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Thursday, June 21, 2012

What blog posts are popular and which are not?

In pursuing market research, I have looked back over the past years of blogging to see what it is that catches the interest of my readers. Ideally, you would want to write similar articles every day so that your blog becomes fabulously popular. Guess what? Popularity defies analysis. The number one read blog post from my past with 8,555 views (showing only in Analytics) is a post from 28 February 2011 entitled, "Quick Correction on last post on New FamilySearch." Apparently, it was the enticing title and the up-to-date content. Nothing else I have written even approached the popularity of this post.

In looking back at that sterling example of my journalistic excellence, I can only guess that I should have gone into a different line of work and taken up shuffle board after all. So I guess I will just have to keep throwing the linguini against the wall and see what sticks.

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