I checked Google Analytics to see what my most popular posts of ’11 were, and thought I’d put them all on one page for you.
The Paleo posts were by far the most popular this year, accounting for more than half of the top 10.
- The Paleo Experiment: My 30 Day Summary. The most often viewed post of the year was my quick recap of going Paleo for a month.
- Paleo Flour and Other Sundry Substitutes. I was surprised at the popularity of this post, since it didn’t have a lot of recipes and only a few links…but it’s hard not to want to eat Paleo muffins, so I get it.
- How to Lose Weight While Sitting On Your Ass & Eating Ice Cream. Well, who doesn’t want to know how to do that?! This piece was based on my own true story.
- My Top 5 Quick and Easy Meals: Paleo Style. I was surprised at the popularity of this, too, as my ideas of hastily put together meals don’t really seem special.
- My Whole30 Recap. I think taking pictures of all my meals increased interests in these posts.
- Eat This! The Ultimate Food Resource Guide. A compilation of my favorite food blogs and resources. It needs updating, so this may be a good project for 2012.
The next most popular type of posts was my BJJ posts, specifically BJJ DVD reviews. Interestingly enough, it was the two beginner DVDs I reviewed which were most popular.
- DVD Review: The White Belt Bible – Jiu Jitsu in Theory and Practice was the most popular. (The DVD is available from the Roy Dean Academy.)
- BJJ DVD Review: A Road Map for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Stephen Kesting was next on the list.
Finally, my next three most popular posts were pretty random.
- What Are Your SEO Questions? This was the biggest surprise of all, that this was such a popular post, since nobody asked any questions.
- My Vibram Five Fingers. Another surprise, because this piece was written in 2010! I will admit I’ve since moved on to New Balance Minimus–perhaps a different post!
- 7 Alternatives to Pandora. I don’t typically blog about music, but this one was a hit! Apparently other people were running out of free time on Pandora, too. I’m pretty sure the service is now unlimited…but not positive, since I’ve moved on to Spotify.
It looks like many of you guys reading this are interested in Paleo food, very beginner BJJ, free music and nice footwear…and perhaps even in SEO, though you don’t know what to ask.
That concludes the top ten posts of 2011! Tomorrow, I might dive into some survey results.