Sunday, 17 November 2013

Five of the best

I have been asked to give a talk at work next week about blogging.

I am a rather sporadic blogger (I aim for one or two posts a month and I don't usually achieve that!). I don't write about business stuff so I'm not sure I'm the right person to give this talk but I'll give it a go.

Reflecting on what I should say, I've taken a look back at my 181 posts since I started blogging in 2008. What do people read most? What are the top five most popular posts, by number of views? I've taken a look and it's a rather odd collection.

Here they are, starting with the most popular...

1) Are jeans smart casual? (posted 27 July, 2011)

2) Mid-life crisis (May 2011)

3) Kim Jong-il, Beyonce and me (May 2009)

4) Teenagers in Top Hats (April 2013)

5) In favour of a Big Brother Society (July 2012)

Now, why would people find this set the most popular?  Only one of these gets into my own Top Five. I think I would go with these

2) Physics: The One True Science (September 2008)

3) Welcome to my World (May 2008)

5) I'm Good at Failing (June 2011)

And the lesson I can draw from this when I give my talk on blogging at work next week? Simple - always remember to add the words "THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ONE. PLEASE READ IT. PRETTY PLEASE" after your best posts, otherwise those pesky readers will just go ahead and read whatever they like.