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10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

It will surprise no one that the most popular posts in 2015 on this blog were about writing and money. People are hungry for numbers, and they’re here. Fandom topics – Mad Max, Man in the High Castle, my tongue-in-cheek awards posts – also rated high.

Just missing the top 10 was the post on The Traitor Baru Cormorant. I was also pleased to see that the 2007 post Why Writing Colorblind is Writing White continues to rank in the top 15 for traffic year after year. Numbers are fun, but at the end of the day, you want to believe that what you’re writing makes a difference, and that one has been a go-to resource for writers for going on a decade here soon.

The blog’s been read by over 131,000 unique users, up from 125,000 last year. We’re also riding at about 789,000 pageviews. Was hoping to break a million, but we’ll save that for 2016, shall we?

Not bad for a blog that started out with a couple dozen visitors a day back on Blogger in 2004.

So, without further ado, here’s what you may have missed in 2015:

10) On Internet Bravery: This is Not Nazi-Occupied France, Folks

9) Thoughts on That Controversial Awards Announcement (my non-Hugo post! I’ll note the only times I wrote about the Hugos this year, I was PAID for it)

8) Life on 10,000 Words a Day: How I’m Hacking My Writing Process

7) Why You Should Be Watching The Man in the High Castle

6) The Future of Work is Here, and it Sucks

5) Some Honest Publishing Numbers and Almost Throwing in the Towel (dated last day of 2014, but I’ll count it, since it wouldn’t be able to make last year’s list)

4) The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery Will Not Be Moderated

3) Wives, Warlords and Refugees: The People Economy of Mad Max

2) The Cold Publishing Equations 

  1. What I Get Paid For My Novels: Or, Why I’m Not Quitting My Day Job (this title is also my mantra for 2015 and 2016)

Here’s to a sunny 2016, and the first essay collection compiled from the blog, launching May 31st! THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION releases simultaneously in ebook, paperback, and hardcover, but the hardcover printing is limited, so be sure to snap yours up.

My parents tell me they really will read this one, if only to make sure that I don’t say anything bad about them.

WE SHALL SEE.