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My most read posts in 2013

top_5_pedestal_1600_wht_6489The people behind WordPress provide me with an annual report complete with lots of statistics.

First, last year I published 115 new posts, many of them re-blogged from other interesting sites – so thank you fellow bloggers.

Secondly, I also know that October 29 2013 was my busiest day and that my blog is read in 123 countries with most readers in the USA, the UK, and Canada.

My most read posts, in reverse order, were:

5th – Gorillas (and other great apes) you might have missed

4th – Ogling breasts no substitute for the gym

3rd – Apples and Pears – what fruit is your bum? This was the 2nd most popular both in 2012 & 2011

2nd – Women in uniforms

and first, for the fourth year running, Blushing – do men find it attractive

There seems to be a pre-occupation with women’s appearance here! Just saying..

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My most-read posts in 2012

Slide1Thanks once again to those helper monkeys at WordPress I now know which of my efforts were read most last year.

I added 44 new posts bringing the total to 174 since I started in 2010 but that was about 20 fewer than in previous years.

My readers came from 113 different countries but mostly from the USA followed by the UK and Canada.

For me the bad news was that none of the posts I wrote last year were in the Top 5 most read category; the good news is that people still like to read my older stuff with older favourites still appearing in my most-read list.

My 5th most read post was: “So many “friends” but still lonely” from May 2010. This was a post about Facebook followers not having real social lives. It was also my 3rd most read post in both 2010 & 2011

My 4th most read post was: “Facebook vigilantes cop traffic offenders in Delhi from Agust 2010. Another post about the use/misuse of Facebook (and smart phones).

My 3rd most read post was: “Ginger Kid gets free Pizza” from June 2011. This was the story of the pizza server who couldn’t pronounce the customer’s name.

My 2nd most read post was: “Apples and Pears – what fruit is your bum” from May 2010. This was a serious post about the health consequences for overweight women and was also the 2nd most-read post in 2011.

And the most read post was – for the 3rd year running: “Blushing – do men find it attractive?” This post has been read by someone every single day since it was first published in May 2010.

One post from 2012 which made it into the top 10 most-read was: “Gorillas (and other Great Apes) you might have missed” from July 2012.

There were couple of other posts which almost made it: “Women in Uniform” from March 2012, and “101 Reasons we can’t live together” from May 2010 which was the 2nd most-read that year.

So something for me to think about. I put more pictures in this year – many of which I took myself on my travels – but readers obviously prefer a story as well.

Also I didn’t write about Facebook as I thought I’d given them enough publicity but I may have to get back to them this year.

And I need to write more posts. I have been tweeting more this year @MikethePsychUK so that’s taken up some of my blogging time.

Finally thank you to everyone who has read, followed, or liked  my posts. Have a great 2013!