Of course the main reason for this was the success of Content Rules. It hit numerous best seller lists on Amazon and in Inc Magazine.
Ann and I traveled around North America (and a quick jump to The Netherlands for me) talking about the book and the rising importance of content for everyone. According to TripIt I traveled a total of 77,833 miles and visited 31 different cities this year.
I met so many amazing people, visited amazing new cities and the opening doors of opportunities are still showing themselves even this morning.
I took a look back at what I've written this year and was surprised by what I found were my most popular posts. It is really too bad that three of them were based around a blunder by a brand that I still don't think believes it did anything wrong. But, here is list in case you missed some of them.
My Top Posts of 2011
- Ragu Hates Dads
- I Work Where I Am & When I Want
- Yes, I Want to Speak at Your Event
- Social Media Has Made You Lazy
- I Share What I Want. Not You.
- My Final Word on Ragu
- The Secret Sauce – Free Advice for Ragu
- The Slow Death of Flickr
- We ARE All Weird
- When Inspiration Whispers
- I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad Wine
- Surviving Travel
- Sidelined By Surgery
- The Great Klout Plunge of 2011
- Are You One of The Crazies? | C.C. Chapman
What this list does show me though is that the type of writing I love doing is resonating with people and that confirms a big part of what 2012 will hold for me with the writing and release of my next book.
I also looked at my three words from the beginning of the year of Create, Inspire & Teach and I think I did ok with them. I'm still noodling over what my words will be for this year. I keep changing them.
But, as the final grains of sand fall away on this year I know that while I could have done more and done better, I'm content and happy with all that I accomplished. There is plenty of room for improvement and fine tuning. I see a lot of that in my near future.
See you next year!