6 responses to “The long tail of blogging”

  1. leahingram

    Interesting way of looking at popular posts. I guess another suggestion would be that, based on post popularity, you can do a “best of” post one day when you can’t think of what to write.

    Last year when I was going to be away for an extended period of time, I did a series of “Best Week Ever” posts that recapped my popular posts. Here’s the intro to that series: http://suddenlyfrugal.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/best-blog-week-ever/

    You’ve inspired me to revisit that idea. Thanks.

    Leah

  2. leahingram

    Love your idea, too!

    I think I’m going to start prewriting some post for my vacation in July.

    Leah

  3. Kerry Dexter

    I have indeed noticed that people read older posts — of the top twenty with most traffic usually half are older pieces (I’ve been blogging for three years now, http://musicroad.blogsot.com). One way I have both addressed this interest from readers and increased it is about a year ago I started adding a ‘you might also like to see’ section to posts, hand selected stuff that I thought relevant.

    I like the idea of using posts as sources for ebook/book proposals. There’s a project I’ve been thinking I should gather material to pitch — and perhaps I have good bit of it already written. with readership, too. thanks for the idea, Michelle.

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