That’s you, remember?
Since the Holiday Season is upon us, and we all have better things to do than read blogs, I thought I would go ahead and shut things down for the year. And what better way to go out than with a recap of what you found notable in 2006?
So, let’s take an unscientific look at the year’s most popular Copyblogger content, as determined by your comments, links and bookmarks:
The series that launched the blog, Copywriting 101 is designed to get you up and running with the basics of writing great copy in ten easy lessons. The two most popular installments?
Which leads us to…
It’s obvious you all understand the importance of headlines and blog post titles, so there’s no wonder that this was a popular 8-part series. While the 10 and 7 fill-in-the-blank headline formula posts got the most attention, it’s important to understand why certain headline structures work, right?
One more on headlines, specifically about specificity.
I also talked about structure, bullets, subheads and closings, but when it came to specific elements of a piece of writing, you were into the opening the most. Which is good, since it’s the most important thing after the headline.
I did a whole series on this, but this post seemed to do better (likely because I had more subscribers at the time).
After you read that post, you might want to read this one for the rest of the story.
I love this post, because you really loved it.
In this case, it’s not about you. Really.
A bit of a humorous approach to keeping your writing on track, this post also caused a kerfuffle when it became the catalyst for a plagiarism scandal involving the venerable UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
You also seem to dig “famous people posts.”
Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Aristotle received the attention they rightly deserve, and Plato and Prince did OK as well. Owen Wilson received a luke-warm reception, and Cameron Diaz got what she had coming.
And the 2006 winner is…
On a blog about writing compelling content, the post that received by far the most collective comments, links, Delicious bookmarks and Digg votes is… a collection of links.
It’s things like this that keep my ego well in check.
I really would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has listened to me ramble on this year. Without you, this blog would consist of me muttering to myself, and I already do plenty of that in real life (usually when I’m trying to come up with an idea for a post).
Enjoy the holidays, cherish the ones you love, and plan on accomplishing more than you think you can in the coming year.
It’s going to be an interesting one.