Last year I posted my top ten tweets for 2021 and I did the same in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. It was interesting to see which tweets of mine were popular.
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.
My sketch note of the @bonstewart keynote here at #altc pic.twitter.com/1ZvARS9R7t
— 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, though not so new now.
In 2020, the most popular tweet was this one, with me reminiscing when WHSmith in Bristol went all Dexter.
Remembering that time when WHSmith in the centre of Bristol went all Dexter… @WHS_Carpet pic.twitter.com/V1haxBhJVW
— James Clay (@jamesclay) August 27, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/Ji9vP8kSoI
— James Clay (@jamesclay) July 17, 2021
Okay back to the last twelve months, here are my top ten ten tweets of 2022 in reverse order.
At number ten was a tweet from #altc22 about dual mode teaching.
“Dual mode teaching should be banned” #altc22 pic.twitter.com/wDEEwpO93O
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 7, 2022
Generally these days tweets at conferences get very little traction, this one though got more than most
Ninth most popular tweet was from March when I caught the train to work and posted a photograph of the GWR HST train.
Catching the @GWRHelp train to work this morning. pic.twitter.com/d53CpD11Tk
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 15, 2022
At number eight was a tweet from another conference, this time Jisc’s #Digifest22 and was a link to Audrey Watters transcript of her keynote from the conference.
Hope for the Future by @audreywatters https://t.co/CLynFgzyDb #Digifest22
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 8, 2022
Seventh was a tweet about my breakfast. Of course people only ever post pictures of their breakfast on the Twitter.
For breakfast this morning I had coffee and toasted bagel for breakfast. What did you have? #ThisIsWhatTwitterWasCreatedFor
— James Clay (@jamesclay) October 9, 2022
At number six was a tweet about the sketch note I did at the #altc22 conference.
Well after finding coffee and a power socket I have finished my sketch note of @philosopher1978 Rob Farrow’s excellent keynote at #altc22. pic.twitter.com/mGx7JFZ3Mg
— James Clay (@jamesclay) September 7, 2022
Fifth was a Wordle post. I think this one got views as I use to reply with my Wordle scores to a single thread.
Wordle 199 5/6
I could have got that one in 4 if I actually knew how to play this game.
— James Clay (@jamesclay) January 4, 2022
At number four was a link to a news item about the government rhetoric on online learning and how it was bad.
Nadhim Zahawi says there are ‘no excuses’ for online learning at universities | The Independent https://t.co/6xarAEKQh8
— James Clay (@jamesclay) January 9, 2022
Third most popular tweet was a link to Dave Foord’s post on switching back to Moodle.
Supporting organisations who dropped Moodle, but are now switching back – Dave Foord’s Weblog https://t.co/GVmP8e0j9b
— James Clay (@jamesclay) July 13, 2022
Second was another conference tweet, this time from Jisc’s online #ConnectMore22 when I posted a question from the conference to the Twitter.
Our staff found a difference between what students say and what they do, eg they said they want to come on-to campus for sessions. We arrange f2f and only 20% of students attend.
How do we account for this when designing hybrid/blended
— James Clay (@jamesclay) May 4, 2022
My most popular tweet of 2022 was this one. Why was this one so popular, three times more popular than the tweet in second place. Well I did tag it #paella. The end result was a load of Spaniards piling in complaining about that this wasn’t paella.
Spanish inspired rice dish #365photos2022 #paella https://t.co/rDVNIlMpLF pic.twitter.com/Smb11IU20e
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 12, 2022