It’s time to summarize what I’ve accomplished in the past year.
In two words: not much.
Ahh, who am I kidding?
It’s good to be me.
The PrincipalsPage.com Blog continues to grow each and every month. What started out as a pathetic attempt to amuse myself has turned into a pathetic attempt to amuse others.
People from all over the world (171 countries in 2009) have taken time out of their days (and nights… who knew so many people read blogs between the hours of 12 am to 5 am???) to visit and sometimes even leave a comment.
Comments are one of the ways to judge which blogs people like and dislike (another way: long rambling emails laced with lots of cursing).
What I have learned over my last 42 years of writing blogs is that I have no idea what subjects interest people.
The blogs that get the most comments are often times written (or thrown together) in 15 minutes.
The ones in which I put actual thought and effort often turn out to be duds.
So with that in mind, I have complied a list of the “Most Popular” blog entries by month (based on the number of comments) for this past year:
I would be remiss if I didn’t include a list of what I thought would be “Instant Classics” that turned out to be “Colossal Failures” (based on the number of comments). Who knows, maybe someone will feel sorry for these and leave a comment (or 12).
So 2009 comes to an end.
I’ve worked a full-time job; written some blogs; traveled to Washington D.C., Miami, and Walt Disneyworld; attended countless meetings and presentations; watched what seems like a thousand athletic events between school and my Evil Spawn; and had an endless supply of snot-nosed 3rd graders visit my home.
I also started a very special relationship with Buddy the Dog (again, don’t judge us) which has nothing to do with the point I’m attempting to make.
And I look forward to 2010, I am struck with one thought.
How have I escaped the Swine Flu?
Wasn’t I supposed to be sick by now? The government and the media was obsessed with me getting the flu during the first 11 months of the year. They wanted me to get a shot. They trained me to cough into my arm instead of my hands.
They told me to close school if students were sick.
Oh yeah, Tiger Woods went for a drive in the middle of the night.