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Books LIVE’s Top Ten Posts of 2013

Tutu Laughing

“Top posts” lists are always weighted toward the first half of the year – simply because the longer an article has been published, the more time it’s had to accrue traffic – but are intrinsically interesting nonetheless, if only because of the seeming randomness within the patterns.

Here, then, are Books LIVE’s top posts of 2013 – crowned by two of my favourite South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Desmond Tutu. Long live, gentlemen, long live!

General posts

The 2013 blog posts from our news feeds that attracted the most traffic this year.

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Posts from the Books LIVE community

Once again, Helen Moffett comes up trumps, with her follow-up to 2012′s top post, which went almost as viral as the original. Long live, Helen, long live! (Explore the full Books LIVE community here.)

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Top deleted community post of 2013

Why O Why does Sven delete his posts? The ghost URL associated with the post below is still generating enough hits to put it in the top ten. Sigh.

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Community blog with the highest traffic acceleration in 2013

She started with almost no traffic this year – and has taken her blog into the top ten, traffic-wise, in the entire Books LIVE community. Nice work!

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Controversial community post which unaccountably didn’t make it into the Top Ten

Perhaps because it was published later in the year – or perhaps because only community members were interested in it, as opposed to the general reading public.

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone – thanks for making 2013 a special one at Books LIVE. See you t’other side of January 1st!

- Ben-Editor

 

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