Last year, I set a few goals for the DataVeld blog in 2018. How did I do?
- More consistency – failed
- Less mapping – succeeded
- More variety – succeeded
In 2018, regarding consistency, I continued the ebb and flow of posting as I was able. I rarely scheduled a post and typically published whenever a post was ready. Most posts came from January to March and September to December. Within those months, there was no consistent schedule.
For less mapping, I intentionally cut back on what had previously been a niche focus on this blog. Apart from a whitepaper and webinar for BlueGranite, I did not place much focus on the topic. There were a lot of changes and improvements in the area this past year though, and other people have written or presented about them.
I also had an opportunity to present a Power BI + SVG webinar for Microsoft this past September. Many thanks to Charles Sterling for the invitation!
2018 in Review:
Excluding this post, I had 41 posts in 2018. In terms of traffic, my top two posts were from prior years. The top post authored this year concerned the slicer pane idea from May.
- 10 Ways to Create Maps in Power BI
- TopoJSON Map Files for Power BI Shape Map
- Build a Collapsible Slicer Pane for Power BI
- Manual Groups and Bins in Power BI: Why and How
- Template Theme Files for Power BI Visuals
In terms of organic search, the top search terms with which people found DataVeld in 2018 reflects my intentional shift toward a greater diversity of topics:
- power bi samples
- level of detail power bi
- shape map power bi
- topojson map file
- david eldersveld svg
- power bi svg
- power bi fonts
- tableau fixed
- power bi slicer panel
Thanks to everyone for your readership in 2018. Keep coming back for more in 2019! Happy New Year!