Year End Post
2008 has been a crazy year. Life was turned upside down a bit as I figured out how to be a single Dad and at the same time merged my consulting business with Management Solutions Plus. I became a CEO of an association for the first time, did enough travel to qualify for elite status on United for only the second time, and in my spare time managed to complete the first draft of a book (coming out in 2010!).
All the while I still managed to blog, though I am sad to report that I failed to "three-peat" as Association Blogger of the Year, as given out by Social Media Zen Master, Ben Martin. While he gave me credit for a "strong year" in his annual "Bloggies" post, Ben gave his Blogger of the year for 2008 to Kevin Holland, and deservedly so. Acronym and the new A-List bloggers also got kudos, and best new blogger went to Frank Fortin, so do go check him out.
I am looking forward to 2009. 2008 was a great year, but I still felt like I was getting my bearings to some extent. In 2009 I want to leap forward. I want to blog more, and, more importantly, I want to READ more blogs (that has fallen by the wayside in 2008). I want to get more out there. More articles, presentations, ebooks, etc. I want to speak more truth, push people more, stand up more, show up more. With all this "more," I'll need some less in there too. Less time wasted. Less waiting. Less fear, or at least less fear-based paralysis! Less yelling. Less worrying.
Happy 2009 everyone. For your review, here is a summary of 2008 by the numbers:
Miles running: 432.9 (up from 384 in 07)
Miles biking: 2,170.3 (down from 2,620 in 07)
Miles flown on United: 25,251 (Premier. Yay!)
People I follow on Twitter: 220
People who follow me on Twitter: 232
Facebook friends: 147
Linked In contacts: 86
Get Me Jamie Notter subscribers: 272
Get Me Jamie Notter posts in 2008: 110
Get Me Jamie Notter posts (cumulative): 417
Get Me Jamie Notter comments: (cumulative): 481
Lifetime blog page views: 30,327
Average daily blog page views: 22.60
Blog feeds in my reader: 59
Unread blog posts right now: 509 (this is a problem)
Emails in my inbox: 1,463 (this is also a problem)
Always Done it That Way Books Sold: 296 (1,442 cumulative)
Generational Diversity books sold: 47 (82 cumulative)