by John Borst, PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON

As 2017 comes to an end, we can look forward to 2018,  however, let’s pause for a moment and review the posts which generated the most views during the past year. Can you discern a common thread or feature which might explain why they appealed to a larger audience of Rotarians than normal?

The Big 4

Rank

Title Date Posted

# of Views

1

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Rotary Lives Up to Its Principles With New Bylaw 2.100 and Breaks ‘The Sound Of Silence’

Apr 11, 2017

1752

2

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How can Rotary stop its implosion throughout the Anglo world?

Dec 23, 2017

1478

3

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Rotary Zone Realignment Very Complex, Poorly Communicated

May 9, 2017

1,138

4

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Rotary’s ‘The Four-Way Test’ in an age of lies

Dec 24, 2016

547

 

There were 34 posts in 2017. They generated 10,549 views. That is an average of 310 views. However, that is a total distortion of reality because only five additional posts have more than 310 views.

The Little 6 in the Top Ten

Rank Title Date Posted # of Views

5

Preserving the Place of America in Rotary’s Future Jun 5, 2017

502

6

Rotary needs more of “the sweet lechery of an inquiring mind.” Oct 14, 2017

446

7

A new look at global ethics and The Four-Way Test Dec 26, 2016

365

8

Tracking “Engagement”: a modest proposal Dec 5, 2017

318

9

It’s Time for Rotary to Consider a New Leadership Model Says Past RIP & TRF Trustee Chair Jan 14, 2017

314

10

New ‘Rotary Adventures In Human Rights’ Program Proves Popular With Students Oct 25, 2017

204

The number of visitors during 2017 was 7,556.