And the Winner is … Not Me!

It’s Not a Popularity Contest (But if it Were, These 10 Blogs Would Be the Mean Girls)

Around this time of year, it’s hard to avoid the ubiquitous Top Ten list — Top Ten Best Movies of the Year, Top Ten Worst Celebrity Breakups of 2016, Top Ten Most Hilarious Internet Videos Involving Squirrels… maybe not that last one, but there are a lot. But don’t think we are jumping on the bandwagon or anything. Top Ten lists are kind of my thing. This is the Telltale Ten, after all.

The Telltale Ten Top Ten Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Millennials — They Don’t Suck

Don’t Let Business Get Personal — I Disagree

You Have 30 Seconds to Sell Me This Pen

Be Reasonable

Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean — or Don’t 

What Do Embarrassment, Fun and Ridiculous Have in Common?

Stop the Insanity — 8 Ways to End Meeting Madness

I Ran Out of Gas. Literally. True Story.

So You Want to Be the Boss

4 Survival Tips — Staying Sane with an Insane Boss

Looking at this list, I think of two things. 1. I can’t believe I actually blogged every week for an entire year. 2. There seems to be a theme here — people seem to like the posts with real, genuine and practical advice. You Have 30 Seconds to Sell Me This Pen is about how to ask interesting and revealing interview questions, Stop the Insanity — 8 Ways to End Meeting Madness is about how to hold meetings that are actually productive and Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean — or Don’t is a handy guide to interpreting what your boss, employee, or co-worker really means when they say X. (Example: When an employee says, “Just as an FYI…,” they mean, “I’m now asking for your forgiveness, because I neglected to ask permission.”) Have an idea for another practical advice topic I didn’t cover last year? Tweet me, @jax_rosales

Side note: Yes, the number one post of 2016 was actually not written by me. It was written by a real, live millennial named Sullivan. Maybe we need to have more millennial guest bloggers, starting with a Top Ten list — Top Ten Millennials Who Blog About Top Ten Lists. Or something like that.

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