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Top Posts & Pages for #Readers, #Writers, & #Publishers


I usually promote a post from other blogs on Sundays; but, today, I’ll promote the most visited posts and pages on this blog since its beginning in January of 2011

There have been over 105,000 visits

35,035 visits were to the main page—showing whatever posts happened to be current.

5,228 visits were to the About Page, which is usually a well-viewed feature on most any blog.

2,126 were to Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story…

 

1,837 were to * The Book ~ Notes from An Alien

1,216 were to Why Do Certain People Become Writers?

975 went to Free Software for Writers . . .

718 went to What’s The “Best” Way To Learn “Proper” Grammar?

635 went to Are Fiction Writers Capable of Freelancing?

601 went to * Behind The Scenes . . .

600 went to Diagramming Sentences ~ A Lost Art?

585 ended up at The Danger of A Single Story

483 visits went to * Our Author Interviews

453 were to What’s The Relationship Between A Writer & Their Characters?

438 were visits to Writing ~ Is It A Craft or An Art?

And, finally, 406 lucky people ended up at What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies?

These were the most visited of 1,787 posts and 9 pages…

So, why did I say the 406 folks who went to What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies? were lucky?

Because, I consider that post the most important thing I’ve written in the last six years of blogging.

If you’re new here, you can also access the Top Tags widget (further down on the left side-bar) for a handy way to find groups of posts with similar ideas
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2014’s Top 5 Posts for Writers


My blog covers Reading, Writing, and Publishing; yet, the Top 5 posts for the last year are all about writing… 

Top 5 Posts for Writers in 2014

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Perhaps readers and publishers want to know about writers—or, my visitors are all writers interested in publishing who, of course, also read :-)

But, since it’s the last day of the year, at least in my time zone, I’ll share my New Year’s Resolution before listing those Top 5 posts:

“…to analyse but not reduce, to ponder meaning but not dwell on words, to identify distinct areas of action but not compartmentalize… to work with full and complex thoughts and to achieve understanding…”.

I found those words in a letter from The Universal House of Justice.

I’ll attempt, over the coming year, to fulfill those precepts, in all aspects of my life, but especially in my blogging for Readers, Writers, and Publishers

Now, the Top 5 Posts of 2014 (Do note that none of them were written in 2014—meaning folks found them with searches that matched the Keyword–Tags I used.  Plus, the number of views listed for each are only the views they got in 2014for instance, No. 1 has gotten a total of 912 views since it was published)

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Free Software for Writers . . .
June 2012 — 348 Views — 15 Comments
2
Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story…
June 2011 — 320 Views — 61 Comments
3
Writing ~ Is It A Craft or An Art?
November 2011 — 224 Views — 1 Comment
4
Diagramming Sentences ~ A Lost Art?
March 2012 — 219 Views — 25 Comments
5
Why Do Certain People Become Writers?
June 2011 — 197 Views — 20 Comments

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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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