Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Most Trafficked Blog Posts 2008

It has been another year of posts for me here at Living and Working in a Virtual World. The number I have posted has dropped a bit for this year, down from 117 posts in 2007 to a total of 101 posts for 2008. I have been pretty busy though, including classes at night, the South Sound Technology Conference and several shows not to mention the four kids. I will try to reverse the trend in the coming year.

This blog focuses on the question, "How do internet systems, the world wide web, online social networks, databases and client server technologies serve relationships and the arts?". However, like last year, some of the most popular posts came from totally different subject matter. Total number of visits doubled, which would be a trend I would like to keep on track.

Of course, the earlier posts have the advantage in the most trafficked post contest, but given that two posts were from 2007, I figure any late but popular posts for 2008 have a chance next year.

Aside from the home page, the ranking order of posts is as follows.

1) Some Origami Notes


2) Origami Lesson Plan for Kids

Yes, in a site about virtual things, folding paper was the most interesting topic to the public at large and the two top posts were origami related. So much so that I have continued to post on the topic and created its own label to search on. I also attempted a separate blog for origami, but I don't post frequently enough and the last thing I need to do is maintain yet another blog. I've also seen some of my photos, such as the compound origami roses and dahlias show up elsewhere.

3) Tom Tom vs. Mapquest Printout
In an attempt to be humorous, I wrote about my adventure using Mapquest and Tom Tom to get to a meeting in Bremerton. The blog post was picked up by a couple of GPS user group members and the article was linked to from the different news groups. I still see them trickling in.

4) South Sound Technology Conference 2008
Hurray! Interest in the conference drove traffic to the site. I promise that next years conference will have more coverage and advance notice and information. It is already taking shape for next year and could have a couple of very interesting additions.

5) Robot Fish and Carpet Cleaning
This is an interesting one, as it was a popular destination post based some what on the images in the post. Multiple visits from Korea drove the number up, so I am not sure it would have come in as high otherwise. I have subsequently purchased a iRobot Roomba as detailed in two posts prior to this one.

6) An Epic Predictions about Newpapers
The current conditions of the newspaper industry and the local interest in the Tribune drove traffic to this post. Lots of FeedTacoma referrals as well. The Tribune and Mark Briggs have been popular blog post topics in the past as well.

7) Do the Fair Comparison
One of my favorites, this is not only the second post from 2007 on this years countdown, but the same post was also in the top ten last year. There are plenty of posts about "Doing the Puyallup" that come each year, but I believe mine is the only one that provides all the lyrics to the song "Do the Puyallup".

8)Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Guidelines
Proposed by Lew McMurran, VP, Government and External Affairs of the WTIA, it didn't hurt that I made it a class assignment to read and comment on these proposed guidelines.

9)Hotel Murano Featured in CNN Money
A short post simply pointing to another, and yet interest in the hotel and a FeedTacoma link drove folks through.

10)When Bloggers are Neighbors: Guest Blogger Erik Handberg
This was a great post with some good comments that followed. Erik had spoke to my class and then approached me with the idea of a guest blogger. It was a good idea. I don't know why I haven't done it again, as it turned out nicely.

I hope that you all have a great new year. See you in 2009.

1 comment:

Special K said...

Hello! I was just checking up on your blog, seeing what you were up to.

Last weekend David and I saw Slum Dog Millionaire. It was such a goooood movie and it made me think of you (you showed us that website for film stuff). I HIGHLY recommend it if you haven't seen it already! We both loved it and I've been telling all my friends/family to go see it.

Have an awesome winter quarter!

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