As we kick off 2014 and say good-bye to 2013, I thought I’d take a few quick moments to look back and recap some of the milestones, anniversaries, top posts, etc. from 2013 in case you might have missed them. After all, we all know how hectic our days can become in this fast paced world of technology and social media streams we live in, and if you blink for too long or at the wrong time, you can completely miss something that you really wish you would have seen earlier.
Let’s start with a few quick and easy ones: Anniversaries:
Even with the move back to the U.S. Team in 2013, and my role shifting to more of a behind the scenes focus to help enable stronger success for our Microsoft partners through their sales efforts, the fantastic feedback and input from the readers of my blog has been wonderful. Plus, as has been the case in many of the prior years, topics and information from posts earlier throughout the year continue to be high volume drivers and key pieces of information that partners really enjoy. With that, here are the Top 10 posts from 2013, based on number of reads for each:
Probably not surprising to many of you, FREE stuff continues to lead (the free ebooks and Office training posts as an example), plus how-to information/cheat sheets seem to always get high marks. As has been the case for each of the prior years, the annual video post from leaders across Microsoft draws a ton of attention and views as people like to see and hear from the various leaders across the company. Some of you might also find it interesting to see that security topics (such as the Fake Fed-Ex alert) and Cloud (How to sell O365 & O365 event) also made it into the Top 10 for the year.
Now while the posts above are the top posts created in 2013 by views, what you might find interesting is that the top post being read on a daily basis right now in 2014 is my: How to recover that un-saved Microsoft Office Excel, Word, or PowerPoint file you closed before saving post. That’s right, it is outpacing even the free ebooks posts each and every day, and I have to say, getting the messages from the readers of that post telling me their stories about how “hours of unsaved work was recovered” based on the information shared in my post brings me a great deal of satisfaction just knowing I was able to help someone in their day to day lives through my post. One of my favorites was the story about how a guy had spent many hours compiling a body of work, only to have his power go completely out before he had saved his work. When the power came on, he was in a frantic state, sure he’d miss his deadline. Fortunately, he came across my post, followed the steps, fully recovered his work, and made his deadline successfully.
As I look forward into 2014, I am extremely excited about what our partners and Microsoft have ahead of us and what I believe we can accomplish together! As always, I thank you all for being a part of our community and for being a reader of my blog. Whether you are a new reader today or have been a follower for years, I look forward to continuing to connect with you through all of my social media outlets throughout 2014. Plus, for those of you going to WPC 2014 in Washington D.C., I look forward to seeing you there!
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