This blog has seen its readership swell like a shoulder suffering from bursitis, like a river-sunk corpse, like me at Christmastime. (MMM COOKIES THEN BOURBON THEN COOKIES WHY PANTS NO FIT NOW FALL ASLEEP UNDER TREE ZZZZ) I mean, for real — in 2011, readership here almost quadrupled. I’m not sure if you’re here because you think the site is funny or offers wisdom or simply because you like when I make poop jokes and say “motherfucker,” but whatever the reason, I’m happy you’re here.
It’s always interesting to see which posts strike a chord and which don’t — which ones catch fire and go “viral” via sites like Stumbleupon or what-have-you. Most of these top posts of the year come from this year, which is cool. A few standbys from 2010 show up again (dang, that Beware of Writer post keeps popping up here and there), but most of these are from the last 12 months. Plainly, the “Lists of 25” posts are popular — I know some folks don’t like “list” blog posts, and to them I apologize. It’s just, lists are easily digestible online reading. You can read and skip and easily break a single post down into digestible snidbits. It also, for me, forces me to put more content in a given post. Each item needs to be packed with potent writer-flavored antioxidants, so (as with Twitter) it demands a certain brevity.
Anyway. Here, then, are the top 25 posts of the year here at jolly old terribleminds.
Thanks for coming by here, you silly little marmosets, you. I should ask:
What was your favorite post of the year?