Are you back again? Most popular posts for 2010

December 17, 2010

My above average readers have made this the second most popular Reuters blog for 2010, measured in both visits and page views, which is great news for me.

Of course, it’s better news for the smart guy who writes the number one blog, but still…

FRANCE/My theory is that my audience is so loyal  because it’s a lot easier to go back to the same bookmark than it is to search for something better to read, but whatever the reason, I’m very grateful.

As the year draws to a close, here’s your chance to see which items you, the hypnotized readers, liked most.

The only common thread I can find is that three of the most popular items, including numbers one and two, were Top Ten lists, which readers always seem to like.

Keeping that in mind, here are the eight most popular blog items for 2010.

That’s right, I said eight. Sure, I could have done another top ten list, but that would be pandering.

popular carly 3008. Finally, the real secret of “You’re So Vain”

7. The mother of all wardrobe malfunctions?

6.Ten things I learned in the blizzard

5. Gosh, isn’t this a pretty dumb thing to do?

4. Insert zany cartoon sound here

3. Are you smarter than your turkey?

2. Ten jobs you’ll avoid if you’re smart

And now, this blog’s number one most popular post for the year…

1. Ten stupid things you shouldn’t do with cameras around

Please keep coming back, and bring your friends…

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Eight goofiest photos of 2010

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French yachtswoman Maud Fontenoy (R) poses with France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy after she was awarded Chevalier of the French order of Merit during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 12, 2007. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Singer Carly Simon performs one of the songs from her new compact disc, “Film Noir,” during a “Salute to Film Noir” organized by American Movie Classics in support of film preservation on September 25, 1997, in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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Looking forward to more zaniness in 2011. Congratulations on your popularity, maybe you can get one more follower and make it to #1 next year.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

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Dang, I was hoping “Big contest! Waste your time, win nothing!” would make the list.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

ooo!! I heard a very drunken redention of “You’re so vain” just yesterday… Kate Hudson is a very tuneless singer… or maybe that was she acting….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oddly Enough the two blog
Comes to us from Washington, DC
And if you ever read it
Once is not enough you’ll see.
All of the other bloggers
Laugh, comment and add tee hee
And if you mind your manners
You’ll get medi donuts free!

BG, your blog is number 1 in our hearts!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Celebration at BG’s house at 9. Medi-donuts for all!

Posted by nhdave | Report as abusive

What about your readers who might be just a touch below average? We…err ok I… still like to look at the pictures!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Congrats, Mr B! Couldn’t happen to a funnier guy. You’re the best.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

“… you, the hypnotised readers”. Explains why I feel sleepy, so very sleepy.

So anyway, who do we have to target next year, so OE can be number one?
I hear Julian Assange may be looking for a new gig.

Posted by Sonambulist | Report as abusive

Thanks for giving us a years worth of reasons to grin, BG!
Second place is actually a good thing – If this blog came in first, it would be considered mainstream, and that would really confuse folks!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Well, congrats, BG. Well deserved. You are, you know, our “man with the blue guitar.” th_the_blue_guitar.shtml

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

When BG gets to the top of the list…
May he NOT be lost in the mist…
We want to be entertained with stories of myrth and jest…
So, that we dont turn into grumpy, incorrigible pests! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ah thanks BG :)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Fwd, you are back!!!!!!
Did you have a good time away? :)

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