OR, Why People Read Stories and Stuff
It’s Quotable Wednesday today, and since it’s coming up on a year since I started blogging regularly, what better way to celebrate than to quote myself? So here is a list of the Top Ten Most Viewed posts of 2011, brought to you by Stories and Stuff.
First up: The Case for Ugly Romantic Interests
I guess I wasn’t the only one who noticed how rare ugly romantic interests are. And strangely enough, I left Shrek off the list, though he’s one of the most obvious ones.
E-publishing is an extremely hot topic among writers at the moment, so I guess this isn’t a surprise. Once my experiment is a little more under way, I may update on how the journey went sometime.
I have no idea why this one is so popular, since I never thought about this question till I read the article about it. Still, the question is intriguing when you think about it.
This one was a surprise for me also, but I guess frustration is a very common human emotion. This post was on the frustration of not being able to find time to write while being in school.
I never realized quite how popular fanfiction actually was, till I wrote posts about it. I kept it quite a secret for a long time that I wrote fanfiction at all. This post was about how useful writing fanfiction can be for a writer.
The last 5 posts will be my fiction posts, since it makes sense to me to list them separately. The fiction and non-fiction were all mixed together in my stats lists, which again surprised me, because I thought less people would read fiction online than blog posts. Anyway:
Yes, my fanfiction beats out all my original works. Oh well, Harry Potter is very popular, so this makes sense.
Really? My poetry comes in a number 2? Or do people really search “limerick” that often, and click on whatever pops up? I can’t say this is an especially good limerick.
I’m glad people appreciate Emma as much as I do.
Good, my most recent story is well up there. Introducing Polly, and how she begins to get into scrapes with princesses, enchanters, and dangerous magical creatures…
Okay, I could put one more fiction example, but I want to put two commonly searched terms in the last spot instead. One term is “abolish the monarchy.” Apparently my post on The Royal Wedding – Will We Abolish the Monarchy? hit a chord with anti-monarchists. And the other term is “Edith Tolkien.” I had no idea she was so popular.
What was your favourite post of the year?