My first night in 2009 was a bad one. After a pleasant new year's eve with a couple of friends, I slept for only 5 hours. That's because very early in the morning I woke up with a great idea, and I could hardly get back to sleep. But I will tell you about that idea another time.
First things first… I need to say goodbye to 2008. It was a good year. My previous great idea (about one year ago) was to start this blog, and it's success has surpassed my wildest expectations. I am thankful to everyone who has subscribed to this blog, and all the people who took the time visiting the site, adding comments and sending me numerous emails. And sure, this includes the guys with the latest comments, who think my work sucks. I love you all!
To round off the year, I give you this list of the most popular articles I wrote in the past year (based on their traffic statistics). And if you think I can do better than this, then I invite you to let me know how!
Note that the articles above don't include the wildly popular lists that contributed significantly to the success of this blog. In fact, the following 7 lists outperformed most of my "normal" articles. You probably already knew about them, but I'm listing them here for the people who might have been trapped in some ice sheet until global warming set them free, and for that reason were unfortunate enough to miss these posts.
And, last but not least, I'm separately listing the interviews I did with 15 great names of our industry. I am thankful for the contributions these famous people made to my blog. And I'm proud to have their names appear in my posts.