Below are the most viewed posts on this blog during 2012. If you missed one of them or have long since forgotten what it was about, check it out. Most are quick lessons learned of 366 words or less (the exceptions being #2 and #9 – both posts from 2011 that still were among the most viewed in 2012).
1. Be There: Giving full attention to the people you are with and not being distracted by technology or anything else.
2. Trust: The importance of trust between people, and implications if trust is broken, especially in relationships at work.
3. Sometimes All It Takes Is 20 Seconds: Inspired by the movie We Bought a Zoo, thoughts about how 20 seconds of insane courage can change your life.
4. Companies Need Customer Service Like Granny Provides: Based on my regular experiences with a sweet, old lady when I donate blood at the Red Cross, this is what customer service should be like.
5. You Need Someone At Work To Relate To: Being the only person at your business doing your type of work can be very lonely. Having one other person to relate to can help tremendously.
6. Kisses Are Priceless: From Valentine’s Day, 2012, read about two unexpected kisses, how they made my day and why kisses are priceless.
8. Don’t Pre-Judge: Whether dealing with people or animals, you can easily make wrong assumptions and treat others differently if you pre-judge them.
9. More Questions Than Answers: Still-unanswered questions from 2011 regarding social learning and the use of social media in learning.
10. Evil Is Real, and So Is the Cure: Reflections following the tragic elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut from my Christian worldview.
Thanks to all the readers who made these the most read. I look forward to seeing what interests you this year.