Following Ari Herzog’s example, here are my top 10 posts of 2008.
It’s a hard choice to make, but the votes are all in and I’ve got the envelope from our friends at Price Waterhouse containing the winners:
- Why Most Online Communities Fail… A peice that really sums up the problems we face building online communities, and the common problems that cause them to fail.
- The Newspaper Decline – The Side We Don’t See – A great analysis of the problems facing newspapers I wrote in May, before the downturn hastened their problems.
- One is the Loneliest Number…Community Building 101 (you can follow up with the rest of the series via this tag page…)
- Social Media – Shark Jumping? – I question why services like Twitter are so heavily poplulated with Social Media consultants.
- New Journalism in Action – Using Twitter as a Photoblog with the Iphone -My final write up on my use of Twitter and the Iphone to cover a local event. Citizen journalism at its most base core.
- Old Media Lessons for New Media – A good piece for bloggers to read.
- 5 WordPress Features You Should be Using – These features are still all underused by most bloggers.
- The True Gold of Blogging – Link Relevance – A great bit that helps you understand why relevant links are so important to your blog.
- The Right Medium for the Message – My initial assessment after using Twitter for a few weeks. I’m surprised how much I still agree with my assessment.
- Media Bias is Us – How changes in the way we get our news are narrowing, not broadening, our exposure to differing opinions.
Its mildly surprising to me that my best posts from 2007 tended to center on small business marketing, online marketing and content management. Of course, I was working with small businesses then, so that I guess makes sense.
Did I miss any important post? Quite probably, but this is a fairly solid list. Tell me, which is the best of 2008?