the z list: are these my worst blog posts?

always intent on what the oracle tells me (that’s google analytics, a statistics software that analyses just about anything about a blog’s popularity), i was curious about which of my blog posts don’t seem to attract readers. so here is the list of the least-read blog posts. not only do people not seem to want to read them in the first place – when they do get to them, they also click away from this blog. how bad can it get?

any critics out there, let ‘er rip! tell me what you think. here is the list:

biting the dog
our brains don’t think coca cola is our friend
children and war
claiming what’s ours
day of the dead
emotional intelligence vs. emotional literacy
internet addiction
nonviolent communication
speaking in my true voice

time management and exercise
time, space, stories, memories
understanding spammers

(this post was listed in the 2nd carnival of better blogging)

6 thoughts on “the z list: are these my worst blog posts?

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  3. jael

    Hi Isabella,

    As you know, I am a big fan of your blog.

    The first z list item I read was biting the dog.

    I wasn’t interested in finishing the story. Why? I think I expect to have a quick response to web stuff and this item would ask me to think for quite a while.

    brains and coca cola: what a relief. i don’t have to think too much about that… and then I moved on without wanting to post a comment…

    Claiming what’s ours – i read it when it first came out and really liked it but had no time to post anything. this time i didn’t read the whole thing again because i had read it before

    i skipped the entry on emotional intelligence – i just don’t want to read that tonight

    internet addiction – i read the whole thing tonight with great interest… what would i say to that though? i could not think of a comment

    children and war: I couldn’t even make myself read it. I got a feeling of heaviness in my chest and just went surfing somewhere else…anywhere else

    nonviolent communication – i looked around for the list of ten things to change the world on the website. I have seen it at work before, but it was different somehow. I’m not exactly sure how, though.

    i decided that i don’t want to read the 4 entries at the bottom of the z list…

    not interested.

    i don’t pretend that this will explain why those entries don’t get attention. but now you know what my reaction was, sort of.

    i hope this was fun for you. now i am going to the garden of nna mmoy, a blog i found from your blog. I could get lost there, it’s usually very interesting.

    Cheers,

    Jael

  4. jael

    Hi Isabella,

    As you know, I am a big fan of your blog.

    The first z list item I read was biting the dog.

    I wasn’t interested in finishing the story. Why? I think I expect to have a quick response to web stuff and this item would ask me to think for quite a while.

    brains and coca cola: what a relief. i don’t have to think too much about that… and then I moved on without wanting to post a comment…

    Claiming what’s ours – i read it when it first came out and really liked it but had no time to post anything. this time i didn’t read the whole thing again because i had read it before

    i skipped the entry on emotional intelligence – i just don’t want to read that tonight

    internet addiction – i read the whole thing tonight with great interest… what would i say to that though? i could not think of a comment

    children and war: I couldn’t even make myself read it. I got a feeling of heaviness in my chest and just went surfing somewhere else…anywhere else

    nonviolent communication – i looked around for the list of ten things to change the world on the website. I have seen it at work before, but it was different somehow. I’m not exactly sure how, though.

    i decided that i don’t want to read the 4 entries at the bottom of the z list…

    not interested.

    i don’t pretend that this will explain why those entries don’t get attention. but now you know what my reaction was, sort of.

    i hope this was fun for you. now i am going to the garden of nna mmoy, a blog i found from your blog. I could get lost there, it’s usually very interesting.

    Cheers,

    Jael

  5. isabella mori

    thank you! i must say that i’ve been remiss lately in replying to people’s comments (sorry!) but – really, thanks. that’s what we have friends for, to tell us like it is, isn’t it?

  6. isabella mori

    thank you! i must say that i’ve been remiss lately in replying to people’s comments (sorry!) but – really, thanks. that’s what we have friends for, to tell us like it is, isn’t it?

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  9. Chris Marshall | Martial Development

    Well, criticism is one of my strengths…

    We best serve search engine traffic when we make specific promises with our post titles, and keep those promises with the body text.

    With the possible exception of “emotional intelligence vs. emotional literacy”, these titles make no promise, and thus secure no commitment.

    Chris Marshall | Martial Development’s last blog post..Who Wants to Learn Mo Pai Nei Kung?

  10. Chris Marshall | Martial Development

    Well, criticism is one of my strengths…

    We best serve search engine traffic when we make specific promises with our post titles, and keep those promises with the body text.

    With the possible exception of “emotional intelligence vs. emotional literacy”, these titles make no promise, and thus secure no commitment.

    Chris Marshall | Martial Development’s last blog post..Who Wants to Learn Mo Pai Nei Kung?

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