So looking back first…
The top tweet back in 2016 was this one for #WednesdayWisdom
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. #WednesdayWisdom
— James Clay (@jamesclay) May 18, 2016
Whilst top tweet for 2017 was this one from the 2017 ALT Conference and it was my sketchnote of Bonnie Stewart’s keynote on openness.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 5, 2017
The top tweet back in 2018 was this one about the newly revamped WHSmith at Bristol Temple Meads complete with storage cage!
Ooh nicely spruced up new WHSmith at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station. Compete with new flooring (no carpet), new signs, new shelving. Original storage cage in shop floor though. cc @WHS_Carpet pic.twitter.com/fJg0EgO6f8
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 21, 2018
The most popular tweet of 2019 was this one about keeping the old Twitter.
…and we're back!
So you want to go back to old Twitter?
Click Settings and Privacy
Click About Twitter
Click Home pic.twitter.com/PGMF4WeTFB
— James Clay (@jamesclay) July 25, 2019
Alas the hack didn’t last too long so we have to use the new Twitter.
In 2020, the most popular tweet was this one, with me reminiscing when WHSmith in Bristol went all Dexter.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) August 27, 2020
Okay back to the last twelve months, here are my top ten ten tweets of 2021.
In tenth place was a tweet from my #JuneEdTechChallenge which asked us to tweet about the VLE in my life, I referred back to the VLE is Dead debate which had happened back in 2009.
Day 1: The VLE in my life…
Well it's dead isn't it…https://t.co/3AfZcMUKYW
Back in 2009 I thought the VLE would evolve into something at the heart of a student online experience.
Reality was everyone thought I said the VLE was dead…
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 17, 2021
At number nine was a mention about rebooting a podcast I do on my elearning stuff blog.
Planning to reboot the elearning stuff podcast in 2022. This will be a weekly podcast on learning, learning technologies, digital leadership, and probably some other stuff I am interested in like the intelligent campus. Will be looking for panellists and experts.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) December 7, 2021
At eight was a post to a link about low-bandwith online teaching.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) January 19, 2021
The seventh most popular tweet of mine was a repost of a tweet from a few years ago about the the internet of things and how coffee machines connected to the internet would…. well see below.
The internet of things pic.twitter.com/ramURQV0jg
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 29, 2021
In at number six was a post of mine about some blog posts I had written about online teaching and learning. It was pinned to my profile for most of the year which probably helped with its popularity.
I have been working on a series of blog posts about translating existing teaching practices into online models of delivery. I have been reflecting on how teaching staff can translate their existing practice into new models of delivery. pic.twitter.com/9cMKpNVyUy
— James Clay (@jamesclay) January 26, 2021
Fifth place was this tweet from me about how ill I had been in October with Covid-19.
Just in case you missed me…
The last two weeks have been awful. Despite being double vaccinated I caught COVID and have been very unwell as a result. It has included visits to hospital and an ambulance trip. Still a long way to recovery.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) October 18, 2021
I didn’t use the Twitter when I was ill, didn’t do very much at all.
The tweet at number four was a shoutout to Lawrie who is a star.
Shoutout to that @Lawrie who is a real star. Just needed to say that.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) October 23, 2021
The third most popular tweet of mine was reminding people that they could wear masks and didn’t need to be told to wear masks.
Remember. Please wear a mask. We don’t need to wait until Plan B we can do it right now.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) October 20, 2021
The tweet that came second was this one about the original Jisc Digital Leaders Programme.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) May 9, 2021
My most popular tweet of 2021 was this replying to another post about empty shelves. It happens so often in my Sainsbury’s that they have had special shelf fillers printed so the shelves don’t look empty.
It happens so often in my Sainsbury’s that they have had special shelf fillers printed so the shelves don’t look empty. pic.twitter.com/Ji9vP8kSoI
— James Clay (@jamesclay) July 17, 2021