2014 in review
Posted December 31, 2014on:
Is there a social or “new” media platform that does not offer year-end reviews?
YouTube has its now traditional rewind video.
I avoid Facebook but another YouTube video informed me of personalized 2014 reviews there that did not fare too well.
Google+ Photos autoselected photos that were supposed to represent my year in a slideshow. The algorithm seemed to select only photos with people and were the least representative in my opinion. They can cite data all they want; they do not represent emotion.
Not to be outdone, WordPress informed me that I missed just three days this year in reflections. I was very ill for a period in August.
My five most read entries for the year were a mix of old and new:
- Teacher or educator (Sep 2012)
- Are Chromebooks the new netbooks? (Jan 2014)
- Gamification is not game-based learning (Feb 2014)
- Pot calling the kettle black (Mar 2014)
- Alternative to best practices (Sep 2012)
The top five referral sites to my blog were Twitter, singaporedaily.net, Facebook, Google+, and NIE.
My blog attracted readers from 145 countries with the top three being Singapore, the USA, and Australia.
So now what?
I started this blog in 2008 and grew to blog daily whether or not anyone was reading. I developed this habit when I blogged on behalf of my then unborn son in 2003.
I plan on keeping that habit up just like the way the guy in the video took a photo of himself every day for 12 years.
I wonder if I can replicate that stare in writing…