Monday, December 30, 2013

Best of the Blog 2013

Here are the top 10 posts of 2013:

  1. Understanding Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems
  2. 13 Changes to NFPA 13
  3. How to Conduct NFPA 80 Inspections
  4. What in the HDPE is going on?
  5. Building Fire Stations
  6. Wind Turbine Response
  7. Electrical Safety
  8. Protecting Your Pets - Understanding NFPA 150
  9. From Mall to MegaChurch
  10. Building a Car Wash

What was your favorite post?  What would you like to see more of?

What to expect for 2014:

Expect webinars.  We will host our first webinar in January 2014 with plans for additional webinars each month.  We have been reviewing various platforms for hosting these, and have decided to utilize Google+Hangouts On Air, so get a head start and create your free Google account now, if you do not already have one.

Expect more free resources.  We will be creating and providing more downloadable free tools and resources to enable you to do your job more effectively and efficiently.  What are some tools that you are looking for? How can we help you?

Expect a new video segment.  We will be creating a short video segment each month entitled, "Two Minute Terminology". This segment will briefly define and explain one of the thousands of definitions encompassed by NFPA and other code bodies.

I hope you have had a great year in 2013. Looking forward to spending 2014 with you all!  Have a Happy New Year!

I want to leave you with this thought from Seth Godin
My most popular blog posts this year
...weren't my best ones.
As usual, the most popular music wasn't the best recorded this year either. Same for the highest-grossing movies, restaurants and politicians doing fundraising.
"Best" is rarely the same as "popular."
Which means that if you want to keep track of doing your best work, you're going to have to avoid the distraction of letting the market decide if you've done a good job or not.