My Most Popular Posts of 2011
I always find it interesting to go back and see which posts have gotten the most attention over the last year. Almost invariably, they’re posts that I never would have expected to be popular when I wrote them. Indeed, several of them are posts that hardly involved any writing at all! Humbling.
This one surprised me a bit because it’s fairly recent and a list like this is necessarily biased toward posts that have been out a bit longer. But apparently academics annoy people enough to want to read about it a lot.
I’m quite pleased that this one made the list. It’s one of my personal favorites.
This is another one that makes me happy. The whole heresy series was a highlight of the blogging year for me.
This is the third one on the list that I would include among my own favorites. After this, it gets a little more interesting.
Apparently lots of people are looking for Jonathan Edwards resources.
I’m suspicious of this one. I tried to eliminate any posts that were only getting hits because of the pictures that I used. (Otherwise I’d have a couple of vampire and zombie posts on this list!) I haven’t seen the pictures on this post showing up in my search stats much, but I can’t think of any other reason it would be ranked this high. (Not that it’s a bad post; it’s just not what I’d expect to see in the top 5.)
This one consistently gets a few hits every day.
One of my more quirky posts. Apparently anything iPhone or Apple related gets attention.
So my #2 and #3 posts involved almost no writing on my part. Gotta love that. This post was the first time I was Freshly Pressed, which generates significant traffic for a blog like mine.
And this was the second time I got Freshly Pressed. But at least I wrote this one!
So those are my most popular posts. Tomorrow I’d like to take things in a different direction and look at the posts from the last year that are my personal favorites. Unsurprisingly, the two lists are rather different.