As I wrap things up for the holidays, I thought it would be fun to see which posts over the past year have most sparked people’s interest. I wasn’t too surprised to see that some of the most popular pieces were about sexy topics like page growth, business metrics, rogue third-party content, and the psychology of web performance. But it was really cool to see that people were reading and passing along “Performance 101″ type pieces about latency and terminology. I take this as a great indicator that there are a lot of people out there on a mission to preach the gospel of performance.
I’ll be mostly offline for the next couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays and the imminent arrival of baby #3. I hope you’re able to do the same — new baby is optional.