Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

The Amazing Year of 2010 My Top Ten plus 1

It’s nearing the end of the year and as I do {most} every year, I am going to take a moment to reflect a little. In the past when I reflected back on year’s gone by, I had a tendency to look at the negative things that affected me, but not this time, not this year! I am not going to write about how I survived a terrible bout of Mono, no, not going to do that. Not going to talk about strangely swollen glands or, wanting to sleep, but couldn’t. Nope, not going there, not going to talk about how I had a root removal and synthetic transplant and another tooth pulled, or how taking antibiotics temporarily covered me in a rash due to undiagnosed Mono. The rash was a gift as it helped discover the Mono (ha!). Did I mention when I rushed to the hospital no less than 3 times? Nope, like I said, I am not going to talk about those things. I am not even going to write about some very ugly online attacks towards me because I write positive things about ADHD! Personally, I think those attacks demonstrate more about those writers than it does about me. Nope, not going to write about that either.

Let’s move on to those positive things I like to reflect on before this post starts sounding like another country song.

  • Our ADDer World ADHD Social Network reached and passed 2000 Members! Special thanks to fellow ADDer Sarah Gogstetter who is the member that has referred the most people to our ADDer World social network  in 2010 and welcomes them all! You go girl!
  • My book Adult ADHD can be Sexy was published and readers love it!
  • My book The Brilliant reality of ADHD was featured in a double page spread in ADDitude Magazine, it had already been picked as their Editor’s Choice!
  • We gave away 8 autographed books about ADHD from several wonderful authors on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network! Thank you authors!!
  • I discovered my Ebook 10 Things I Hate about ADHD has been downloaded over 22,000 times on another website. I forgot I had uploaded my Ebook there, what an ADD moment of discovery that was!
  • Yesterday, one of my other Ebooks How to Super Focus at will was featured in an article on Examiner.com
  • I installed a facebook like plug-in so readers can easily ‘like’ a post if they do not have time to comment. My recent post ADHD and the Gift of Being Distracted has received over 100 ‘likes’! Feel free to click the ‘like’ button, if you like a post, because, well, I really ‘like’ that!
  • Joan and I, along with her brother went to Heidelberg Castle! I really enjoyed that outing and we visited several other castles through-out the year! So now that’s our new past-time, visiting castles together. I posted pictures of our Heidelberg visit here. We are also big fans of the ‘Castle‘ TV show, but I guess that doesn’t really relate.
  • My blog has had a total ‘facelift’ and the ADDer World ADHD Social Network did too! The face-lifts are still works in progress, but they look much, much better and professional! Great things to come! A very special thanks to Rudi Kruger for his advice in updating the designs of the ADDer World Websites. He is the leading branding designer in South Africa. Rudi is also a member of our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, a fellow ADDer!
  • I received a record number of inquiries to advertise on my websites! I do not accept advertisements on my websites, but still, it’s nice to have the inquiries. I also do not accept donations. My websites are solely supported by sales of my books and speaking of which:
  • More people purchased and downloaded books by me than ever before! My free Ebooks all together may be the most downloaded Ebooks about ADHD ever, to the point I had to put them behind a wall due to the high number of downloads. I have no proof that they are the most downloaded group of free Ebooks about ADHD, but I personally have not found any records online of a higher number of downloads for these types of Ebooks about ADHD. Special thanks to Seth Godin, another fellow ADDer, for his advice about giving away Ebooks. Seth, of course, is the author of the most downloaded free Ebook in history Unleashing The IdeaVirus, from which I have taken his advice again and again.

There are too many amazing things to be grateful for from this past year to list. I am humbled, thankful and look forward to another wonderful year in 2011!! Hopefully the after effects of this darned Mono will fade as well, but we are not going to talk about that. Didn’t we already agree on that?

I would like to thank YOU the readers of my blog, all the readers of all my books, all the wonderful members of our ADDer World ADHD social network and most especially my wonderful, beautiful and ultra-supportive wife, Joan.

Bests to all of you and happy holidays!!!

Bryan

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