So I decided to do a little science experiment. Feel free to play along and try this at home with your own blog.
I reviewed my top posts of 2011 (based on views) to see what topics were most popular. Here are the results.
The #1 most viewed post of the year was, like it is every year, My list of top five angry songs. Somehow this post hit the Google sweet spot of rarity, ranking highly, and phrase popularity. That makes the post the most successful thing I’ve ever written. At least in terms of quantity. But this post wasn’t even written last year. It’s actually from early in 2010.
So I decided to drill down further and limit my research to posts that were actually published in 2011. Here they are:
Top Abyss Posts of 2011
Based on view count
- The Most Holy Depressional
- A Rokurious Review
- The feng shui desktop
- Google Maps: Osama Cribs
- Barriers to communication
Ouch. That hurts. Not a single post about work. Or poop, for that matter. Do I know my audience or what?
I guess my work posts are doomed?