As a blogger does it really make any sense to write a post a few days before Christmas? Probably not! But just want to blog and besides I owed Paul C a post for Life is One Big Top Ten (2008). He deserves it after dealing with extreme sibling rivalry between my two blogs 🙂
Life is One Big Top Ten (2008) rule is you get to choose their own topic.
End of the year means it’s a great time for me to reflect on what were my top posts from my The Edublogger and Mobile Technology in TAFE blogs for 2008.
But how to decide? Google Analytics shows visits to site and provides no indication of how popular posts are to readers who subscribe using a feed reader e.g. Google Reader. Decided to use Tony Karrer’s idea of Top posts based on Delicious saves and used Post Rank to determine Delicious saves.
- Here’s My First Five Tips For Writing Better Blog Posts — What Are Yours? – if I choose from The Edublogger without looking at statistics
- How I Use RSS To Make My Life Easier – most popular based on Delicious saves (73)
- Quick Start Tips For New Skype Users – post didn’t expect to be popular, Delicious saves (32) & 5 links in just 4 days
- My Quick Start Guide for New Twitterers (45) – my choose from Mobile Tech blog without looking at statistics and most popular based on Delicious saves (45)
- PLN post series – posts I wrote to share results/reflections and never expected to be popular
Top Personal Blogging I Want To-Do(s)
Absolutely totally crazy but I really would like to make time to:
- Revisit the 31 Day Project by working through Steve Dembo’s 30 Days to Being A Better Blogger
- Participate in Tony Karrer’s 100 Conversations. Here are my 10 picks from his list:
- My ideal conference would be?
- Email tricks I use.
- How staying in touch has changed for me over the past five years.
- Tools that I get free and tools that I pay for and why I’m willing to pay
- How I do my work and where my work skills have changed in the last ten years.
- A great example of the use of a tool that really impressed me.
- My ways for keeping things organized, finding things again, and keeping lists.
- My top challenges in my work
- How I find blog topics
- Why 100 Conversations is a really good or bad idea?
Any one interested in joining me in either of these?
Top Problem I Failed To Solve!
Lolly (candy) jar has won!
2 years of plotting how I could get the it removed from desk right next to me, including hiding it, and I’m admitting defeat. Nothing worked.
I always said it was me or the lolly jar — one of us had to go!
Top Tweet Series
How can we forget the first toilet tweet?
Top Crazy Moment
Multitasking too much!
While writing this post on my PC while testing Second Life on my MacBook (to get ready for the Edublogs Awards ceremony) and having a Skype Chat (while watching Twitter on two computers).
The way I’ve tackled Life is One Big Top Ten (2008) made it hard for me to cover Ten since it would have made the post way toooooo long….. But I’m sure Paul C will understand and besides Darren Draper taught me it’s okay to break all the rules.
Who do I tag? No one 🙁 I’ve never had any success at tagging. But if you like any of my topics or the idea of the Big Top Ten please feel free to join us.
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