The Blog Posts Readers Made The Most Popular in 2013

This post represents the 52nd of’s history. At the pace of roughly one blog a week, I see this entry as marking the blog’s one year anniversary.

To acknowledge the occasion, I want to share with you the posts readers engaged with the most. This is a reflection of what the audience, as a whole, most wanted to view, share, and comment upon. For those of you who are relatively new to the blog, this is a quick way to catch up.

I’ll assess popularity three ways: most viewed, most shared, and most comments.

Most Viewed Posts of 2013:

  1. Five Things That Can Cause Your Mobile App Strategy To Fail
  2. Microsoft’s Purchase Of Nokia In Perspective
  3. Five Tips On How Traditional Media Can Survive In A Mobile Age

Most Shared Posts of 2013:

  1. Mobile Predictions For 2013
  2. Making Money With Your Mobile App: Three Business Models, No Knockouts
  3. The Mobile-Enhanced Vacation

Most Commented-Upon Posts of 2013:

  1. Five Tips On How Traditional Media Can Survive In A Mobile Age
  2. The Mobile-Enhanced Vacation
  3. The Best Thing Ever To Happen To The Advertising Industry (And Mobile’s Role In The Movement)

As its description indicates, this blog exists primarily for people who are not native to any segment of the mobile industry. Rather, it was borne out of many conversations I’ve had with my wife, parents and long-time friends, most of whom do not work in a mobile field, over the last seven years since I joined Nokia. Through it, I aspire to demystify, analyze and recommend in a way that makes understanding and decision-making easier. I also keep it going because I enjoy writing and don’t get to do it as much as I like, beyond the hundreds of combined emails and PowerPoint slides I write every day.

The data tells me that readers appreciated some of the prescriptive stuff I’ve offered this year. They also responded to my take on the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia in a way that expressed, at least in part, a sense of kinship and solidarity, even if they didn’t agree with everything I wrote. I remain grateful to all those who still ask about how the transition is going and how I’m doing (just fine, and I mean it when I say “thank you for asking”).

The information also gives me useful direction for writing new content, so thank you for reading, sharing and commenting. I’m flattered that you include my blog among your weekly reading and hope I can keep you coming back for the next 52 posts.

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