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Top Blog Posts of 2014

Half of my most-visited posts from the past year were actually written in previous years. I’m not sure what to make of that. Actually, I’m not sure how significant a list like this really is, or how seriously to take it. Particularly as I don’t have any way of filtering out the troll spoor on at least three of these.

Mostly, it’s just interesting to me to see what brought folks to the blog…

  1. Rape, Abuse, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  2. Striking a Pose. My second most-visited blog post in 2014 was written in 2012. Hm…
  3. 2013 Writing Income.
  4. Fiskception & LC on Rape and Self-Defense. In addition to my normal traffic, I had the subject of these two posts sending his not inconsiderable number of followers to the blog, which boosted the numbers.
  5. Sexual Harassment Conversations in Comic Form. A comic from 2013.
  6. Posing Like a Man. From 2012. The cover poses will never die! No matter how much some people want them to…
  7. Facts are Cool. Also from 2012.
  8. Who Controls Your Amazon Ebook Price. Another one from 2012. This is starting to get weird.
  9. Another Day, Another Mansplainer.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


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Dec. 29th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
My suspicion is that this distribution has something to do with how search engines work. Although I don't know what the actual algorithms are, I have to believe that the position of various posts relative to the keywords they contain is related to the number of people who have clicked through to that post. Older posts will have collected more views via the search engines, so they will tend to drift upward as long as they retain enough relevance to continue to collect clicks, as I'm sure there's some time-weighting in the algorithm as well.

I remember once posting on an obscure point in MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) that I was hunting for information on as I was trying to solve a particularly vexing problem. When I went searching for those keywords, my post was at the top of the pile, partly because I'd hit all the keywords and partly because no one else had anything like a solution to the problem, so there was no competition. *sigh*
Dec. 29th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Clearly you need new poses for 2015. Just sayin'
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