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The Top 10 Posts From 2013

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Today is my last post of 2013. I’ll be back posting live on January 6, which will make this my longest hiatus since I started 101 Books. But I think it will be worth it, plus no one really reads book blogs during Christmas anyway, right?

To cap off the year, I thought I’d take a look back at the top posts of 2013. You think that would be easy, right? But it’s something I struggle with because, when I say “top posts,” does that mean my favorite posts, your favorite posts, or just the posts with the highest traffic?

Usually, when I do this, I pick the posts that are my favorites. Today, though I’m just going to let the numbers do the talking.

Here are the top 10 NEW posts (in terms of page views) on 101 Books in 2013. I didn’t include posts from before this year that might have received higher traffic. These are NEW posts only:

1. My 2-year-old judges books by their covers.

2. What Hemingway can teach you about web writing.

3. 10 cheesy literary pick-up lines that will get you slapped.

4. 9 book recommendations for people you hate.

5. Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” of writing

6. Tell us about your blog!

7. 7 (even more) annoying words that should die a horrible death

8. My 3-year-old judges books by their cover, part two

9. On rejection as a writer

10. 8 generic blog post ideas that (usually) work

This was, by far, the biggest year 101 Books has had in terms of growth, traffic, and so on. WordPress usually sends out a year-end report that I’ve shared with you guys in the past, so I’ll probably do that early next year.

Thanks again to all of you for making this blog so fun. I really can’t emphasize that enough. I truly appreciate all of you.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

I’ll be back with new posts on January 6, 2014!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great advice on the “Hemingway/Web Content” article. Too many people (especially former English majors) get caught up writing long sentences. Long sentences don’t mean great, complex ideas. It just shows that you are not skilled enough to express a great idea in an accessible way.


    December 24, 2013
  2. Sissy #

    Wonderful! May you and your family have the most wonderful of holidays!


    December 24, 2013
    • Sissy #

      From what I gather you read at least 30 books this year! That’s majorly impressive. And I’m still trying to get through book #2 or 3, (Lord of the Rings). Maybe next year we can read it together!


      December 24, 2013
  3. Have a good break. Come back fresh and renewed. See you next year. And happy reading.


    December 24, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on The 50-something life of a Southern gal.


    December 25, 2013
  5. Wonderful reads. Thank you.


    December 27, 2013
  6. thanks for putting this together! I’ve only been following for 3-4 months, so it’s nice to have a quick reference to find your top posts for the entire year


    December 29, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on Annie Can Fly.


    December 29, 2013
  8. There are some great ones on there. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2014!


    January 6, 2014

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