Best of 2015 #5: A Good Muse is Hard To Find
Each year between Christmas and New Years, I recap the best 5 blog posts from the previous year as chosen by you, the readers. It’s simple. I just look at what blog entries got the most views and post the top five in reverse order. . . Except it’s not easy. This year was crazier than most. I did a series on Howard Tayler and Schlock Mercenary last week. It was by far the most popular entries I’ve written not just this year, but any year. Howard’s fans are enthusiastic and love to read about him. Howard and Sandra, his wife and business manager were very accommodating in granting me some pretty serious interview time. The series went well, it doubled my view rates for the entire year. Yes, it was the most popular. . .by far.
I’m not going to repost blog entries from a week ago. So, I had to look a little further back. There were several posts from previous years that remain popular:
- I Survived Bedlam3 about a mail storm at Microsoft (originally posted in 2013)
- The Pedophile, the Comedian and the Englishman about Scotty Lee a local Salt Lake Comic who made a series of really bad choices (originally posted in 2013)
- Think You Know How To Win All You Can? About a “game” during Boy Scout WoodBadge training (Originally posted in 2014)
- Five Signs Your Corporate Culture Is Sick – And what To Do About It: A traditional business post (Originally posted in 2013)
- Management Rule #1 That Make No Sense: In the Absence of Orders, ATTACK! The first of 16 rules for management I’ve come up with over the years. (Originally posted in 2014)
But, this list is about new posts in 2015 that people found interesting. The fifth most popular 2015 post (excluding Schlock Mercenary posts) was about writing and finding inspiration. I explain where the phrase Muse comes from and how I court mine.
Best of 2015 #5: A Good Muse is Hard to Find
Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday at 7:00 AM Mountain Time. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.
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