Like many others, I enjoy using the mostly quiet year-end to reflect on the past (like about that La Croix habit I developed) and prepare for the future.
In the spirit of reflection on the past, below are the most read Rebar Interactive blog posts of 2013.
And in the spirit of preparation for the future, please let me know if you have suggestions for new blog posts or ways that I might provide value to the industry.
But First, A Slight Digression and Thanks
Many of my professional predictions for 2013 turned out wrong.
Most notably, opportunities and colleagues not on my radar in late-2012 became an important (and awesome!) part of my 2013.
Blogs and social media, when used genuinely, tend to be a magnet for such serendipity.
To quote Einstein, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” I’ve found that the aspects of blogging and social media that count the most tend to also be the most difficult to count.
Or in other words, the New Orleanian in me might say, “It’s not about ‘likes,’ y’all!”
It’s about people.
So thank you for reading, interacting, and supporting. The experience has been very enjoyable and instructive.
If we haven’t chatted (and if we have), let’s chat in 2014. Pick your communication preference here:
Now onto those top 5 most popular blog posts…
Drumroll Please…The Most Popular Rebar Posts of 2013
- 10 Clinical Trial Blogs You Should Know About
Apparently clinical trial professionals want to read high quality content on the Internet. Who knew? 😉 Here’s my list of 10 great blogs.
- The Patient Recruitment Secret (for Sponsors and CROs)
Sorry, there’s not an app for that. The answer to patient recruitment success is paradoxically both simple and complex.
- Partnerships 2013: The Great Inflection of Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are at a pivotal transition, as discussed here. Also, Eric Topol tweeted this post!
- Re-imagining Clinical Trial Info in a Patient-Centric Way
Speaking of unexpected highlights of my year, serving as a judge for Lilly’s Clinical Trial Visualization Challenge was one. This post discusses the importance of Lilly’s challenge.
- The Gamification of Clinical Trials: What’s Next?
Though this post is from January, gamification continues to offer interesting possibilities for clinical trials, which are mostly untapped.