Popular Posts of 2012

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I just took a look back at my numbers for 2012. Here are the most popular posts during that calendar year:

  1. Rich Black Flunking
  2. Foux Da Fa Fa
  3. Archetypal Stories
  4. Why do so many terrorists have engineering degrees?
  5. Thermal Runaway
  6. CCI Quiet 22
  7. Lessons from a Fatal Shootout in a Crowded McDonalds
  8. Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes
  9. He-Man Opening Monologue
  10. Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics

Here are the most popular posts actually from 2012 and not from an earlier year:

  1. CCI Quiet 22
  2. Lessons from a Fatal Shootout in a Crowded McDonalds
  3. Americas Retreat from Victory
  4. Our Totalitarian Democracy
  5. Democracies and Collateral Damage
  6. The Steampunk Era
  7. Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted
  8. Richard Feynman’s Low IQ
  9. Running for Combat Effectiveness
  10. Rapid Reticle

I’m not sure what to conclude.


  1. Ben says:

    Isegoria, care to share a word on what metric was used for popularity? Clicks? Comments logged? Whether it was found by on-site search, on-site link or off-site link?

    Thanks for the blog.

  2. Isegoria says:

    I measured popularity via simple page-hits, Ben. (And thanks, everyone, for reading!)

  3. Slovenian Guest says:

    Got referrer logs? To see which sites link here most.

  4. Nick B Steves says:

    You may conclude that you are approximately one year ahead of the game — that the full import of what you say, and corresponding interest therein, is not realized until long after you say it. The rest of the blogosphere, in other words, is simply trying to catch up to your erudition and insight.

    Or not.

  5. Ben says:

    BUMP referrer logs. Darn curious about paths people take to get her.

    Me, now that I know it, just type it in — probably like most devotees. Yes, Isegoria, you now have “devotees”.

  6. Isegoria says:

    The biggest referrers — besides Google, StumbleUpon, Facebook, etc. — would appear to be Foseti, Borepatch, Aretae, AnomalyUK, The Second Estate, and Stones Cry Out.

    Many thanks to them — and to my devotees.

  7. Buckethead says:

    FYI, the AnomalyUK and Second Estate links are broken.

    The first four are, alongside your blog, the five of which I am a devotee. So I guess that makes sense.

  8. Isegoria says:

    Ah, sorry about the cut-and-paste errors. I lost the “http://” parts, and I just put them back in.

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