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Top 10 Blogs of 2010 And 2011 Resolutions

img_1524.JPG The first of January has come and gone, and I’m sure many of you have set New Year’s resolutions to conquer this year. Virtually all make plans to challenge ourselves and make improvements at the beginning of each new year, and I think the best way to achieve such goals is to first look at where we've already been. So, here is a list of what BEEF Daily accomplished in 2010 and where it’s headed in 2011.

Here is a list of the top 10 blog posts of 2010:

1. Get This: HSUS Targets 4-H Youth At National Conference

2. Who Cares About Cowboys Anymore?

3. Yellow Tail Donates $100,000 To HSUS

4. HSUS Closes Doors to Agriculture; Store Owner Cancels Meeting

5. Lady Gaga's "Meat" Dress Offends Tofu-Eaters

6. Ag Student Crashes HSUS Meeting In South Dakota

7. Kids and Cattle Photography Contest

8. Prayers For The Krentz Family

9. Caught In The Act, HSUS Takes Advantage of Mary Kay Label

10. Global Warming, A Red, Hot Lie?

Yesterday, I asked all of you to share your resolutions, and I randomly selected two winners to receive cowboy-themed notecard sets. Ryan Goodman and Rebecca Tokach are the first winners of BEEF Daily prizes in 2011. Congratulations to you both.

Goodman's resolution is: "My resolutions for 2011 include working on the stack of books on my shelf and getting more involved in the cattle community."

Tokach's goal is: "My resolution includes running a half marathon for Team Beef!"

Great ideas! Both resolutions offer something to shoot for. I promised to share my resolutions for 2011, as well. My goals are to meet as many readers this year as I possibly can. I hope to visit with many of you at the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention this February in Denver, CO, in addition to other events throughout the year. I would also like to compete in more races. As many of you know, I have competed in my annual half-marathon in Brookings, SD the past couple of years, and my new benchmark will be to run in a few more competitions as time allows. Of course, I will be wearing the Team ZIP jersey while I do it! I would like to improve my photography skills and take more photos of the people and cattle that I love, and I also plan to save up and buy some replacement heifers from my dad this fall.

Finally, I will work hard to encourage more agriculture and food enthusiasts to become participants in this BEEF Daily community. Last year, we had more than 375,000 visitors to this blog, and I hope to break a half-million in 2011. Can we do it? Join the conversation and make it happen! Thanks again for your fellowship in 2010. Here's to another great year in the cattle business!