Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I mentioned a few days ago that this blog is going away soon, so it seems appropriate to take a look back at what readers clicked on the most.
I must say, this list of the top 10 posts for the past five years surprised me. But I can’t argue with our official traffic statistics, these little nicks by the snack room vending machine were definitely made by Lamar.
Some of the items make sense. People would want to know which jobs they should avoid, what not to do with cameras around, and even the worst idea of all time.
But some of these others just seemed to be popular for no apparent reason. And as for the one in first place, maybe it has something to do with the photo.
November was another month full of news you can use from this blog.
Traffic stats for the 10 most popular items show that readers were especially eager to learn what makes the perfect gift, how to avoid as many of those Kardashians as possible, and what superstars miss most when they’re filming away from home.
They also appreciated my new insights into goofy history, with true stuff like what Abe Lincoln did on the South Lawn, and how King James I amused himself.
The figures are in for this blog’s most popular posts in September, and readers showed a wide variety of interests. They flocked to our pieces on rugby, especially the nude variety, and were eager to learn about flying machines and submarines you can build at home.
Throw in some arts, politics and entertainment, and you’ve got a well-rounded month for folks who no longer need constant supervision.
Well, it’s time to look at the blog traffic statistics for July, and never has there been a clearer pattern.
Of the 10 most-read items, SEVEN were about the Duchess of Cambridge and her six-month visit to every city, town and hamlet in Canada.
June was a very good month for the blog. Our traffic statistics showed that readers flocked to information they could use, along with our hard-hitting exposés of, you know, stuff.
May was off the charts for goofiness.
There was plenty more good stuff on the top 10 list, too. Reports on a practical joke camp for adults, Michelle Obama’s striking similarity to a cartoon character, the worst-ever police decoy….
It’s time to look at the most popular blog items from a very goofy month.
No surprise, a certain wedding featured strongly in the top ten, capturing slots one and two, among others.
Nah, February wasn’t really the worst month.
It’s just that headlines with best and worst in them always do very well, a lesson I learned yet again upon calculating this blog’s most popular items for the month.
Indeed, my top three posts for February each contained superlatives. Right, like I’m really qualified to name the best or worst of anything.