234 Posts and What I Learned from 2014? If Anything

This year I posted 234 blog posts. That is a lot of posts! I had a 23 day streak at one point and Monday was my most productive with 41 posts. If you read my blog I share what I am thinking in the moment. I don’t care how many read what I write, but I write more to get ideas out of my head so I can move on.

However, I do love to see what people are actually reading. A major focus for me in 2015 is streamlining, learning to have a more narrowed focus on what I do and spend time on and to be more productive in 2015 by saying NO!

In order to do that I looked at my end of the year data to see what you actually spent time reading. It is an interesting eye opener and gives me the opportunity to think about the direction I want to head in for 2015.

Thank you everyone who took time to read my blog posts. I appreciate all 21,000+ views so much as it is nice to know that people do read my rants and ideas from time to time. I look forward to hopefully creating more quality content in 2015

Here is a breakdown of 2014 here on the site.

Top 5 Pages

Over the course of this year I have tweaked my website probably more than I should, but I am always trying to find a way to make things easy to navigate while making everything I create accessible. I created a ton of pages this year and here are the top 5. No real surprise here. All of these are things that people can do! These pages are action pages where readers can learn how to do something.

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. twitter.com
  2. plus.google.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. linkedin.com
  5. livebinders.com

This shows me that as I rethink my social media that Google Plus is still alive and kicking despite what people think. I was surprised that LiveBinders was on the list. I am curious what binders my work is shared on so I can see, but that is not at my disposal.

I had visitors from 114 different countries! To me, this is the coolest stat of them all!

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Last, here are my top 25 posts from 2014. Looking at these I have a hard time finding trends or anything to make sense of, but I realize that many of my posts have a negative tone in the title. Three podcasts made the cut, but surprisingly that did not translate into people listening to them. Most of these posts challenge the reader to think about their ideals, vision, and how they operate. There are times when I question posting these thoughts because I don’t want to sound like I have answers. Rather, 2014 taught me that I have more questions than answers and hopefully 2015 will allow me to find more answers.

The World is a Makerspace, Not a Classroom
Help Purge the Education Landscape of Terrible Games!
#edplay Panel Chat: 3 barriers to graduating tinkerer scientists in US schools #stuvoice #stem
Are we even listening anymore?
3 Key Components to a Powerhouse Staff and School
024: Living on Edge of Chaos – Book Discussion: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell with Lisa Van Gemert
Increasing Teacher Voice: Challenge and Nominate a Teacher
Love of Learning Cannot Be Taught….Can It?
Useless Homework Only Results In Frustration
Selling Autographed The Fault In Our Stars for Good Cause
Avoid the Game of Education and LEARN!
“And I Won’t Back Down”
020: Living On The Edge of Chaos: Season 2 Episode 2 – Mini Thought on Courage
Teacher Tinker Time Reflection: Teamwork and Collaboration
The Intricate Balance of Instructional Coach
#YEOT – Soldering Project 1: Adjustable Power Supply
Coffeechug Offers First After School Hack Class: Greeting Cards
#edplay GHO Panel Chat: Group Work Shownotes, links, and feedback
Brainwriting Activity, not Brainstorming
Drop a Turkey in November: Coffeechug Fitness Challenge
027: Allison Edwards – Author of Why Smart Kids Worry
Book Review: Deeper Learning by Monica Martinez
Snapping Jaws Jack O Lantern Using Arduino and Sparkfun
#YEOT Open Lab 1: Solder Skill and Solder Project
Shrink the attention span to boom the voice 
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