Per my WordPress stats page, below are my top ten blog posts of 2018 based on views.
Below the list are my comments on these posts.
Biff’s Top Ten Posts
I was rather surprised at what made the list and what didn’t. Most of what is on this list were posts that I considered “throw-away” posts. Some of them were actually attempts at overcoming writers block. It just goes to show you: if you don’t know what to write, just start writing. Something may come of it.
I am particularly surprised that my #1 post of all time was me gushing over a guitar solo by Terry Kath, who was the guitarist for Chicago. My posts about music rarely even move the needle, let alone break into the top ten, but for some reason this post has resonated with a lot of readers. My next most popular musical post comes in at #25.
I was equally surprised at what did NOT make the list. Not a single Alistair and Alexis story broke the top ten. You have to go all the way down to #14 to find an A&A post.
Likewise, none of my “Biff Rambles On …” posts made the top ten. One has to go all the way down to #15 to find one of those.
Neither did any of my “Biff’s World” cartoons make the list. You have to go all the way down to #20 for that.
I guess my take-away from all this is that the things I enjoy writing are not the same things that people enjoy reading. Likewise, the things I struggle to write or that I wrote to keep the ol’ writing muscles in shape are the very things that people enjoy reading the most. I’m not sure what to make of that.
But the true, main take-away from all this is that I am very grateful and thankful for all of you who have read my blog over the past two years. It’s hard to believe that it was almost exactly this time two years ago that I was starting this blog. At that time I never could have imagined that I would meet so many wonderful people on here and that people would end up actually reading my blog.
So, thank you all very much!
Here’s hoping that 2019 is even better for all of us!