It’s time for reflection on 2015 while planning for the upcoming year.
It was a busy year on this site with a redesign, lots of new content and the launch of #EditorTherapy chat.
My internship and job posts are consistently popular, and I hope they’re showing you that there are a ton of fabulous media opportunities out there.
This post highlights my five most popular posts of 2015. These are the five posts that garnered the post page views this calendar year.
There’s no need to wait any longer! Here are my most popular posts of 2015.
This post is an absolute mystery to me. I wrote it in 2013 to assist students in my public relations writing class with an assignment. It has been the most popular post on this site since, with most readers finding the post through search.
The popularity of this post (and others on this list) prove that many people are searching for basic information on important topics.
My second most popular post has three things in common with the first.
- It also was written in 2013.
- It also was written for a class, this time it was to help media writing students identify story ideas.
- It also is what I consider basic, yet helpful, information.
The great thing about the story ideas post is that I can use it as handout and discussion point each time I teach a writing class. It keeps me from spending an entire class lecture or two discussing news values and finding ideas. In a different way, I find this post just as helpful as my readers do.
My third most popular post of 2015 is one I wrote for me.
I also wrote this post in 2013. Apparently I produced some great, lasting content that year.
I wrote the post to remind myself of the benefits of reading and to justify my crazy reading habit, after having read like 260 books in two years.
Is it possible that I also write the fourth most popular post of 2015 in 2013? What was I eating that year that resulted in the production of such great content? I need to revisit my habits that year in a serious way.
The popularity of this post on editing your own writing seems like a no brainer to me. As the post reads:
If editing other people’s work is challenging, editing your own writing is downright painful.”
My goal with this post was to assist readers with the difficult task of self editing.
If you just read the quote, you’ll understand why it was the foundation of the fifth most popular post of 2015.
I wrote this post in 2014, then it went crazy with reads through StumbleUpon.
It seems a lot of people relate to the quote. I certainly do.
There they are, the five most popular posts on this site in 2015. I hope you enjoyed them when you first read them or are enjoying them now. Thank you for your continued readership and support. I’m excited to see what we can learn from each other next year.