By Andy Crestodina
Since the beginning, this blog has helped more than a million visitors learn hundreds of important lessons. You, the readers and writers, have shared your experiences and techniques through more than 1000 posts and nearly 100,000 comments.
In this post, weÂll look back the 1000+ posts on Successful Blog and review. All of these, of course, were written by our beloved Liz. Some of these were instant classics. Others were their own mini-viral events. Each is an example of great writing on relevant topics.
So here they are, the top 15 posts in the history of this website…
ÂYou donÂt need to get a life, youÂve already got one.Â
ÂIt seems that we have the same secret reasons for not leaving our calling card. We want to leave our thoughts, but things get between us and that comment box.Â
ÂWonders, wishes, and waiting without commitment are a whole lot of nothing happening.Â
ÂAn interview or a client presentation is a test. ItÂs like an oral exam in which the subject is you.Â
ÂImagine you just landed on this planet. YouÂd have a passel of questions and a totally beginnerÂs view. The key is not to fix things, but to find new reactions to what you encounter.Â
ÂEvery person is struggling to find a meaning that makes sense. ItÂs not about money. ItÂs not about volume of work. ItÂs about meeting a self-defined goal of becoming a writer.Â
ÂFocus on the speaker and the value of the speakerÂs words. That guarantees your response will be graceful, respectful, and not about you.Â
ÂHow do you pack all of that promise into four or five simple words that will resonate with the folks you want to reach?Â
ÂCorporations, small businesses, every one of us could learn a lot from how Conan said good-bye. His words were the careful words of a leader delivered from the heart in a difficult situation.Â
ÂThe funny thing about humility is the second you think you have it, you donÂt.Â
ÂWriting communicates through across the world, through time, to people I have never met. It captures ideas, inventions, and information. ItÂs worth it to be even a tiny part of that.Â
ÂAn online community isnÂt built or befriended, itÂs connected by offering and accepting. Community is affinity, identity, and kinship that make room for ideas, thoughts, and solutions.Â
ÂWhat are the traits that creative folks have in common? Are we all creative? Is there anyone whoÂs not? Can I boost my creativity? Am I a creative freak?Â
ÂThis is not a rant, simply a set of observations which are quite similar to the challenges of any communication-based, people-centered endeavor.Â
ÂEver talked with a guy whoÂs passionate about his life? He doesnÂt give one kind of energy during the hours of 8 to 5 and another when play time arrives. His moments are filled with enthusiasm and determination for being part of everything that he does.Â
We hope you enjoyed this round-up. Hopefully, this was a discovery of some of the great posts you missed. Or perhaps it was a rediscovery of posts you read and loved. So many classics.
Feel free to reshare the greats. Better yet, leave a comment and tell us which of these you loved most …or perhaps which of your favorites we left out!