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All Time Top 20 Blog Posts

Top 20 Blog Posts

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I’ve published 950 blog posts in the last 3.5 years.

I like to periodically list the top posts.

Because I’m careful when I tag my posts, most of my traffic comes from web searches.

Speaking of tags, if you scroll down a bit in the left side-bar, you can find loads of posts on many topics of interest to Readers, Writers, and Publishers.

The Top Posts widget down there is only for the last week or so of blogging.

What follows is the All Time Top 20 ( the numbers are how many visits that post had…):

Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story… 1,849
Free Software for Writers . . . 770
What’s The “Best” Way To Learn “Proper” Grammar? 643
Why Do Certain People Become Writers? 625
Are Fiction Writers Capable of Freelancing? 551
The Danger of A Single Story 538
What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters? 345
Diagramming Sentences ~ A Lost Art? 343
Do Creative Writers Have Social “Responsibilities”? 334
Are Writers Doomed To Be Isolated And Lonely? 297
Are You A Fast Study or Slow Learner? ~ It Can Definitely Depend On The Subject And On Your MOOD! 276
Must Writers Suffer Melancholy, Anguish, and Depression? 262
Are These The Most Difficult Books to Read? 260
Fiction and Social Justice ~ Can They Coexist? 242
An “Open Source” Novel ?? 216
The Best Writing Software *Ever* ? 214
How Can An Author Make Their Book Go Viral? 210
My Cure for Social Networking Anxiety 209
What Is A Genre & Should You Try To Write In One? 204
Are Men & Women Writers Being Treated Equally? 197

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State of The Blog Message

Time to account for my nearly obsessive attention to posting five times a week on this blog.

Sure, I’ve got stuff to say and there’s always info worth sharing but, over the short long-haul of this blog’s life (6 months and 22 days), what have the folks who visited found most interesting?

First, in the wonderful Stats that WordPress compiles is the HomePage number of 3,710 views; which, of course can be as brief as an eye-blink :-)

So, subtracting those views from total visits leaves 5,323 views of individual posts.

But, next in the list of top views are the AboutPages for me and my book–246 & 206, respectively. BTW, the consensual wisdom is that AboutPages are usually the most-visited places on a blog; for good reason, eh?

And then come the numbers for the most-visited individual posts–something that informs me about the reaction of my readers to my efforts

Here are the Top Ten:

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