Here’s some news: you’re looking at the 100th post on this humble blog! I think a little navel-gazing is in order, don’t you?
I’ve culled the top three entries from various categories of my WordPress stats to give you (and me) a better idea of what’s popular on these pages. I’ll also provide some context where I can.
So here’s where we’re at…
That post I wrote on Easy Debian is (I think) a perfect storm of two out of Oa’s three main areas of interest, Linux and mobile phones. If you were wondering, the third is copyright reform…
My number one all-time post got a lot of help from redditors, as will now be revealed.
Ok, public confession time: I publicize most of my posts on reddit.com as soon as they go live.
To call it the WIRED version of Digg is unfair (though I publicize there too) — it’s the same general idea but the interaction there is much more intense. Redditors can be brutally unforgiving if they don’t like what they see, but those rare occasions where I find myself in their good graces justify the beatings I usually get, and sometimes deserve.
- “facebook sucks”
- “easy debian n900”
- “easy debian”
Easy Debian again? Go figure…
As for my Facebook post it’s a sign of the times, I guess — and a testament to the power of SEO. Hint: put “sucks” in the title of your post if what you’re writing about sucks. 😉
Top Outgoing Clicks:
Ah, the Lenovo link — glad this came up.
When I first started writing this blog I had no intention of riddling it with banner ads, but I am guilty of more than a few Amazon Associate links. Who knew that a $500-plus unlocked Nokia wouldn’t make for a typical impulse purchase? Me, that’s who.
Currently I’m linking expensive hardware to the appropriate entries on gdgt.com — partly because I like the urls and partly because I’m not really sure where else to link to. I also have accounts with Commission Junction and LinkShare, but finding links through either is a pain and honestly, using them makes me feel dirty. If you’ve any ideas for what I should link to — or a strong dislike for gdgt — by all means let me know.
And please tell me as well if there’s anything else I can do to keep you coming back. I probably won’t change my commenting system anytime soon but if there’s anything else I can tweak in terms of content and/or presentation I’m all ears…