I was pretty curious to see what the best posts were for my blog. I wondered if there was a theme or a common thread through them. Turns out, what the reader wants is not always predictable.
10. Coming in first is this post on the Active voice for authors. It has a series of links that I think readers appreciated.
9. This one was for bloggers and cautions about staring at those mesmerizing blog stats. I fell into that trap early on and it was a hard habit to break. As well, there are a group of links from other sites on the same subject.
8. This one is for authors again. Its on plotting with tips and links from other sites.
7. This one was a total surprise hit. A must read list if you’re getting a puppy. It was an instant hit with readers.
6. More tips for authors, this time on editing. I had very little idea on how to do this right, so I researched those authors who do know and added their links to the post. Readers loved the links.
5. Of Mushy Peas and Olives was an instant hit that kept getting attention. It’s a funny anecdote of my Mother-in-Law who, to this day, doesn’t find the story that funny at all.
4. My two dogs are the subject of quite a few posts. The Amazing Abilities of Akitas made me laugh when I wrote it and was a big hit with readers.
3. I do not like change. When I rambled on about it on the blog, then added some animal pictures, people loved it.
2. If you need a review, Reading Page by Paige is still reviewing books online. My post about her blog became a great hit with readers.
1. The number one read post on my blog was The importance of Tags: For Bloggers and once again, I relied on the great wisdom of someone else for this concept, Sourcerer, an amazing blog I highly recommend. Here’s his original post.
That’s it, the top ten posts of the year. A huge thanks to everyone for reading and to the bloggers and indie authors who have made having this blog such a positive experience.