Monday, March 29, 2010

The Most Popular Posts from the 1st Year of Blogging

I am preparing to celebrate my one-year anniversary of blogging, so I have been looking at those of my posts that attracted the largest number of visitors. One of the most unexpected things about blogging is that you can never guess or predict which posts will interest people the most. You'd think that the number of comments to a post tells us how popular it is. Not so! Some of my most popular posts have no comments at all but, according to my Statcounter, people keep coming to read them. So here are my most popular posts in the reverse chronological order:

Quantifying

Asperger's Test

Hair (I so wish it weren't so popular!)

Why I Dislike Third-Wave Feminism

Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant: A Review (I only wrote the last part of this post. The rest was contributed by an anonymous guest blogger. I guess the name "Oprah" is the best way to attract people to your blog.)

Using Puzzles in Job Interviews

Zygmunt Bauman's Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?: A Review, Part I (No comments, but people keep coming to check it out all the time.)

Traditional Russian Clothes

If Your Romantic Partner Has Asperger's (I'm glad people are finding this to be helpful).

Myths about C-section

A Penile Extension for Lloyd Blankfein

Infantilizing Men

Feminism and Taking a Man's Name

Male Bodies (I guess, it's mostly the first picture that's attracting people to the post, and not my profound text.) :-)

Quebec against "Hypersexualization"

Asexuality (As crazy as this sounds, this is still the most popular post ever that keeps attracting visitors on a regular basis. I didn't even want to list it hear for fear that the crazies would descend on the blog again. But in the spirit of full disclosure I am listing it.)

The funny thing is that these are not my favorite posts (except the one on a penile extension for Blankfein That one I love profoundly. :-)) So in the next post I will share those of my posts that I like the most.

3 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

Clarissa, when you wrote,
"One of the most unexpected things about blogging is that you can never guess or predict which posts will interest people the most," that 'tis ohhh sooooooo true - most times.

When I firstly posted "The Origin of Jesus Christ" I 'twere expectin' a backlash from Christians NOT Atheists.

Ahhhh, the human part of the universe.....what can moi say?
Oh yeah, I can, and done did, say this.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LubuSAgB5s

NancyP said...

Combining two of the top posts, is there any trend toward asexuality in Asperger's syndrome? (Trend being 10% or 5% instead of the estimated 1% to 2% of the general population, using an asexuality definition of disinterest in or repulsion about sex.)

Clarissa said...

From my own experience, I would say the opposite is true. :-)

I don't know if there are any studies of this, though. I can't see why there would be.