Writing by James – The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

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It’s the end of the year, so alongside the rest of the blogosphere, that means it is time for a retrospective look at my most popular posts of the year. For those of you who have taken the time to read my articles this year, guest posts or otherwise, a heartfelt thanks. I hope you found them useful and informative; I’ll do my best to make 2013 just as productive.

Now, without further ado, the Top 5!

#1 – RE: The Walking Dead – A call to Frank Darabont

When I first wrote this post, it was only intended to vent my own frustrations with the first season of the Walking Dead, but it seems that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. Luckily, my main issue with the series – not enough zombies! – has been answered.

#2 – Scribd – the wrong way to use Facebook personalisation

Unlike my rant at the Walking Dead, this was an article that had some substance beyond the personal. Scribd’s use of Facebook Instant Personalisation hit all the wrong notes and deserved to be pilloried.

#3 – Unfollowing those who don’t follow back? You just don’t get it…

Another rant, this time at the misconception of some Twitter users that you should only follow someone if they follow you back. Poppycock, I say! You should follow people who you think add value, not just for the sake of a followback.

#4 – What is… Groupon

Groupon has had a tough year and is no longer the poster-company for the IPO generation. For those of you who are still unsure of what Groupon is, and what the fuss is about, here’s a starter guide.

#5 – The album that saved my (musical) life

The Pixies truly did save my musical life! They are also a great example of how to use social media channels to reengage an audience, both new and old. Old in my case…

Thanks again, and see you in 2013.

Cheers, James

4 thoughts on “Writing by James – The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

  1. This is the first time I’ve stumbled across your blog but I can already tell it will be good for a Luddite like me! One of my personal new year’s resolutions was to use social media more, so thank you very much.

    As for the most popular posts, I suspect that ranting articles in general are more popular than regular ones. Even on my book blog, the rants are more popular than my book reviews!

    1. Carrie,

      Thanks. I’m glad you liked the post and, hopefully, found the articles useful. I work with digital marketing everyday as part of my work, so if you ever have any questions please contact me – I would be happy to help.

      I took a look at your blog too and I’m now following. It’s a great service that you’re offering; as an author myself, albeit a fledgling one, it’s brilliant to be able to get this kind of feedback and coverage.

      Hopefully speak in future.


  2. I may well do, thank you! I have a book complete, but it’s not yet self-published. I’ll let you know.

    An honest review is the only review worth having isn’t it? Good or bad. I would expect nothing more… 🙂

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