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The five most popular Karavansara posts in 2015

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One of the frequent topics we bloggers debate here in the C Block of the blogsphere is how to gauge the success of a blog.


Hits are the standard measure – how many people visited the blog through the week, the month, the year.
Comments are also an important parameter – because they measure engagement… that is, how involved those visitors were with the contents of the blog.
And then there’s the most popular posts – because they give you an idea of what people like about your blog.

So, here’s the Top Five posts for 2015, the ones that got the most views…

. The Lost Flash Gordon
About the original animated Flash Gordon movie.
Just one of the posts I did this year about old animation – because I grew up with those cartoons.

. The Anti-Damsel Blogathon: Mrs Emma Peel
I took part in a number of blogathons in 2015, and I’ll start 2016 with another. I like blogathons, they are a great way to discover new blogs and to explore unusual topics. And the post about Emma Peel was a winner – unsurprisingly. You can’t fail with Emma Peel.

. An Eye for Detail: Fortunino Matània
Fortunino Matània was a giant of an artist, and it was a pleasure discovering his work. Apparently, I was not the only one appreciating his drawings.

. Writing a Lot: How I do It
Ah, a classic writing post, halfway between a collection of tips and some unashamed bragging.
I wrote a lot in 2016, and it looks like I’ll have to pick up my pace in 2016.

. Italian Style
This was really a surprise, to me – an impromptu post about national identity and genre fiction, it was the fifth most-read post of 2015. Apparently it struck a sensitive nerve.

And as a bonus, here’s the Top Ten Search Keys in 2015.

  1. karavansara
  2. tom selleck indiana jones
  3. leonard clark explorer biography
  4. writing prompt pictures
  5. impossible things
  6. ella maillart
  7. ray davies
  8. lady luck
  9. ancient greek curses
  10. lost world

And you?
What’s your favorite post of this year?
What have you been searching in Karavansara? And did you find it?

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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