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My 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts from 2017

My 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts from 2017

Based on the number of views, these are my top blog posts from 2017.

  1. Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving. This post also earned an honorable mention in eLearning Learning’s MVP awards.
    Recently emerged monarch butterfly
  2. Scaffolding in Microlearning
    Screenshot from Duolingo
  3. 40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books
    40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books
  4. Converting Traditional Multiple Choice Questions to Scenario-Based Questions
    Converting to Scenario-Based Questions
  5. Managing the Complexity of Branching Scenarios
    Branching scenario with exponential growth
  6. How Long Should We Let Learners Go Down the Wrong Path?
  7. How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning
    Conversation-Driven eLearning
  8. How to Get Started Writing a Branching Scenario for Learning
    Get Started Writing Branching Scenarios
  9. What to Write First in Branching Scenarios
    What to Write First in Branching Scenarios
  10. Objections to Stories for Learning
    Objections to Stories for Learning

My post on Immediate and Delayed Consequences in Branching Scenarios didn’t make this top ten list, but it was a finalist for eLearning Learning’s MVP awards.

My goal for this year was to continue posting consistently, with a regular post every other week and a links post about once a month. I met that goal and published a total of 41 posts in 2017. I also wanted to continue to write about storytelling and scenarios, since that’s my favorite niche.

  • 26 regular posts
  • 15 links posts
  • 16 posts on storytelling and scenarios

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, especially those who comment, share, and like my posts. Blogging would be a valuable tool for reflection even if it was just for myself, but it’s so rewarding to hear from people how my posts have helped them. I’m looking forward to more great conversations in 2018!


1 Million Views. Thank You!

Today, I reached a milestone in my blog: 1 million total views. Thank you to everyone who is reading this, from the long term readers who have been there since the beginning to the ones who just found me today.

All time views 1,000,083

It’s taken me over 8 years to reach this milestone, and I’m hardly the most-viewed blog in our field. It’s still a bit mind-boggling to me though. One million is one of those numbers that’s hard to really wrap your head around.

For those out there struggling with low traffic on a new blog, don’t give up hope! I average 16,000 views and 8,000 unique visitors a month now. Look how low my numbers were in 2007 though (I started in December 2006, so the 6 views in 2006 don’t really count). In 2007, I averaged 1400 views a month. I get as many views now in 3 days as I did in an entire month in 2007.

Chart of views from 2006 to 2015

This is post number 950. That post count includes all 678 of my links and bookmarks posts. Until 2010, I posted bookmarks via Diigo every day I saved a link. Hundreds of my early posts were daily bookmark posts (I posted 286 times in 2007, for example). Now I consolidate and post links roughly every other week. As for non-bookmark posts, my current goal is to write a new regular post every two weeks.

So thanks to all of you for reading, commenting, and sharing. When I started this journey, I had no idea how much I would learn, both from writing posts and from conversations with all you amazing people out there.

I’m looking forward to continuing these conversations with you in the years to come. Here’s to the next 1 million views!