Sunday Times Books LIVE Community Sign up

Login to Sunday Times Books LIVE

Forgotten password?

Forgotten your password?

Enter your username or email address and we'll send you reset instructions

Sunday Times Books LIVE

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.

~ ~ ~

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.)

~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~ ~

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!

~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~ ~

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


Please register or log in to comment