Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A top ten list after 600 blog posts

After putting 600 posts on this blog it’s once again time to celebrate by taking a look back at what my audience liked best - the ten most popular posts. I’ve listed their rankings in percent relative to the top one.

At #1 (with 3387 views) is a post about fears from October 27, 2009 discussing The 14 Worst Fears in the 1977 Book of Lists: where did this data really come from? Last week I blogged about it and asked Why do people still refer to a 39 year old survey?

At #2 (89.1%), from August 9, 2010, is The power of brief speeches: World War I and the Four Minute Men.

#3 (44.1%), from August 13, 2010, is on how to Add your unique perspective to a topic.

At #4 (43.8%), from December 11, 2009, is a post on Does homeopathic Argentum Nitricum reduce anxiety?

#5 (38.8%), from February 8, 2009, is a post on Finding Topics for Speeches

At #6 (33.3%), from July 5, 2009, is Two types of speech outlines: speaking and preparation

#7 ( 31.0%), from January 11, 2011, is about Timing lights for speakers.

At #8 (27.7%), from December 29, 2011, is How can you easily draw dotted chalk lines on a blackboard? This one was a surprise for me because it just was a follow-up to a post on Finding and communicating wonder in physics that I’d expected to be the popular one.

#9 (20.0%), from November 5, 2010, is about relating oatmeal cookies to political funding  - Do you like stealth raisins?

At #10(14.2%), from September 25, 2009, is Introducing a speaker.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Richard! That's quite a tally. I don't know how you do it - I'm up to a grand total of 18 posts after about 6 months!