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My 20 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Wow, this year flew by! Just like I did for 2017, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular posts I published on this blog over the last year.

At the end of 2017, I talked about how surprising it was to see which posts ended up being the most popular on my site. Once again, there was a healthy representation of all of the topicsI talk about, but my posts about blogging and writing tended to dominate the top of the list.

I have no idea what prompted this change, but it’s going to be interesting to see if it continues in 2019.

If you’d like to read other people’s lists, my friends Terry Tyler and Tom Williams both recently blogged about their 20 most popular posts as well. The first year I did this, I made it a top 10 list. This year I doubled that number to match what they did. Terry and Tom, you’re good influences! If anyone else blogged about this topic, I’d love to link to your site as well. Just leave a note in the comment section with a link to your post.

20. A Peek at My Never-Ending List of Sci-fi and Fantasy Films to Watch 

19. 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Nuit Blanche

18. 5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Reviewer for Long and Short Reviews

17. Why Do Library Holds Arrive Simultaneously (And Other Questions I Wish I Had Answers To)

16. Characters Who Need a Date 

15. 6 Things I Wish My Gym Teachers Had Done Differently 

14. 4 Things I Want to Accomplish This Autumn 

13. Why Walking In the Rain Is Underrated

12. What Is the Perfect Reading Spot? 

11. Science Fiction and Fantasy Rules That Shouldn’t Be Broken 

10. I Love the Fuzzy Edges of Science Fiction 

9. The World Needs More Blogging 

8. Blogging Changes I’m Making This Winter 

7. 10 Things That I Won’t Read About 

6. Why HALT Is One of My Favourite Mindfulness Exercises

5. Why Negative Reviews Can Be a Positive Thing

4. Families Are Forever: A Review of Pixar’s Coco

3. 15 Things I’ve Learned from 15 Years of Blogging

2. Is It a Good Idea to Take a Blogging Break? 

1. Why Creative Writers Should Read History Books

My Most Popular Posts of 2017

2017 was my first full year of blogging here at lydiaschoch.com. Today I wanted to take a moment to look back at the most popular posts of the year. I’ll begin with the tenth most popular post and work my way up to number one from there.

If you happened to miss any of them when they were first published at various points over the last year, now is a great time to click on the links and catch up.

10. My Blog Won a Liebster Award.

9. The Top 5 Must-Haves If You Want to Start Exercising.

8. How to Survive a Post-Apocalyptic Storyline.

7. 5 Things That People Who Have Allergies Wish You Understood.

6. 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Science Fiction and Fantasy.

5. Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to Canada.

4. Scifi and Fantasy Rules That Should Be Broken.

3. Stuff I Miss About Celebrating Christmas.

2. The Tale of the Coveted Cookies.

1. Why You Should Be Following the Mystery of Tom Thompson’s Death.

I was expecting the post about Tom Thompson to rank highly since I received so much positive feedback about it when it was first published. It came as no surprise to me to see it in the number one slot.

It was nice to see so many of my science fiction and fantasy posts be represented. I don’t always get a ton of feedback on them as far as sharing them on Twitter goes, but it looks like they’re still being read and enjoyed.

There were a couple of surprises on this list.  I wasn’t expecting the post about moving to Canada to rank so highly, though. It was something I wrote on the spur of the moment when none of my other ideas for that week panned out. I’m pleased that people enjoyed it, though.

The Tale of the Coveted Cookies turned out to be far more popular than I thought it would be as well. It was something I typed up mostly for the sheer joy of reliving that memory, so I was thrilled to see it resonating with my readers. This goes to show that you can’t always predict ahead of time what people will find amusing.

I am planning to continue this tradition of exploring my post popular posts next December. It will be interesting to see if a similar mixture of topics dominates the 2018 roundup.

In the meantime, I hope 2017 was a good year for all of my readers. I’ll post the final Suggestion Saturday in two days, and I’ll be blogging about the books I read in 2017 for my normal Monday post on the first of January.

Cheers!