For post #1000, I thought that it might be fun to see what posts have been the most-viewed on The 3 R's during its history. Even though the first post here was March 16, 2007, stats don't start until June 3; there were 11 page views recorded that day, and 9 of them were my own, which is probably typical for those first few months.
Not counting giveaways, these are my Top 10 posts in terms of page views, according to Google Analytics:
(This post reacting to the "Octomom" story got picked up as "related content" to an item on CNN.com, and is by far my most-viewed thanks to that.)
(This reaction to the survey mentioned in the title still gets hits pretty often - "factors of a successful marriage" seems to be a fairly popular search term!)
(This is the only Bookworms Carnival I've had the opportunity to host. The kidlit/YA topic attracted a lot of participation, including some of my non-book-blogging buddies, and I'm pleased that it's one of my most popular posts.)
(This post is accessible in the linkbar above my blog header, and I try to remember to update it every time I post a new review. I'm glad it gets some use...but, come to think of it, its numbers are probably skewed because a lot of those visits are my own! I'm counting it anyway, though.)
(This was linked in one of Susan Wagner's fashion posts on BlogHer.com, which continues to send the occasional visitor back to it. There's one more reason be part of BlogHer, folks!)Ten on Tuesday, but it was a fun one to wind up with, and it seems to be a topic that resonates with people - no musical pun intended! I think it's also one of the snarkiest things I've ever written.)
(This one seems to get a good amount of search traffic, and not just around the holidays.)
(I'm not sure why this is my most-visited book review, but thank you, Kristin Hannah fans!)
(This round-up of book-bloggers' tributes to a beloved leader of our community was a labor of love.)
(This reaction to a post suggesting that it's more "responsible" for adult children NOT to go out on their own after college was my most-viewed post during the blog's first year.)
These may be my most popular posts in terms of page views, but they're not necessarily all personal favorites. Let me throw a few of those in here, too!
From the "reading" category, five commentaries inspired by books:
Selected "'riting" and/or "randomness" - some favorite older posts that may be new to you:
Road Trip Diary, days 1 & 2: Heading for Yellowstone (July 1, 2008 - first of a four-part series, including links to the other posts)