Guess what? This is my 637th post! Can you believe it?
Yes, I started blogging way back in August 2008, and I've had so much fun along the way. On a whim the other night, I skimmed through the titles of my old posts, and I realized how many of them are still relevant. So I selected my favorite--and most popular--posts and created a Best Of List. It's on my Articles Page, and I will continue to add to it throughout the year.
I'm fascinated by what topics cause readers to read my blog. Based on number of pageviews, here are my most popular posts.
1. Vision Boards (03/24/2010)
One of the reasons this post became popular is that it caught attention on social media sites, and many people who don't normally read my blog stopped by. Unfortunately, someone pirated it and I had to send a cease and desist letter. With the good comes bad. :)
2. 3 Topics For Writers To Avoid on Social Networks (01/14/11)
I wrote this at a peak time in social networking. Many writers were getting their feet wet on Twitter and in Facebook, and this post wasn't your typical "don't talk politics and religion" advice.
3. 17 Simple Steps to Build a Fiction Platform (06/06/11)
The title sums it up. In 2011, agents and editors started really changing their tune about writers needing an Internet presence. Writers who had successfully avoided marketing themselves online realized they needed to build a platform or get left behind. All of my posts on social networking did, and continue to do, well.
For easy access to the complete linked list of my most popular posts, head to my Articles Page, which can always be found from the Extras Page. This is a permanent feature in my website, so please stop by anytime! You'll also find links to all of my videos, a page of resource links, and information about my speaking topics in the Extras.
If you're a blogger, do you know what your most popular posts are? Did the topics surprise you? Care to share?
Have a terrific Monday!