I’ve had small goals with this blog and celebrate every view it gets. So, when I reviewed my blog stats for 2012, I was surprised to see that the blog had 10 times as many views in 2012 as it did in 2011!
I guess that means I’m doing something right! As a firm believer in continuous improvement, my next question is: What can I do better?
First, I’d like to thank you for staying with me as one of my “regular readers.” Each post I write, along with your great comments, helps me to clarify my thinking. And hopefully you are gaining something of value as well.
Here are the top five blog posts from 2012.
Feedback is one of my blog’s most searched for terms and the hottest topic, with a surprising 2,000 views of the first post below:
- Reduce the “Ouch” of Difficult Feedback: Picture me in a new spring outfit: loose-fitting lavender pants and matching jacket. As I walk down the hall, of the school where I was the principal, second grader, Jessica, spots me and offers with a smile…(more)
- Hurricane Sandy Lessons…So Far: I am writing this post five days after evacuating my home in Sea Bright, New Jersey. Our beautiful seaside town has been declared a disaster area and our home has suffered severe flooding on the lower level (of three levels). But, it is still standing and so am I. (more)
- Friendship Pain — Part Two: Dumper or Dumpee: I’ve been having intense conversations with friends in response to last week’s post about Friendship Pain. So, here’s Part Two. I have yet to find one friend who has not experienced friendship pain. They all have stories to tell. Many…(more)
- Even if You Can Force An Apology—Should You? Should we ever force someone to apologize? If we’re in a position of authority, where we can initiate apologies between kids or employees, should we? When we feel hurt or wronged, what might we want to hear instead of a… (more)
- Thank You for Listening: “Thank you for listening.” Hearing these simple words of gratitude at the end of a conversation was a new experience back in 2004. Now, I smile inwardly when I hear these four words, feeling like I’ve just been given an… (more)
So, what do you think?
I am inviting your feedback as I decide how my blog might evolve in 2013. I’d be grateful if you would take a minute (really, just one little minute) to offer your input by responding to the three questions below:
I look forward to using your feedback to make my blog even better for 2013. I’d say that if my blog results in just one person’s growth, shifting perspective, or clarity (even if that person is me), my time has been well spent. What would you say?