the list is:
- health care
OK, so evidently 2018 was the year for stocks despite my portfolio’s performance. Fine by me.
This is also a lesson the data taught me years ago. Blogging is more persistent than posting to Facebook, Twitter, et al. Check out the dates from the posts.
Half of the top posts were written years ago. Those posts carry more significance because someone had to look for the earlier posts. It is like readers reaching past the “Just Published” section in a bookstore, heading to the back racks, and maybe ordering something special delivery.
I’m pleased to see that My Spreadsheet For Tracking My Stocks was popular. Maybe my approach is useful to others. Happy to help.
I’m particularly pleased and will continue to ponder the relatively high rank of one of my inventions: Fresh Idea – Dockside Tidal Power. Clean energy that doesn’t interfere with the environment? Yep. Maybe. And, maybe someone wants to work on it – and include me.
To my fellow writers, data is another reason blogging can be powerful. Blogs persist. Data reveals. Instead of relying on anecdotes, compliments or complaints heard in the grocery line, or trying to count Facebook Likes, data tells me where my largest audience sits. That’s rare feedback for a creative endeavour.
To those who read and follow my blog, thanks for dropping by, commenting, and sharing. My passion is for people and ideas. Both are impressive and I truly enjoy playing introducing each to the other. Read well. Happy New Year.