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Whilst reflecting on another year, which has passed, I thought I would review my years in numbers, I appreciate numbers don’t tell you about quality but are merely a metric
Quality is difficult to define so they’re not any metrics on the quality of my CRM, content I have been creating, so I thought I would look at the facts, numbers, views and badges
Looking at the numbers below it seems I have had quite a busy year and I have learnt a lot about Microsoft Dynamics CRM and I have read and written lots of interesting blog posts.
Thanks for everyone who visited the blog, read my tweets or watched a youtube video. a big thanks to anyone who left a comment, I love comments.#
I created 213 blog posts this year, which is roughly 4 per week. In 2011 I published 455 blog posts!
I did a blog on the most view blog post
Hosk Blog Most Popular CRM Posts of the Year
Here is the list of top blog posts with the views on the right
It was my best year yet and I almost made it to the half a million views. It’s to be expected my views should have gone up because each year I will have published more blog posts (total 892 at the moment).
In 2013 I took a year off and only published 34
The top referring sites in 2014 were:
I only passed on Microsoft CRM certification this year
MB2-703 – CRM 2013 Customization and Configuration
The main reason I only passed one because I spent ages creating material to help people study for the certification, which you can find clicking the link below
MB2-703 – CRM 2013 Customization and Configuration Certification
At some point Microsoft created lots of different badges and then created levels. I found I was level 7 and the gamer in me wanted to reach level 8, so I did. Answering questions is a tricky process and anyone who has answered lots of them has my respect.
I made it onto some Leaderboards and yes, before you say it, I know they don’t really mean anything but I view it like being on an arcade machines top 10 list (before someone unplugs it and they reset all the points)
I got my level 8 badge (you need 16000 points), the only real way to get this badge is to answer lots of CRM Forum questions
I answered a bunch of CRM Forum questions which was a great way to learn CRM 2013 and find the most common problems people were experiencing.
985 suggested answers
392 verified answers
This may be enough to get an MCC badge for Jul – Dec to go with the MCC badge I got from Jan 2014 to June 2014 but I’m not sure yet because I haven’t received an email and Microsoft haven’t updated anything.
19452 points (no one really knows how the points work but you get a bunch for having a verified answer)
The number of followers has gone up but I’m not sure what it was last year the only stats I have were taken in March 2014
In March my twitter stats were
So I have tweeted probably about 2000 tweets and gained 400 followers in 2014
This was my first year with a LinkedIn Blog
I published 31 LinkedIn blog posts
My top 3 viewed blog posts
What is the Microsoft CEO actually saying? 10486 views 95 likes
Annoying practices of bad recruitment consultants – 4640 views – 68 likes
Are people starting to like Microsoft again? 1922 views – 157 likes
I started a youtube channel I think in March. It has some videos to help you get started with Plugin development and some videos to help pass the CRM 2013 Customization and Configuration exam
Hosk CRM Dev
49 YouTube videos
40406 video views
271604 estimate minutes watched
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