It’s always interesting to me to see which posts take off and which ones, umm… don’t. It’s also helpful for me because it gives me a little clue about what readers want to read about, though I never let statistics dictate topics I choose to write about. That’s not how I operate. This year there were a couple of surprises.
Here’s my list of the top five posts (readership-wise) at Nancy’s Point during the last year (September to September).
- When a Cancer Billboard Is Offensive. This one was a big surprise to me. I had no idea my outrage and ensuing rant would resonate with so many. This post was hands down the top post this year as far as readership numbers go. I was very moved by all the shares, tweets and re-tweets which resulted in Mayo Clinic Health System swapping out the offensive sign. They contacted me and actually made the change pretty quickly. Again, thank you for the support. Social media definitely can have an impact.
- Should A Cancer Patient Shave Off the Hair and If So, When? One of my earliest posts and one that I had a hard time pushing that publish button for, not because of the word content, but because of the photo content. This one continues to get lots of views, so I’m glad I did push that button way back when.
- How Long Do I Have to Look Like This? Another chemo and hair loss post that just goes to show I’m not the only one who thinks chemo induced hair loss totally sucks and is a big deal!
- Ten Reasons the Pink Ribbon Has Lost Its Appeal – or Ten Things Wrong with the Pink Ribbon – I had to add to the list last year – Make that 13 Things Wrong with the Pink Ribbon.
- Things We Aren’t Supposed to Say About Mastectomies, Reconstruction and Breasts – which just goes to show you probably should go ahead and say some of those things you hesitate to say… I’m happy this one made the top five because it’s one of my personal favorites.
And speaking of personal favorites; mine this year would have to be: 10 Reasons Breast Reconstruction Is Not a Boob Job because it’s NOT a boob job!
For the second year in a row my top post in the grief/loss category was: Does Sending a Sympathy Card Really Matter? So yes, maybe it does.
Oh and the top “bombs” in case you’re wondering…and yes, this was a bit of a surprise to me.
My three posts on the mammography debate would qualify statistically speaking as flopperoos.
There you have it. The top posts and the bottom of the heap posts (readership-wise) from Nancy’s Point for the past year.
Do you have a favorite (or most helpful) post you’ve read at Nancy’s Point this year?
If you’re a blogger, pleases feel free to share a link to a favorite post you’ve written or one that’s been a bit of a surprise.