I just gave the popular posts page a long-needed makeover. The old one was outdated, but I didn’t realize until I dove in how complicated choosing what to include on that page would be.
First, I had to decide what “popular” meant. I decided to share the posts that YOU all liked–and commented on–the most, not just the ones that got the most pageviews because people tapped certain keywords into the search engines.
Sometimes those two categories overlap, but sometimes–as you’ll see–they don’t. At all.
The new popular posts page holds the posts that YOU liked. holds But I thought you might be interested in seeing which posts garner the most pageviews, largely because of the search engines. Google likes old posts: some of these are really old, and there’s a good chance you’ve never seen them before.
Here they are:
(This is far and away the most viewed post on the blog, and the search terms that people use to find it are funny, horrible, surprising, and sad.)
I think it’s funny how different these two lists of posts are, depending on what you mean by “popular.” Does it surprise you, too?