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Top 10 Commented-on Articles and Click-throughs

2013

Hits and Misses

When readers take time to leave a comment and/or click through to a link I include in a post, that’s a good thing. It means they trust me, are engaged, and find what they’re reading valuable–want to extend it. The 2013 articles that inspired this kind of activity from readers are special to me. I learn a lot about you-all by noticing what contributed to the WordDreams community. If I were monetizing this blog, this data would tell me what direction to go (I’m not. This blog is for the community–and WordPress.com discourages advertising).

Here they are–the ten most commented and most clicked-through articles I shared in 2013:

Commented-on articles

  1. 51 Great Similes to Spark Imagination
  2. How to Describe an American–if You Aren’t
  3. 13 Ways to Exorcise Wordiness
  4. 178 Ways to Describe Women’s Clothing
  5. Happy Holidays!
  6. Fear of Saying Dumb Things Scares Me to Death
  7. 6 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging
  8. Writer’s Tips
  9. Writers Tip #61: Advice From Elmore Leonard
  10. Contact Me

Click-throughs:

  1. Goodreads.com
  2. webdesign-elements.com/nature-collection.htm
  3. public-domain-image.com
  4. burningwell.org
  5. eepurl.com/fjLOw
  6. pewresearch.org/pubs/932/men-or-women-whos-the-better-leader
  7. alexa.com
  8. publicdomainpictures.net
  9. fictionwise.com
  10. socialoomph.com

What were these on your blog? Do they reflect the goal set for your writing or were you surprised?



Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, a freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a monthly contributor to Today’s Author. In her free time, she is  editor of a K-8 technology curriculum and technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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