Talk to any blogger and you will likely hear the same thing. It is always a surprise to see what becomes popular. I may work like crazy on something for hours, post it, and it may see very little traffic. Something else ends up taking off, and it was almost a last minute thought. You just can’t predict.
In putting together a list of popular posts, there are also so many ways to look at the data. Do you measure purely by the traffic? If you do it that way, doesn’t that give an unfair advantage to content posted in January?
After looking at the statistics, I decided to pick the top posts by traffic with a weight based on the date. If a post was dated later in the year, it received a slightly higher weight to equal things out.
The Top 10: Did you miss one?
Here are the top 10 original posts:
“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself of all other distractions.” -Saul Bellow
“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” –George Augustus Moore