January 5th, 2011

What were your blog’s most popular posts in 2010?


 
I keep a close eye on my blog statistics throughout the year. It’s useful to know how many visitors/page views each blog entry gets, and to see which type of posts work better than others. 
 
Overall, I’m very happy with the way things went in my second year as a blogger. 

A Year in Blogging: 2010
The Friday links list (last month’s ‘Best of 2010’ in particular) got consistently high visitor numbers, as did posts about blogging and the various Puddle Awards . Guest posts by other writers went down well too, though interviews proved less popular. I also noticed less traffic when I linked to a guest post/column/interview I’d done for another venue, 
   
Here are my most viewed posts from 2010. 
 
JANUARY
Is your ‘but’ too big?
This became a guest post on Nathan Bransford’s blog later that same month.
 
FEBRUARY
Who’s your favorite villain?
 
March
Fan or friend? How do you prefer to be treated by other bloggers?
 
APRIL
Pirate books (and I’m not talking about Treasure Island)
 
MAY
Mix and Mingle week
 
JUNE
Blogging Tactics: To ‘friend’ or not to ‘friend’…
 
JULY
10 things my old gran taught me about writing
 
AUGUST
What throws you out of a story?
 
SEPTEMBER
A 12-Step health check for blogs
 
OCTOBER
Blogging Tactics: 10 things to put on your ‘Don’t do this’ list
 
NOVEMBER
When can you start saying ‘I’m a writer?’
 
DECEMBER
2010 Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line: Final Round   
 

How about you?

 
What were your blog’s most popular posts in 2010?