Every year I do a three-part review and planning process. I call it Review, Reflect, Forward. Today’s post is Review. This is a look at numbers and other metrics from my work this year.
Moleskine notebooks used this year: 5 (I will also say that this year I discovered the joys of using Evernote and I’m now using that for some things. But I do still love a Moleskine.)
Favorite pens: Pilot Frixion Clicker (I love the 0.5 size and appreciate the eraser)
Books read in 2016: 33
My favorite reads:
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
On Writing by Stephen King
Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Books published: 1 (find it here)
Conferences attended: 6
Webinars taught: 22
Clients worked with: 5
Blog posts published: 84
Blog visits in 2016:160,854
Most popular blog posts:
25 Questions to Ask to Get The Story
3 Books on Writing Every Fundraiser Should Read
How to Start Telling Stories
The Ultimate Guide to Collecting Non-Profit Stories
Heart-warming emails, notes, tweets, calls that remind me of why I do this: too many too count
Best Moments of My year:
#1 – Publishing my book! I am still so happy that I committed to that project and made it happened this year.
#2 – Meeting so many blog and newsletter readers in person this year. Whether it was for coffee while I was traveling, at conferences, or at events around Vancouver, it is always amazing to connect with you all in person.
#3 – Swimming with sea turtles! This was so amazing. I was a little nervous at a first, but once we were out in the ocean and saw a very peaceful turtle swimming by, I was hooked.
Want to check out my previous reviews? 2014 and 2015.
What were the highlights for your year? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!