Five of the best on Groundling

Perhaps it’s crafty, but I have to say there’s nothing particularly original about this kind of post. What it does is to provide a way for new readers to dig back into the archives, and for me to air some of my byegone posts that many consider to be ‘top.’ I’m using the word as it’s understood in the blogosphere i.e., posts that have received the most visits. All of these have been visited well over one hundred times each.

I’m always intrigued by what readers like or don’t like, and why. I wish more would leave a comment or just tweet it on if they like it. The fact is that anyone who takes the time to comment has had a strong reaction to a post, and wants to vent … something! Hopefully the comments are positive, and I have to say most have been.

The posts that get visited most often here are ones that contain frequently-searched keywords. This much I’ve learned thus far. It’s a lesson well-learned about the importance of a good title for your posts. So, Groundling’s ‘top’ five posts of all time for your delectation:

Thanks to Problogger Darren Rowse for the tip on a ‘best of’ to turn over the archives.


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2 responses to “Five of the best on Groundling”

  1. Sue Waters Avatar

    Okay so the question is what makes a good post? The post with the most comments? The post with the most pingbacks? The post with the most bookmarking? Or the one with the most views? In which case what influences each of the above 🙂

    And some comments are just intended to start more conversations 😎
    .-= Sue Waters´s last blog ..Introducing The Campus and Other Important News! =-.

  2. Kate Foy Avatar

    Sue, all of the above make for a good post … at least in its reception! I’d be happy with any of these for something I wrote. I do like comments of course, and therein for me lies the nub of blogging … getting a conversation going. What influences each of these? A post that’s content rich and hotlinked to useful other sites will end up in my Delicious account for reference. A post that’s going to end up being hotlinked in a subsequent post by me, but not included in my Delicious stash will probably get bookmarked in a folder in my sidebar where it’s easy to grab. Either of these could rate a comment, but I’m more likely to comment on a post … these days increasingly briefly … and move on. If it has the potential to be an interesting conversation, I’ll click on the ‘update me if further comment happens’ button. I’m finding that the proliferation of social networking sites elsewhere is having an effect on the size of commentary in ‘trad’ blogs. I like Friend Feed especially where I can follow commentary and respond directly from my email account.

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