New Year’s Eve 2016

Its New Year’s Eve!

A perfect time to review 2016 and ponder what 2017 has in store.

Almost exactly 12 months ago, I published a post listing my top ten blog posts for 2015. Back then I’d been writing my CRM blog for about 4 months and was pretty happy with how it was going. I’d clocked up just over 7,000 views. At the time, I was very happy with that.

I was happy with 7,000 views in 2015. In 2016 my blog has achieved over 210,000 views. (I’m hoping for 500,000+ in 2017!)

During 2016 my blog has been viewed in 148 countries. The geographical spread maybe an indication on where Dynamics 365 and USD are being used. Unsurprisingly the United States is in number one slot. With India, UK, Australia and Canada not far behind. Interestingly if I sum up the totals for European countries, Europe almost doubles the total for the United States. Countries like Spain, Germany, Netherlands and France all score well.

In 2015 I published 139 blog posts. In 2016 I managed 279 blog posts. (Roughly 23 per month.) Out of those 414 posts what have been my top posts in 2016?

Position Post Comment
1 MB2-712 Revision Guide By far my most popular post!
2 MB2-713 Revision Guide Revision guide again! This time for the Sales exam.
3 USD – The Book My ever-changing guide to USD. A lot of my time goes into this, so I’m glad to see it high in the “charts”.
4 MB2-714 Revision Guide Yet another revision guide! This time for the customer service exam.
5 MB2-712 – Introduction
6 Business Process Flows – JavaScript
7 JavaScript – Prevent Save
8 MB2-712 – Configuring CRM
9 USD – CTI Generic Listener
10 Open Forms from JavaScript

Obviously becoming an MVP has been the high spot of my year. Getting the award from Microsoft has really given me an incentive to do more in 2017. Thankyou Microsoft.

So, what does 2017 have in store?

I’m committed to continuing my blog in 2017. Although, I’m also starting to get involved with various other activities. This additional “work” will no doubt cut into my spare time, so expect fewer posts per month in 2017.

I originally created my blog to help me learn about CRM and to also share my knowledge. Creating blog posts continues to be a major part of my own personal development!

With Microsoft launching Dynamics 365, I’m sure I’ll have lots of new things to learn and blog about in 2017.

I would like to end this post by saying a massive thankyou to anyone who regularly reads my blog.

Happy New Year.

3 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve 2016

  1. We are at the ending point of this year. Just thought I should thank everyone who contribute to enhance my skill. You are one of them so here goes… thank you and a very happy new year. Hope New Year Will raise CRM knowledge horizon of all the people connected using this amazing blog 🙂


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