Following my recent post about annoying words, I thought I’d change it up for this Monday Question.
Instead of a question about books, let’s talk about words. We’ve all talked about words we hate, but what are some words you love? Read more
Hey friends. I’m taking a little fall vacation for the next few days.
101 Books will return with new posts on Tuesday.
Until then, enjoy some of the “greatest hits” from the past: Read more
I have a thing for words. I’ve written about terrible words, annoying words, more annoying words, even more annoying words, happy words, and even difficult-to-spell words. Words are awesome.
Wait a minute. I just said “awesome”–which is one of our culture’s most overused, filler, meaningless words right now. Honestly, I probably say “awesome” way too often–and if I actually thought about what the word meant, I wouldn’t say it near as much.
Here’s an uncensored, profanity-laced rant from Louis C.K. about how we waste words like awesome. Sorry for the profanity, but it’s spot on. Read more
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:
Ever run dry on ideas for blog posts?
When you’re writing a daily blog, coming up with content for every day can be difficult. Every now and then, you might want to quit brainstorming for a bit and fall back on a post template that works.
That’s why I’m here to help.
Most of these post “templates” are pretty common—some even to the point of cliché. I didn’t create them, but I have been known to use one or two when I’m trying to think up new content.