The Year Was…
The world and his wife (where did that phrase come from) are now showcasing their Best of Last Year. Why should we not join in?
Every Friday last year, a roundup of the most visited post of the week was shared. However, we are doing things a bit different and will use the first Monday of 2016 to toot our own horn!
This blog relocated to WordPress less than a year ago and we did our best to make up time by posting every day of the week, initially. We were also posting twice a day in the beginning. Then the crazy-making schedule and pace got to us and we reduced to one post a day Monday to Friday. This has worked well for us and while there will be new developments throughout the year, this is the format we will keep for a bit longer.
So, the Best of Last Year. What did you our readers visit the most in 2015? Which of our posts struck a note with you? And, our Contributors, what did they bring to the table that you truly liked, shared and re-read?
Best of Last Year
Let us start with the people without who I could not do this every day, most certainly not with the frequency and expanse of topics we have covered. What were the best posts from our Contributors last year? I invite you to check out the ones you have missed and share those that you think a friend or family member might need to read or simply find informative.
Alexis Ali, our short story writer and go to woman on just about any topic having to do with life, love, changes – her Best of The Year post, Adele’s Pattern: Journey To Redemption shone a very bright light on parental abuse, perpetuated by mothers. Alexis’ took us on a brief stroll along the rocky path of single parenting, poor stress management, domestic violence against children and healing. This is a must read short story, one that you will never forget and based on the responses, we knew helped at least one.
Clara Brown, accomplished career woman, wife but mother before all else shared her understanding of child-rearing and the importance of imparting wisdom over material to our youth. In her best post last year, “Children: 4 Wisdom Tips for Success, Clara pointed to tried, tested and proven strategies that she and her spouse use to raise a future leader. Check out this post and share with any parent you might know who is wondering how to teach their children what success truly is.
Katelyn Roth shared several aspects of her life with us throughout last year but it was her post on a ‘business’ that so few of us want to talk about that caught your attention. “Sex Trafficking: Today’s Slavery,” was one of the most visited posts of 2015 and so it makes our Best of the Year list. Katelyn opened the door to the fate of children caught up in this heinous trade. This is a view that we will most certainly continue the conversation about during 2016 and we would be very interested to hear your perspective on the sex trade and how it is affecting people in your community.
Michael Ballard is our resource person on the topic of resiliency, sharing posts with our readers from time to time throughout 2015. His most visited post was “Top Bounce Back Tips for Daily Living,” and gives great insight and an example how to pick yourself up and brush yourself off after a debilitating event in your life. So check it out and stay connected without us through 2016 for more resiliency tips.
From the distant shores of Pakistan, Contributor Neelma Tashfeen brought variety to this blog with her posts on several aspects of life in her country. Her Best of The Year post was “A Peek Into The Daily Lives of 3 Pakistani Woman,” was an introduction to the lifestyle, views and way of life in her homeland. We look forward to sharing more from her in 2016.
Robert Turner was the second man among us and while his journey with us has come to an end, he did share some good insight with our readers. His Best of the year was “Top 2 Reasons Why Men Fear Becoming Dads,” and readers continue to read and comment on this article here and through my other social media profiles (Facebook and Twitter).
Join us tomorrow when I share those posts of mine that caught your attention and helped some take steps to change “stuff” in their lives in 2015. We look forward to continuing this journey of 366-days with you. Hope the first four have been good to you and you can dive deeply and thrive this year with us by joining our community and getting insider tips and resources. Sign-up and receive my FREE monthly newsletter and affirmation poster, along with access to any E-Book that I publish throughout 2016. There are many other benefits of being a Subscriber, so sign-up today!
Have a great Monday!