I was planning out our 2013 annual blog calendar (yes, I plan out a year in advance, and no, I don’t stick to it), and was reflecting on the most successful posts so we can replicate our own best practices. This list of our most popular posts ranges in topics from tragedy to student-written stories of entrepreneurial field work, and includes my own personal reflections as well as our very first post:
- GSSE Student, Dustin Greer, Leaves a Legacy of Compassion, Adventure, and Commitment
- The Business of Peace Corps Service: Why it Matters to Coffee Farmers in the Dominican Republic
- Lunch Money and Failing Fast: A 20-Year Old Entrepreneur Shares His Story
- Bright Spots in Haiti: Insights from Field Work
- Producing Porridge for the Poor: Human-Centered Design at Work in the Slums Surrounding Nairobi
So when I think about replicating these this year, what pulls them all together is the personal connection to the story. These are not just your average summary-of-a-day posts, nor are they particularly academic. They share emotion and passion, and engage the reader right away in enterprise solutions to global challenges.