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The Most Visited Posts on This Blog . . .


Most popular blog posts No re-blog today, because I decided it’s been way too long since I took an accounting of my most popular posts…

So…

I’ll list the Ten Most Popular Posts of the last, nearly, 8 years…

Just before the list, I should explain that, in spite of my often warning folks to not believe what all the Internet-Gurus say, one thing seems to be very true—the About Page of a blog is extremely well-visited :-)

And, these posts were found, predominantly, with a search engine, not social media links…

1. About This Blog – 5,300 visits

2. Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story… – 2,191 visits

3. The Book ~ Notes from An Alien – 2,113 visits

4. Why Do Certain People Become Writers? – 1,496 visits

5. Free Software for Writers . . . – 977 visits

6. What’s The “Best” Way To Learn “Proper” Grammar? – 722 visits

7. Behind The Scenes . . . – 643 visits

8. Diagramming Sentences ~ A Lost Art? – 639 visits

9. Are Fiction Writers Capable of Freelancing? – 635 visits

10. What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies? – 599 visits

Plus, I must mention, if you scroll down in the left sidebar you’ll find 2,294 other posts, in the Top Tags widget, organized by Key Words…

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Top 20 Search Terms That Got People To This Blog . . .


I’ve been writing in this blog for 2 years and 10 days, 5 times a week

I need your help in deciphering some data.

Most bloggers keep track of statistics.

How many Views does the blog have? —> 41,642 as of this moment

But, Views is a tricky number—it doesn’t mean how many people visited.

For example, if 100 people each looked at 2 pages of this blog, it would have 200 Views

Another stat most bloggers care about is Top Posts & Pages.

I’ve published information on the top posts and pages for this blog in April, August, and September of 2011 and May and August of 2012.

An interesting stat is the Referrers—other places that sent folks here—the top 6 being various Search Engines, WordPress.com ( the host of this blog helps other WordPress bloggers find me :-), Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and StumbleUpon.

A stat that intrigues me is Clicks—which of the links I plant in my posts do people investigate—the all-time top one being https://nfaa.wordpress.com/about-our-book/ <— where folks can get a free copy of my novel :-)

But the stat I’d really like your help with is Search Engine Terms—the words people use in Google, Bing, etc. that lead them to various posts here.

There are all those people looking for things—they plunk some words in a search engine—they end up Here

What I’d like you to do is look at the top 20 search terms used to get to this blog and tell me “something”, in the Comments, about the folks who used them :-)

the danger of a single story
notes from an alien
what are words notes
why do people become writers
what is a genre
what makes a great story
jammers inaka
danger of a single story
reading helps writing
what happens when we read
kinds of writing
open source novel
common words used in writing
1200 most frequently used words
what sells books
how reading helps writing
what is a single story
free software for writers
freelance fiction writing
karla telega

BTW, jammers inaka and karla telega are people I’ve blogged about.

Any insights?

Can you divine a “profile” of the people who used those words?

What was going through their minds or hearts when they entered those words in the search bar?

Looking forward to your Comments :-)
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