That's the number that just caught my eye when I was looking up a past post on my blog a moment ago. If you look over to the left, you'll see it, too. Well, not exactly, as it's likely continued to tick up a little since I began writing this post. It reflects the number of views this blog has had since I launched it in December 2010. Just two words come to mind when I see it: thank you.

Thank you for reading, for your comments and your general interest in storytelling with data.

This seems like a good (albeit random) point to pause for a moment, to link back to some popular posts you may have missed and ask you to weigh in on what you'd like to see here in the future.

popular posts in case you missed them
The 10 most popular posts (based on number of page views) are listed below (plus a bonus 11th that has 10 tips and links to related posts).

  1. no more excuses for bad simple charts: here's a template
  2. how to do it in Excel
  3. the waterfall chart
  4. strategies for avoiding the spaghetti graph
  5. a Google example: preattentive attributes
  6. my penchant for horizontal bar graphs
  7. chart chooser
  8. the power of simple text
  9. logic in order
  10. slopegraph template
  11. celebrating (almost) 100 posts with 10 tips

what would you like to see covered here in the future?
Suggestions on future topics, questions you'd like me to opine on, or data visualization challenges you're facing are welcome. Leave a comment with your thoughts or email me directly at cole.nussbaumer@gmail.com.

where should I go in 2015?
I'm also looking ahead to my 2015 public workshop schedule. If you'd like to recommend a city or location, you can do so here.

Thank you very much for reading!