With 197 posts under the belt of Inspiration Bit I’m bound to have articles that are melting into the past just like that 2007 candle above. Did you ever wonder how many sites have you visited in the past year, how many articles have you read? It must be somewhere between fifty to hundred thousand, if not more. Who can blame you for not remembering some or even most of the old articles? I guess that’s when you can tell right away which are the best posts of the past year – the ones that you do actually remember as if you read them only yesterday. If I were to ask you, which old articles from Inspiration Bit are the most memorable for you, what would your answer be? I would love to read your responses, because they would most accurately represent the best Inspiration Bits in 2007.
Add to that the ever rising number of subscribers on this blog. By looking at my feedburner shot you can see that the feed count started to increase drastically in summer and fall of 2007.
But what about all those posts published in winter and spring prior to the rise in popularity? How many of us are diligently exploring the archives of the blogs that we only recently discovered? I’m the first one to admit that I do like digging into the past articles of the blogs that made a big impression on me, but if there are hundreds of such articles, I just don’t have enough time to read them all.
To help highlight otherwise buried old articles some bloggers feature them on a monthly basis. I was thinking of doing the same, but then I was concerned about my devoted readers getting bored with having to read those monthly post reviews. On the other hand something definitely needs to be done to direct new readers to our old articles. I’m curious to read your thoughts on this issue and I’ll be dedicating a post on this as well in a week or so. For now I’ve decided it’s a good idea to feature some of my better articles from the last year. Check them out, perhaps even some of the long-time readers of this blog will discover something that they’ve missed, or wouldn’t mind reading again, and hopefully this showcase will help the new readers to dive deeper into the waters of Inspiration Bit and unveil some hidden bits.
As for the new plans for Inspiration Bit in the year 2008, I’ll be starting a new regular feature on a weekly basis: DOS and DON’TS that will cover topics on different aspects of design, blogging, relationship and life. There will be also another new monthly feature titled CONVERSATIONS where I’ll be conversing rather than interviewing a number of people who inspire us with their talent or accomplishments. I would also like to define a better focus for Inspiration Bit and I would really appreciate your input here:
- Which past articles on Inspiration Bit were the most memorable for you?
- What type of posts do you favour the most, what topics would you like me to focus on more?
- What topics/posts are your least favourite?
- What changes/additions would you like to see on Inspiration Bit, in terms of its content, structure, focus? (I’m not asking about the design, as I can predict there will be lots of requests, and I am still working on a new design, so please be patient with me on this one)
And now, without any further ado, here are the best
or not bits of Inspiration Bit in 2007:
- Inspiration Sources for Inspiration Bit
- The Importance of Values, Goals and Encouragement
- 5 ways to get inspired
- Captivating Photography Bits
- 8 Bits Of Evolution In Perception, Promotion And Values
- 8 Bits Of The Most Brilliant Advertising Campaigns
- How Crazy Are You?
- 8 Bits Of The Historic Byte
- Horisontal website designs
- 8 Clever Logos
- Spark Your Imagination with 16 Stunning Bits of Liquid Design
- Web Design Dissected Into 8 Bits
- Focus On Details And Get Inspired
- 8 Finest Bits Of Free Stock Photo Sites
- 8 Bits Of Perfect Geometry In Classic Logos
- Icon Resources and Tips For Styling Bulleted Lists
Typography and Colour:
- Mixing Typefaces Cheat Sheet
- 16 Best-Loved Font Bits In Web Design
- Get Inspired by 8 bits of Exquisite Typography
- 16 bits of Exceptional Typography Resources
- 8 bits of Colour Inspirations
- 16 Dates With Inspiration
- When Is It Wrong To Call A Typeface Font
- 8 Strenuous Steps To Get The Ideal Name
- Outstanding Posts Are Not Bestsellers
- 8 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging
- 8 Bits of Truth About Blogging
- First Rule Of Writing On Inspiration Bit
- Blogging Mistake That I Still Tend to Make
- How To Build Lasting Relationships With Your Readers
- 8 Thought-Provoking Questions From Blogiverse
- Digg vs. Reddit vs. StumbleUpon vs. del.icio.us
- 8 Smarter Ways To Blog
- 8 Bits You Now Know About Me
- Famous Logos Converted to Web 2.0
- What Can Be Done In 15 Minutes?
- Internet Is The Devil In Disguise
- M.C. Escher in Photography
Happy new year of blogging to everyone. I look forward to getting your input on what are your most memorable Inspiration Bits and general feedback.