We’re approaching that time of year again, when we sit and reflect on the past 12 months and everything that has happened.

This time last year I was busy making plans for 2011 but they didn’t come off as I put them on hold to be by my mothers side during another health scare.

My mum had another bleed to her brain, this time leaving her with vascular dementia, and was in a bad way. Being both deaf and partially sighted communication was extremely difficult for the staff around her so I was by her side nearly all day every day for the first few months of the year.

As you can imagine the whole experience was extremely stressful and left me quite numb and unable to focus on anything constructive.

I tried keeping my blog up dated and started inviting guest posts, which really helped.

As my mums situation settled down a bit I was able to start spending less time with her so I continued with my blog hopping as best I could. Through leaving comments on other peoples blogs I was lucky enough to win a few prizes.

I first won a free Transcription from Dawn Kay “Thank you Dawn”.

I then won a free place on the Learn With Sally coaching course which has taught me a whole heap of new skills and has taken my Internet Marketing to a new level. “Thanks Sally and Jade (my lucky mascot)” :cool:

Then through Dawn Kay declining the prize and saying to give it to 2nd place I won a free Camtasia and Snagit licence from Kathy Dobson’s traffic competition “Thanks Kathy”.

Sally then held a Traffic Generation competition, with the prize being a digital camera, and yes I won that as well :) which has enabled me to start facing the camera and talking to you live, as I do in the video below. “Thanks again Sally”

I also won a prize from David Taylor of a Mailwash Pro subscription for 12 months, “Thanks David”.

Blog commenting has really paid off for me this year and I have to say that this year has been my best year online :)

I have learnt so much this year that I know every year from now on is going to get better and better and that is a direct result of the Learn With Sally coaching, simply the best coaching I have experienced :cool: This isn’t a sales pitch, but if you’re not getting the success you crave for then I highly recommend Learn With Sally, The Replays so you can make 2012 as successful as possible.

I’ve had my very own Calendar created by Calendars For Marketers and you can download your copy, with my thanks.

And a personal video of thanks to you all ;)

My top 15 traffic sources for the year were:

twitter.com

facebook.com

sallyneill.com

johnthornhillmasterclass.com

ianieba.com

billmurney.com

dawnkaysblog.com

nine95.com

google.com

stumbleupon.com

adriennesmith.net

youtube.com

terryconti.com

johnmcnally54.com

linkedin.com

Thank you to everyone that visited my blog over the last 12 months, commented and shared my content. Without your input many of the sites mentioned above wouldn’t be there :)

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

As you know I love to read and reply to your comments so please leave them below and let me know whether you’ve had a good year this year or what you have planned for next year.

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Until next time, Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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