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Most Popular Posts of 2011

top 5 postsOne of the things I miss most since the acquisition is working from coffee shops. It’s quite fitting that I’m sitting in Starbucks right now with a chai tea latte to my right and my headphones on blaring Lana Del Rey. I’m not accustomed to not having things to work on during the Holidays. I used to spend breaks like this to catch up or “bypass” the competition as I would tell myself. I’ve decided to use the time for “self-improvement” (can you tell I’m big on that by now?).

At the end of every year, I look over the list of goals I’ve put together the year before and compile a “What Went Well” and an “Even Better If” column. This blog goes in the former category. I had invested so much time in my old one that I put off creating a new personal blog and I’m glad I finally got around to it in April. Below, you’ll find a list of the most trafficked posts. Enjoy!

  1. Notepad of Startup Ideas – I transferred my “idea book” into this blog post one weekend and it skyrocketed to the top of Hacker News, blowing all the other posts out of the water. You’ll find a variety of ideas I’ve had since I was in high school, some good ones that ended up being built and others that I probably shouldn’t have included.
  2. 10 Years Ago (Or a Brief Back Story) – I was surprised to discover this ranked second, especially since it was posted nine days ago. This entry was produced after seeing something of my past that made me reflect upon how my life has changed over the last ten years. I’m still receiving nice emails and comments on it.
  3. Being My Own Worst Enemy – This was another surprise. In this post, I highlighted my dissatisfaction from winning First Place at Temple’s Business Plan Competition to showcase my self-deprecating behavior, how it has been a self-fulfilling prophecy, and how I would like to combat it.
  4. Finding Interns in Philadelphia – I’m a huge advocate of utilizing interns and after constantly being asked where to find them, I compiled a list of local universities that offered internship programs with their contact information.
  5. 123LinkIt has been Acquired by Netline – This one doesn’t need an explanation :-).

I’m going to finish up my annual review list. You can help by leaving a comment on how you would like this blog to improve or provide ideas of topics you’d like me to write about. Thanks in advance.