Monday, December 24, 2012
My Top 5 Christmas wish list for my blog is here.
#5. A few more readers. I'm not monetizing this blog, I'm merely channeling my innate desire to write. Who doesn't want more people to read it though?
#4. One viral post. Though I have a couple entries that have surpassed the four-figure mark in readership over time, I'm still not seeing any true "viral" post. Just one would be ok.
#3. My Rust Belt message heard. My personal favorite among the high-traffic blogs I've written is my Rust Belt Thesaurus Entry post. I wouldn't mind if #4 and #3 combined.
#2. More manufacturing inspiration. The topic of manufacturing is worthy of daily attention. I'm sensitive to too often writing about the same thing though so I wish for inspiration to write about manufacturing in several hundred different ways a year.
#1. Balance. I can't write about manufacturing every day so I hope for a balance. This is a column about perspective on family, community, and work after all. My personal metric is to look at the keywords cloud list in the right-hand column. If it gives Licking County (my community), the Port Authority (my work), family (my inspiration), and my favorite topics--manufacturing and economic development--bigger sizes than some of the other keywords, then I'm achieving balance.