Best of lists are fascinating things. They have their problems, but they’re a fun way to summarize, review and organize simultaneously. My method was simple: I reviewed all of my posts of 2015, sorted them by popularity and comments (I read every one and reply to most), and then edited based on my own subjective sense of which ones will best stand the test of time.
Note: this was a very strange year for me professionally, the least productive I’ve had (See My Creative Burnout). I published far less (42 posts, well below my 120+ average) than any year since this blog began in 2003. I was still pleased to find some good works I put out into the world this year.
If you’ve been reading my work for awhile thanks for sticking around, and if you’re not already on it, join my mailing list – I think of you often and want to reward your loyalty, and that’s the first place I hope to do it in 2016. And if you’ve never heard of me before arriving at this post, I hope these missives below are worthy of you coming back.
Happy new year to you and I wish you the best on making it a great one.
- Why Small Ideas Can Matter More Than Big Ideas
- The Myth of Epiphany and Eureka Moments
- I’m Overwhelmed By Fear, How Do I Gain Confidence?
- Why Has Innovation Slowed Down (Or Has It)?
- My Creative Burnout (part two)
- How Do You Make People Think?
- 28 Things No One Tells You About Writing & Publishing
- The Advice Paradox
- Designers, Morality and the AK-47
- The Four Lies of Storytelling
- How Do You Know When You’re Done Creating Something?
- How To Write (A Memoir) – Lessons from writing The Ghost of My Father
- What Questions Never Leave You?
Also see: My best posts of all time (2003 – 2013)