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?
Way back in the beginnings of this blog, we asked our readers to come up with posts that they would like to see on our blog, but there’s been so much going on that we haven’t gotten to use most of them. So for this week, I decided to dig back into the archives and use one of the suggestions: great pickup lines. Here are my favorites:
- “Are you a speeding ticket? Because you’ve got fine written all over you.”
- “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only 10 I see.”
- “Are you tired, baby? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.”
- “Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?”
- “Do you have a map? Because I keep getting lost in your eyes.”
- “Did it hurt? You know, when you fell from heaven?”
- “How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.”
- “I lost my number. Can I have yours?”