Darren Rowse from ProBlogger has suggested an interesting experiment, write a post with 7 links following this pattern (taken from his post):
- Your first post
- A post you enjoyed writing the most
- A post which had a great discussion
- A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written
- Your most helpful post
- A post with a title that you are proud of
- A post that you wish more people had read
Oddly enough, in his follow-up post (with his selection), he changed "your most helpful post" for "your most visited post ever". Maybe for him they are synonyms, but for me they are not: I will give 7+1 links.
- My first post: My first (real) post in mostlymaths.net is Backlog filling, because just after buying my domain the amount of things I had to do was really big... And didn't want a pause in the blog just after changing it.
- The post I enjoyed the most writing was 8 reasons for reinventing the wheel as a programmer, which also was my first wide read post: it hit Reddit, HackerNews and DZone in a very short span of time, raising more than 4k views in a day.
- A post with an interesting discussion: Quick PostScript programming tutorial didn't gather a great deal of attention when I wrote it, but it was visited quite often after it was in Reddit, where the discussion was really interesting (I learned a lot, at least)
- A post I would love to have written: This kind of feeling happens a lot of times with posts from Oscar Del Ben and Fabian Kruse, but for this post I'll choose Fabian's The more you procrastinate, the better you get at it, which as usual with his posts hits several ideas I have in my post idea incubator.
- My most useful post is probably How to germinate lemon seeds from the grocery store.
- The title I am most proud is (aside from 8 reasons...) 9 programming books I have read and somewhat liked. I know you have to sound strong in your titles... but this worked out :D
- The post I'd love more people had read (although it is not like no-one read it) is Life bookmarking and why it could change the way you learn. A life-logging oriented post.
- My most read posts are 8 reasons & 9 programming books, with a little difference from one to the other.