This month I’m celebrating eight years of blogging on WordPress. I want to thank everyone who has visited, liked and commented on my blog. As I’ve said many times before, these gestures are like gold to bloggers. I occasionally wonder why on earth I’m doing this. I originally started my blog to keep track of what I read and what I thought of a book. But now it’s mostly to catch up with readers and the blogging community. And I’m talking about people from all over the world. That’s so fun!
Sometimes life gets busy and hard and it’s challenging to put out posts and visit other blogs, but I know we’re all in the same boat. In fact, it’s a boat full of great friends and I feel lucky to know you all.
Today I’m sharing my most popular posts by number of views and number of comments. If someone can tell me how to find the most liked posts on their WordPress blog, please leave a comment. I have a feeling that’s not an option for the free sites.
Top Ten Most Viewed Posts
I’m a little embarrassed by this list because I feel like high schoolers are reading these short stories, looking them up on the internet and landing on my blog. Who knows if my opinions are good ones or if I even “got” the stories right.
- “House of Flowers” by Truman Capote
- “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter
- “The Girl on the Plane” by Mary Gaitskill
- “The Year of Getting to Know Us” by Ethan Canin
- “Saint Marie” by Louise Erdrich
- The Great Gatsby movies – what a difference!
- “The Man Who Knew Belle Star” by Richard Bausch
- “Red Moccasins” by Susan Power
- “The Fastest Runner on Sixty-first Street” by James T. Farrell
- “An Angel on the Porch” by Thomas Wolfe
Top Ten Most Commented on Posts
One thing is for sure, my author friend Jill Weatherholt deserves all the attention she receives because she gets around to other people’s blogs more than anyone I know. And she always leaves an enthusiastic comment. Hurray, too for these and all indie authors because they belong in the spotlight.
- BC Mom’s Author Update: new Harlequin Love Inspired novel by Jill Weatherholt
- Author Interview – Jill Weatherholt
- Who’s That Indie Author? John W. Howell
- Book Review: A Mother for His Twins by Jill Weatherholt
- Who’s That Indie Author? Ritu Bhathal
- How well read are you? Take this challenge and see!
- Who’s That Indie Author? Darlene Foster
- On the touchy topic of ratings and reviews
- What’s That Book? A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- Blogging with the new WordPress Editor – are you using the blocks?
How long have you been blogging? Leave a comment and let’s add up the years!
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