Here’s what you liked the most at Ozar.me, based on clicks:
- How to Use a GoPro as a Web Camera in Skype – I wrote a post about doing this with an HD video camera a few years back, and it was instantly one of my most popular posts. I make a hundreds of dollars per month in Amazon referral fees for this one.
- What It’s Like to Work for a Bad Contracting Company – Contractors often make great money, but the work isn’t always enjoyable. Here’s why.
- What Does It Mean to Buy Out Your Partners? – It’s not just a matter of saying, “Hey, how much money do you want?” I talk about the equity, intellectual property, and more.
- Questions You Should Ask Before You Take a Consulting Job – Will I be responsible for bringing in new clients? Can I veto my travel schedule? How much of a backlog do you have for my skills?
- No, the DBA role still isn’t going away – When you hear someone sell you that line, note what other products they’re selling. Like hey, training classes about a different career path. Go figure.
- My Standing Desk: NextDesk Terra Pro Review – I still loooove this thing.
- What’s the Difference Between Contractor, Consultant, and FTE? – When they work, what kinds of work they do, and what they really get paid for.
- Career Directions Self-Assessment Quiz – Ten questions to make you a little uncomfortable about what you’re doing.
- How to Start a Company – Start with a simple checklist of the plumbing you need to set up.
- How Do You Measure Your Career? – Like post #8, this one is all questions and no answers, although there were good comments.
I was going to build a list sorted by comments, but the top comment ones are up in that list anyway.
Here’s some of the ones I liked the most, even though you apparently didn’t, you heartless bastards:
- Sentences to My Younger Selves – one sentence to each year of my past.
- The Best Presentations are Based on Pain – although I should have changed the word “best” to “most actionable.” There’s a lot of entertainment or trivia presentations that are still really good.
- Is Your Blog Cheers or McDonald’s? – understanding your blog’s strategy helps you decide what kinds of posts to write.
- “Dress for the job you want” doesn’t mean “wear a tie” – I know a lot of miserable people in ties.
With 60 published blog posts in 2015, I’m proud of what I produced this year on my personal blog. (I had a bunch more over on the company blog.)
Here’s to another successful 2016: doing awesome things, and sharing what I learn with you. I love this journey.