Blog That? Top 20 reflections on 2014.

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Here’s my top 20 blogging reflections on 2014, an update from my 2013 list:

  1. Grateful for: The Community. (Simply the Best.) Friends. Followers, Likes, Comments, Engagement, Banter, Re-blogs. Thank you.
  2. Appreciate: Infrequent notes from silent followers. Always surprising and inspiring.
  3. Take any posts back: No. (But, I do grimace at a few.)
  4. Viral: Yes. One share titled: Gate A-4. 845,000 views. 487 likes. 15 Minutes of Fame can be frightening. Glad to be back to the Man-Cave.
  5. Blogging Challenges: Staying fresh. (Not good enough. This one feels tired. Who cares?)
  6. Secret Sauce for High Quality Content: (1) Read. (2) A silent partner(s). (Thank you.)
  7. Wish I Had More Time for: Reading and writing. (Especially Reading)
  8. Awards: Grateful for the fellow blogger recognition but haven’t been able to pay it forward. (Sorry.)
  9. Who do you call at 3am (when you need blogging help): Todd. Mimi. Lori. BethCarol. Ray. And continuing mention of the bloggers who brought me to the dance: Kurt @ Cultural Offering & Steve @ Anderson Layman’s Blog. (Thank you all.)
  10. Important: Attribution for shares. Regrets? 2012 post without owner’s consent. Apologies extended and post revised.
  11. Best writing aids/apps: For me (amateur): Save your time and money. Skip ’em.
  12. Best App in Supporting Role: Evernote. For clipping, storing, composing. No close 2nd place finisher.
  13. Most useful Utility Apps: 1password. TextExpander. Snagit. DropBox or iCloud. (sync/backup critical)
  14. Best Reading/Content Apps: Feedly. Pocket. Kindle. Tumblr.
  15. Best blogs to follow: Authentic. Have opinion. High quality writing and/or content. Succinct.
  16. Wish I knew how to: (1) Write well (or better?). (2) Photoshop images. (No time. Limited competency.)
  17. Mac vs. PC: Mac/iPad/iPhone wins hands down. Syncing and stability worth price premium.
  18. Chrome vs. Safari: (for Mac Users)? Toss Up. Safari for integration/syncing. Google for speed and widgets.
  19. Niggling Nuisances: Spam. Self-linking. Haters. (Few) Guest blogger requests unrelated to blog theme.
  20. Why Blog? Why not?

Notes:

  1. Related Posts: (1) 2013: Top 20 Reflections on 2013: A Blogger’s Retrospective. (2) 2012: Two Years and Counting
  2. Image Credits (modified text). Original Source: Miguel Fernandez @ gengen-den-strich.com via Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog

Comments

  1. Never stop my friend, never stop. You are better than you believe (for those moments when you doubt it) with a wide and deep span that delights and inspires so many. As for early mornings? I’m always here for you. Happy New Year.

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  2. Great reflections David.
    Such helpful tech info too! I had no idea …
    Thank you for being here 🙂
    I love you… still.
    Val x

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  3. New to your tribe, but like the style; certainly original from what I’ve seen. Count me in for ’15.

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  4. Another wonderful year of following your blog. I’m not tired of you yet. Good thing! 😊

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  5. Once more in 2014–WMS, WMS! I look forward to your posts Every. Single. Day. You do a phenomenal job of provoking, pacifying, promising, piquing and punctuating the ebb and flow of this thing we call life, DK. I’m honored beyond measure to be included in your little ‘village of helpers,’ and like Mimi, I’m here for ya anytime. On to 2015! 🙂

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  6. Bring it on….everything everything everything….!

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  7. I subscribed late in 2014 and thoroughly enjoy your posts. Your ‘blogging reflections’ are great. 🙂

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  8. living n learning all the way! 😉 happy new year X

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  9. love this dk, and blog regrets…i’ve had a few (oops, sinatra snuck in), but really all good in the blog world and the people are what make it that way. happy you are one of them –

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  10. no wonder I love your blog so much–you put a lot into it and think about what you do

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  11. Congratulations on past accomplishments and here is a toast to 2015. Always a pleasure and thatnks for the mention.

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  12. Awww…I’m on the list. And…I’m on the list??? Earth shattering. 🙂

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  13. Happy New Year to you, David…keep on keeping on! We all love what you do!

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  14. Happy New Year! May it bring you even more blogging friends and joy and gladness. I’ll be looking forward to your posts next year.

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  15. Amber Danette says:

    I’m grateful for your fine,inspiring posts, your kindness, and your friendship. Have a wonderfullly blessed New Year.

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  16. 21. Best tip to keep readers interested: Variety. Always find a new angle, a new idea, a new image. Show what’s never been shown before.

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  17. Enjoyed this post. Happy New Year.

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  18. #17 all the way, baby!

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  19. Happy New Year, Awesome David!

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  20. David, you are truly one of my favorite bloggers!! The Happiest of the New Year to you!! Cher xo

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  21. Thank you for the daily smiles and thoughtful prose each morning with my coffee. Here’s to another year of great content for the uncountable masses.

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  22. 🙂 Happy New Year, Dave

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  23. Blessings of the New Year…

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  24. Thank you for sharing this! I keep the good emails in my wp folder 🙂 I haven’t used evernote much yet, but I shall try now, Thanks for all your great posts! Happy New Year to you!

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  25. Even though I don’t get here every single day, it’s always a place to which I must return, a home of some sort, with an open door for no matter when. I feel known, welcomed, challenged to find thoughts and words I didn’t realize I had. The “Cheers” of blogs. Another great year DK, congrats! And, pun intended, cheers to 2015, and Evernote 🙂

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