May 19 2007

My Favorite Unpopular Posts

My friend the Baron of Brown Thoughts has tagged me with another writing challenge: what are my favorite unpopular posts on my blog?

If the lack of comments were the only factor being considered here, that would include quite a few posts on my blog as it’s still young. So I’m going to add to that: posts that I was hoping for more comments based on my hope that they would generate more discussion.

One such post was a recent one I made for ProBlogger’s writing contest: 5 Sympathies For The Devil. It did receive a few comments from some of my regulars (cool, I can actually say that I have regulars on my blog!), it was actually more successful with the trackbacks — very successful. The reason for that kind of popularity is because quite a few people copied all the entries for that contest onto their blogs. I don’t mind that kind of attention. :)

I really put a lot of thought into that one and was expecting (hoping for?) a wide range of responses, from supporters to nay-sayers. At first I thought the title would put people off. But I decided to keep it in the end on account of it’s appropriateness to the topic and the inevitable response of, “What the…?”

Another one of my posts was Credit Cards to Illegal Immigrants? What’s Next? It’s topics like this that really strike a chord with me and was hoping for (again) to find other like-minded readers. But I suppose I was a little too eager to expect that sort of thing simply because my blog had only been 3 days old at the time I wrote it. :)

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  1. Ed the Editor said:

    That’s an interesting way to look at the plus side of your blog!

    I prefer to write under the illusion of some hope, rather than no hope, it helps me get through the day. Like you, I also appreciate the small bunch of regulars to my blog, pretty amazing to have more than your own family read your work!

    My most unpopular post is http://thepisstakers.com/weekly/webtech3oct06_files/Net-Disaster-looming.html The graphics are top notch and the post actually has a meaningful message – back up backup back up your work.

    May 19th, 2007 at 9:54 am
  2. Mark said:

    I’m always trying to grow and learn. :)

    May 19th, 2007 at 10:39 am

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