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Posted By Stacey Roberts 22nd of December 2014 Community Discussion 0 Comments

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So last week we went right through the top five posts on ProBlogger 2014 in each of the categories of monetization, creating content, social media, writing, and general tips. Some of them were surprising, but most weren’t – good advice is good advice, after all! I know a lot of you have seen real results from making these changes to the way you work.

So what we wanted to know was – what is the most popular post on your blog this year? Can you see why it was popular? And more importantly – what can you learn from it that will help you for your content next year? Is it a topic you can find a new angle on? Something you can update for your readers? Something you can turn into a series, an eBook, an eCourse? Is it a topic you enjoyed writing about? Is there a way you can repackage it, say as an audio file or a slideshare? The possibilities are endless, and having information you know your readers already resonate with is a great place to start.

So link up your most popular post in the comments and share it with the ProBlogger community. If you read one you love, tweet it to your friends and followers. I can’t wait to see all the different genres everyone covers.

Stacey is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama (cat pictures welcome!).

About Stacey Roberts
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama, follow on Pinterest for fun and useful tips, peek behind the curtain on Instagramand Snapchat, listen to her 90s pop culture podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.
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  1. “How to Set up an Auction Site like eBay” http://www.wpdailythemes.com/plugin/set-auction-site-like-ebay/ was one of our most popular articles.

  2. http://reasontouse.com/phone/oneplus-one-camera-performance-review-with-sample-pictures/

    As a tech blogger, this was my most popular post. The reasons were that a) it was about a current gadget and b) it had lots of pictures and help for people.

    The key is, you offer help to people, they will like it.

  3. For me, it was this one:

    1 Simplistically Simple Way to Simplify Your To-Do List (Hint: It Involves the -P-)

    http://newinternetorder.com/simplify-your-to-do-list/

    1200 shares and counting. :)

  4. My most popular post was:

    http://aetherbound.net/blog/2013/10/7/faith-and-friends-will-always-help-you-through-the-tough-times

    In my blogging and as host of ZEN commuter on iTunes and Stitcher I talk about ways to live joyfully. The world is so peaceful and calm when you teach your mind and spirit to look for the light.

    Thanks to all you others who posted your favorites. Darren was right on target. All this info is great!

  5. Lenka says: 12/24/2014 at 7:41 am

    Hi,

    My most popular blog post is about overcoming writer’s block. It seems to have helped a few writers move forward when they were stuck.

    http://newlondonwriters.com/2014/11/29/writers-block-be-gone/

    Hope it helps some more writers out there! :-)

  6. My most popular blog post was Vegan Dream Dinner Destination: http://twocoffeecups.com/vegan-dream-dinner-destination/

    Put it together on a whim as I was wishing to revisit the outdoor dining with attitude in Mexico City.

  7. My most popular post was – http://www.wpkube.com/wordpress-handbook/

    It has become a great resource for bloggers who are just getting with WordPress. The post is a collection of best resources including blogs, hosting, plugins, themes, etc.

  8. My most popular post, was one I wrote for new small business owners. I started as a technician turned business owner. This post shares some of the things I learned.

    http://www.brianmininger.com/tips-for-new-business-owners-what-i-wish-someone-had-told-me/

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  9. My most popular post of the year was:

    WHY HAVE MORE KIDS?

    It all stemmed from this question from a reader: “I don’t want to offend anyone but why do people keep having more kids if they are already exhausted with 1 or 2 they do have?”

    Click through to read:
    http://jessconnell.com/why-have-more-kids/

  10. such a great idea
    thanks to you, I have discovered so many interesting posts, blogs and people.

    My most popular post was:

    http://dushonok.com/2013/07/01/diy-doily-embellished-shirt/

    I like DIY, especially than it comes to fashion. I also like photography, and I think this post reflects both of my passions well. My readers share the same passions, and I guess that’s why this post is my most popular post of the year.
    In the next year I will definitely take more pictures and make more DIY projects!

  11. Well written article, with proper grammatical skills and proper way of writing + superb visual way to describe post. Hats off to you author. I m glad to see such good authors on one of my favourite blogs.A must have boormarked site for blogger.

  12. My highest traffic post is attached below.

    I think it did so well because, besides a scan-able layout & nice visuals that I always aim for, it (a) includes a list and (b) was shared by a particularly influencial reader.

    In a nutshell it talks about the importance of exposing yourself to things that will feed the ‘calling’ in your life… That will move you closer to fulfilling that thing that ‘you’re made to do’.

    http://aimlong.ca/2014/09/17/feed-the-call/

    Merry Christmas all!

  13. I’ve made an interview with an enterpreneur and a make-up stylist that proved to be most popular for my english readers :) Maybe you’ll like it too: http://taleofthegreat.com/interview-lera-silk-stylist

  14. My most popular post is http://www.androidetective.com/772/zero-launcher-apk-latest-version-free-download with title “ZERO Launcher APK Latest Version Free Download”

    Visited by over 55000 people in a month now receiving around 600-900 visits each day.

    Regards!

    • The stats look unbelievable… ARe you sure this article of yours generated this much traffic organically or from some referrer or social?

  15. i had four that almost tied, they were within 500 page views of each other, with the fifth most popular being a few thousand behind. One of those most popular is from 2008! (Still relevant though)

    My most popular is the starting post of a five part series comparing the top 5 template tools for Node.js, a popular web development platform: http://www.bearfruit.org/2014/01/20/node-js-template-showdown-5-options-compared/

    The exercise of doing this research showed me a few things, one being that one of my top posts is outdated and needs to be revised. I also realized Tuesday’s and Wednesdays are the hottest days for my site. Thanks!

  16. Sorry if this is a duplicate post (I can’t find my original) My most popular post this year unexpectedly went viral multiple times and was republished on a couple other sites. It’s called: The broader economic impact of donating your art. At last count there were around 70 comments and over 30k facebook shares. And thank you for this forum to share! Lots of interesting posts! http://katevrijmoet.com/blog/broader-economic-implications-donating-your-art/

  17. Thanks for the opportunity to post about our posts, Darren. This post – Seven Powerful Public Speaking Lessons from “Mad Men” – generated a lot of comments and was also selected by Prezi as one of their favourite public speaking posts of 2014: http://wp.me/pwfa1-2Qh

    Cheers and all the best for 2015!

    John

  18. Despite putting a real effort into growing our long-form, editorial content, our top two posts this year, from both a general traffic and social media standpoint, were list-style posts.

    Our most visited was part of our 2014 Oktoberfest coverage, “8 More German Beer Festivals that Rival Oktoberfest”: http://www.departful.com/2014/04/8-german-beer-festivals-rival-oktoberfest/

    Our most shared post written in 2014 was a short overview of Freeport Bahamas: http://www.departful.com/2014/07/freeport-bahamas-travel/

    I find the success of both somewhat baffling when compared alongside other content produced but I’ll take the traffic and the learning that comes along with it. Happy Holidays!

  19. What a great idea! I’m loving reading through everyone’s successes.

    My most popular post was also about celebrating the successes. With a new blog, I wrote about hitting and recognizing those first small milestones at: A Great Week for Online Passive Income Journey

  20. DrewryNewsNetwork has an array of popular posts, ranging from restaurant reviews, to vegetable juicing threads, and a tid bit of health and fitness advice.

  21. I write a blog about Doctor Who. My most popular post was the story about when I met Doctor Who and Clara by accident in Parliament Square!

    http://anadventurethroughtimeandspace.com/2014/08/23/a-once-in-a-lifetime-surprise-in-parliament-square-london-22-august-2014/

    I am a 9 year old blogger and it was my best post of 2014, and the best day of my life!

  22. Cool feature. My most popular article is about the general history of graphic design. You can check it out here: http://tomasantunes.com/blog/the-history-of-graphic-design/

  23. While I wish one of my more thought-provoking posts was my most popular post, it was this one: http://ohmrstucker.com/how-to-slow-cooked-pork-shoulder-ribs/ It has more eyes on it every day than any other post. I can’t blame folks, cause, RIBS!

  24. Hey.

    Your posts kept me entertained for couple of hours now, and I found some of them really useful. Influenced by the great read I decided to share my popular post too;): http://janebrown.org/believe-in-yourself/

    It is about believing in yourself, what you are and what you do; about finding the courage to do what you need to do to change your life; and 3 easy steps how to build your belief. I hope you`ll find it somewhat useful. Take care.

  25. My most popular post was sharing the scripts to TV pilots including Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Sopranos:

    http://goodinaroom.com/blog/tv-pilot-scripts/

  26. I do a list every week of the frugal things I have done the past week. One of my frugal list is the most popular. Here it is:
    http://vickieskitchenandgarden.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-frugal-list-for-week-122114.html

  27. My most popular post this year was about a bridal shower question game. It actually peaks a few months before wedding season really hits and then drops back down a little bit. Still working on figuring out how to keep people around the blog after they find these posts, that will be one of the things I work on in 2015. http://chrystinanoel.com/2012/06/07/ideas-for-bridal-shower-question-game/

  28. Hi Darren,

    Happy New Year and thanks for inviting us to share – a little hard to say which is my most popular post as I’ve spent the last month or so moving my site from a free wordpress to my stand alone website.

    In the past the below as the most popular:
    http://www.travellingfrenchies.com/blog/parc-national-de-port-cros-france
    I think it is because it is a National Park that not many people outside of France know about and it is amazing.

    2nd popular post is probably:
    http://www.travellingfrenchies.com/blog/amsterdam-nemo-and-kinetic-sand
    I think it is the title that probably has attracted the most attention – I noticed with slightly more quirky titles I get more visitors so will be doing more of this in 2015!

    Would love your comments/feedback on my website and blog as I now look towards some niche affiliate programs.

  29. My most popular post of 2014 was

    http://ohtoptens.com/funniest-autocorrect-fails-of-all-time/

    Got over 3000+ pins and 1600+ likes on pinterest

  30. My most popular post for the year (considering I only started blogging 6 weeks ago) was Part 2 of The Story of Alexander – a heartfelt post about the birth of my son and the first part of his extended stay in NICU. I’m not quite sure why Part 2 was more popular than Part 1 but it will be interesting to see how popular the next instalment is.

    http://www.perfectenoughforus.com/2014/12/the-story-of-alexander-part-2.html

  31. Most of my blog posts were on the LinkedIn Publishing platform in 2014 but my biggest post was around a topical (at the time) look at Facebook Entering the Dark Web and blew me away with over 78,000 views and 654 shares.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141103202435-98377657-social-network-facebook-ironically-offers-anonymity?trk=mp-reader-card

  32. Hi Everyone!
    Really good post! It is interesting to see all the best performing blog posts from you guys. Also a very good way to learn what works and performs well. Thanks for the post and all who have shared.

    I have a watch blog and my most popular blog post was a guide for people looking to buy their first Rolex watch.

    http://www.top10watches.org/buying-your-first-rolex/

    It was shared very well, especially on FB vhere it got “mini viral” :-)

    Wishing you all a fantastic 2015!

  33. My post popular post of the year (and all time) was a trip I took to see the a Festival of Lights called Santa’s Ranch. If you would like, you can see the trip report here: http://www.adventureswithbg.com/2014/12/trip-report-santas-ranch-videos.html.

  34. Hello and Happy New Year! This is my third day with problogger. I am still learning trying to get my way around. Well I like to share my blog that had over 1200 hits in 3 days on Christmas. It is called A Christmas Blog – Time to Share http://www.wofoclub.com/a-christmas-blog-time-to-share/

    I started ‘Diary of a NOOB Blogger’ about two weeks before Christmas. Its journal I wrote as I gain experience as a blogger. I have published three blogs about my journal on website. This is the latest journal
    http://www.wofoclub.com/the-noob-blogger-continues-the-journey-contents-and-niche/
    Feel free to comment and enjoy.
    All the best!
    Nora

  35. Hello guys,

    I have started my blog 5 months ago and can’t say which one was popular in 2014.

    But, My first 3500+ blog post is doing well.

    How To Stay Popular in blogging world – http://knowkalpesh.in/blog/how-to-stay-popular-in-the-blogging-world

  36. My incredibly moving tribute to Warrior Forum brought out feelings of love and togetherness in my readers.

    http://thecontentbloke.com/banned-warrior-forum/

  37. Nice Sir…….

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