As 2011 winds down, I thought it would be fun to look back upon our first year of blogging here at TN and see which posts readers liked the most. So, based on various social media and Google analytics data, here are the best posts of 2011:
Most comments: Win Free Concert Tickets!
What concert do you NEED to see?
This one doesn’t surprise me, since people love free stuff and all you had to do was comment on the post with the concert you just HAD to see and you’d be entered to win! Still, it’s good to know people like our contests…makes us want to do more in 2012!
Most Stumbleupon views: Daniel Radcliffe: J. Pierrepont Finch vs. Harry Potter
I did not expect this one to take off like it did, but my comparison between the two major characters that have been portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe got almost 9,000 views on Stumbleupon! We never did figure out the ultimate winner of this showdown…
Most Facebook likes: Funny Flowchart: Do you have Bieber Fever?
This is one of my personal favorites, and apparently it was also a favorite for the Facebookers among you. Not sure if you have the Fever or not? Take our handy dandy quiz! What’s better than a flowchart? (click the image to enlarge the flowchart)
Most page views: 17 funny yet possibly effective pickup lines
This one came from one of our questions during the blog kickoff contest way back in May. One of our readers suggested the post, and we made it happen. I really enjoyed these random Friday-ish posts.
Before They Were Famous: YouTube All-Stars
This one appeared in second place for a few of our metrics, so I wanted to make sure I mentioned it. Check it out for some crazy flashbacks from some of your favorite celebrities.
Halloween is approaching: vampires vs. werewolves
Who doesn’t love vampires and werewolves? Or at least debating which one could take the other one in a fight?
Happy Fourth of July! Best things about the July 4th holiday
This topical post from July 4 made it into the top 10 out of over 125 blog posts for the year. Not bad, Tim!
Which blog post was your favorite of 2011? What would you like to see in 2012?
Ready for another contest? It's time for some Halloween fun! Between now and 12:00 p.m. EST next Monday, October 31, tweet your best Halloween-themed pic @TicketNetwork and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to TicketNetwork.com.
It can be a picture of you and friends at a Halloween party all decked out in costumes, or maybe a picture of ridiculously awesome house decorations...whatever you've got! We'll pick our favorite and post it on our blog! So start tweeting!
--Use TwitPic or a similar service to upload your favorite pic
--Tweet the link to the pic, mentioning @TicketNetwork
--Check back to see if you won!
Complete contest rules can be found here.
Halloween is only ten days away! Right now many of you are probably finalizing your costumes (or buying them). Then it will be time for trick-or-treating, celebrations, and lot and lots of sugar.
Let's take a moment to compare the holiday's most famous characters.
||18th century Europe
||Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897)
||Hugues, the Wer-Wolf (1838)
||Werewolf of London (1935)
||Teen Wolf (1985)
||Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
||Teen Wolf Too (1987)
|Pop culture representative
|Non-Twilight pop culture representative
||Remus Lupin, Harry Potter
|How they're formed
||Bitten by a vampire
||Bitten by a wolf
|Representative in food
||You. All of you.
||Immortality, increased strength, flying (as a bat)
||Increased strength, speed, warm coat of fur
||Stakes, sunlight, holy water, garlic
||Fleas, silver bullet, rye, mistletoe, wolfsbane (historically)
|Duration of change
||Usually only at full moon
If you don't have anything to do on or near Halloween, or are looking for another activity, then check out the Halloween-themed events we have listed. Vampire-lovers, there are also a handful of vampire-themed shows. Sorry, werewolf fans, there is nothing specifically about werewolves right now.