AJBulldis’s Top Ten Posts Of 2011

I am 100% certain this is a great idea, because everyone else in the entire Internet is doing the exact same thing. Or has already done so. A while ago. I would have myself, but it seems to be tempting fate. You make a list on like December 20, put the top ten things on it, and then suddenly on December 30 some item gets usurped by another item entirely. That’s the kind of embarrassment I can do without.

So without further ado, here are the top ten posts of my blog for this year.

#10. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/wherein-i-muse-about-masochism-through-the-medium-of-rapid-and-sustained-leg-movement/

One of my more recent posts, this one dealt primarily with the lessons I learned from learning how to run, what I’m capable of, and how far I have to go. Through the rest of the winter, it will be very tempting to put it off entirely, but hopefully I will come back to this post and guilt myself into sticking with it as best I can until some kind of group run thing happens again.

#9. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/about/

Okay, what is even up with this? Not that I mind people attempting to learn more about me, but I would have hoped something cooler like Grocery Shopping Adventures would have been up here. Oh well, such is life.

#8. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/am-i-troy-davis/

I wrote this post fairly soon after Troy Davis’ execution. I believe it was an important experience for me to watch this story as it developed. Not necessarily because I think he was innocent. Truthfully, that had little to do with it, but the mere exposure to it all helped me crystallize my own thoughts on capital punishment, and as the months went on, our entire retribution-based justice system. We as a country have a long way to go.

#7. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/movie-review-conan-the-barbarian/

This was my first movie review on this blog, and it’s kind of sad that it remains the most popular, because it wasn’t even a very good movie. Drive was much better. I think my review of Drive was a better review too. Oh public, why you so fickle?

#6. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/a-response-to-why-does-america-have-so-many-peter-pan-men/

This is a post I like a lot as a concept, rather than as a specific example of something I’m proud to have written. I think I should attempt more counter-blogging in 2012.

#5. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-savage-pitch-of-conan/

What the hell is wrong with you people? My crappy Conan/Baseball crossover fan fiction got more views than the actual review of the movie. It got more views than my About page. Sigh…

#4. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/time-to-blog/

My very first post on this blog, so it actually makes sense that a bunch of views would happen. I’ve fallen spectacularly short on the promises I made that day, but I still think they were good promises. No real intention of living them out in 2012, but I’ll keep up the blogging nevertheless.

#3. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/

Yes, the home page is #3. I don’t even know what to think of that.

#2. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/pudding-face-is-horrible-and-needs-to-die/

A wonderful example of how blogging about something that gets a lot of searches will get you a lot of views. This page has more views than #4 and everything below that combined. I stand by the sentiment espoused in this post 100%; it was just a terrible terrible idea. As of this posting, that page is the first result if one Googles pudding face horrible, and among the first 10 results if you just Googles pudding face.

#1. https://ajbulldis.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/svedka-i-dont-want-your-vodk-or-your-robot-women/

And this is an even better example. Like it’s pudding face brother, this page is also one of the first results should one Google svedka robot. I know it means nothing other than a good choice of searchable words on my part, but I’m still kind of proud of it.

So that is that I guess.

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