It was exactly a year back that I wrote about A Year of Change and New Beginnings, sharing my professional background and how the road looked ahead. At the time, I didn’t know that the photo I used for that post would turn out to be so apt for the year 2010. It has been an incredible ride!
Blogging at Skeptic Geek
In 2010, I wrote a total of 52 blog posts, meeting my target of a post per week. There have been many occasions where I faced writer’s block and felt stuck, but managed to push myself.
Except on rare occasions, I do not cover breaking news on this blog, preferring to share insights, opinion, and analysis. The recently created Facebook Page has just over 160 fans at present. I am happy that there are over 1000 RSS Subscribers to this blog, compared to about a 100 a year ago!
Also, I am grateful to the leading tech blogs who’ve linked to my posts (including TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, TheNextWeb, and Mashable) as well as the countless individual bloggers who’ve been kind to do the same.
Top Posts in 2010 (Page Views)
- Googler’s Take on Social Networking Reveals Chinks in Facebook’s Armor (15,657)
- EveryDNS.net Terminates Wikileaks.org DNS Services (9,676)
- Is Windows Live Delivering What Google Buzz Promised? (7,138)
- Get Buzz with RSS, feed to Facebook/Twitter (3,871)
- Google Buzz + Reader + Twitter + Facebook = Noise (2,566)
- The Evolution from Numbers to Relevance (2,508)
- Mapping Startups & Services Filtering For Relevance In A Matrix (1,505)
- Google Already Has An Invisible Like Button For Google Me (1,405)
- Optimize Google & Google Reader for Widescreen in Chrome (1,195)
- How I Live and Breathe Google Reader (1,118)
Curating at Techmeme
I have been privileged to spend the whole year working full-time as an Editor at Techmeme. The team of Editors is great to work with and there is so much I keep learning from Gabe.
This job also brings me in touch with many of the top tech bloggers, who continue to amaze me with their speed and sheer prolific output of posts they write. This is an amazing community of hard-working folks who dedicate themselves to breaking tech news and I am happy to be part of it.
Sharing on Google Reader and Twitter
In July, I described how I use Twitter. The increased number of followers, list memberships, and Klout Score isn’t that important to me, as is the increased engagement I have continuously witnessed on Twitter. The most important metric for a curator is how many people actually click the links I tweet? Compare these stats from July 2010:
To these in 6 months, in Dec 2010:
Gratitude and Wishes!
As I have shared above, this has been an exceptionally exciting and productive year. None of this would have been possible without your continued support, encouragement, and feedback. Some express their appreciation publicly, others do it privately. I am sincerely humbled and grateful for all the feedback that comes my way.
I hope you too have had a great year, and here’s wishing you Happy Holidays and a Great New Year 2011!