So what makes you click, Rick?

December 28, 2007

Dear Blog Guy,

The people in my neighborhood have bookmarked our favorite posts from your blog, and we have weekly meetings to discuss them.

We’re having our year-end pot-luck dinner at my house on New Year’s Eve, and I just wondered if you have any information on the most popular posts of the year, so we can view them together on my big screen?

What a grand neighborhood, if it really exists. Where is it? No, don’t tell me, it’s better if I don’t know. With such good taste, it’s strange that you have no other plans for New Year’s Eve.

Anyway, I can tell you the five items in my blog that got the most traffic this year, and the results may surprise you. It’s hard to know what will attract readers, but here’s one useful thing I took away from this popular picture: it seems folks are sure interested in eyepatches!

Number 5: Freeze! Drop the knife! Nooooo, not there!
Number 4: Are Victoria’s Secret models turning shy?
Number 3: It’s a bra! It’s an eyepatch! It’s a bra! It’s an eyepatch!
Number 2: The most moronic thief that never was…

And, the number one most popular item in this blog in the past year was….

Soldiers totally fail to understand the concept of a hat…

This should give you and your neighbors plenty to talk about, if you actually have neighbors.

REUTERS photo by Philippe Wojazer

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