I’m traveling for most of the day and planning on taking some serious time off to recharge, relax, and reflect on the year that’s come and gone.
And, of course, naturally I’m also going to take the next few weeks to simply enjoy my family and prepare my mind, body, and soul for, what I believe to be, one of the best years of my life: 2019!
Anyways, enough of that… here are the top 10 blog posts that I wrote in 2018 (according to pageviews):
- Teenagers and Porn
- An Epic Fortnite Gaming Rig for $1,001!
- CoinPuffs: The Best Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization Website… Ever.
- Saying It Aloud
- Facebook, Evil
- John, Pete
- Never Over-Optimize
- macOS Mojave Desktop Backgrounds
- 3 Years in SF
- GoPro HERO7 for Vlogging
As I mentioned above, these are the most-viewed posts that I wrote in 2018… but none of these are even close to being in the top 10… or even top 20… or even top 30 of the posts that get the most traffic.
This means that my top-performing blog posts come from much older content that still gets a ton of views. In fact, the #1 post this past year was this one from 2011 (which barely beat out the #1 post that’s typically in the top spot).
Again, the object lesson here is that a well-trafficked blog is one that builds its content up over years and the more consistent you are with your publishing the better.
And that’s the “trick”… the “secret”… if you will, which is nothing more than consistently writing, day-in and day-out. No shortcuts, no nothing. And, as you can see by the list above, your posts don’t have to change the world or anything in terms of creative writing, style, or even length (and quality!).
Most of the content that I write is short, sweet, to the point, and, on the whole, pretty damn boring.
But… who… really… cares.