I Must Confess…My Most Successful Post

Hey kids, how was your weekend?

I must confess I enjoyed a quick trip down to Sydney for a civilised hen’s high tea which was just the escape that I needed before spending the rest of the weekend with family. It was all very pleasant, especially the amazing weather we have been enjoying in NSW – how good was that?

But all good things do have to come to an end and we have now reached the start of another working week, which can only mean one thing – another round of I Must Confess!

This week’s prompt is easy – if you don’t have a confession of your own to share, link up your most successful blog post. I don’t mind whether you consider your post with the most views as your most successful. Or the post with the most comments. Or even the post that generally got people talking.


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Success means something different to everybody. For me, I could have included the post that has received the most ever page views (9,907 at last count), but I know that is due to the power of Pinterest more than me.

I could have gone with the post that received the most comments (130 comments) but that was due to the power of the giveaway rather than the power of my words.

Instead I have chosen a post from earlier this year that seemed to resonate with a lot of people at the time – a post that didn’t owe page views to links to other sites or owe comments to the conditions of a giveaway. With this post engagement was real.

I must confess, I hold up engagement as the real gauge of a blog’s success, rather than followers, page views or comments.

What do you think? What do you consider to be your most successful post and why?

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The Rules…

My Home Truths

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!


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12 Responses

  1. Zita says:

    The post I linked up today wasn’t quite my most popular in terms of comments or views but was certainly up there in my top 5. I chose it because it was one that I had been thinking about writing and wanted to write for some time…
    Zita recently posted..What??? Where???

  2. Well I’m making up for missing last week with a confession. As the blog is only a year old, I don’t think I really have a most successful post.

    Couldn’t agree more with the engagement but it depends on your target audience. Yes you need to give them a reason to be engaged but if all the emails I get are any indication there is a huge audience out there that like to ‘browse’ and don’t want to be seen as blog readers, especially when they are sometimes reading when they should be working.
    Mystery Case recently posted..Later than Late to the Party with a CONFESSION!

  3. I went with the most views – but it was interesting because of the 4 that were up there, none of them were ones I would have thought were popular – clearly, I have no idea what appeals to people….
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..First of the Month Fiction – September

  4. Tegan says:

    I picked one that has high views and has been pinned over 50 times in the last 2 months. It’s also a post that I love, and shows that Australian Journalists are actually capable of producing a balanced story.
    Tegan recently posted..My week according to Instagram

  5. I’m confessing about the Father of the Year nomination I wrote for my hubster on my blog today. The post with the biggest number of hits on my blog was a few photos of the flooding and torrential rain we experienced on the Australia Day weekend … http://redlandcityliving.com/wild-weather-weekend/. Really wish it was one of the posts I am really proud of but nah, seems the online world just wanted pictures and lots of them (that weekend anyways!)!
    Janet @ Redland City Living recently posted..Father of the Year

  6. Aroha says:

    I think that’s a great way to view success. I haven’t thought about it too much, or looked at stats, comments, etc. but now am curious, and will! I am confessing how excited I am to get away from my family! Mother of the year type stuff! 😉
    Aroha recently posted..I Must Confess : I Seriously Can’t Wait!

  7. Ness says:

    None of my posts are particularly ‘successful’ in the sense of generating comments or views. The one about Karen Carpenter seemed get more than usual, so I’ve gone with that.
    Ness recently posted..The Nerdiest Girl In The School

  8. My post with most comments is about the use of capital letters – it obviously helps a lot of people and is successful for that but is not one of the posts I am most proud of. And my most viewed post is also a technical post (explains brought vs bought!) but really short so I don’t count that as my most successful post either 🙂
    I confess I then struggled to think what is my most successful post then… I chose from my short list the one with most comments and views as it was hard to pick just one!
    Tash Hughes recently posted..Making your business dough creatively

  9. Well done with the 9,907 page views. That’s very impressive for readership of a blog, let alone for one post!

    Have linked up The Tunnel’s most popular post, which benefited heavily (I am fairly sure) from a retweet by author and anti-sugar guru, David Gillespie.

    Agree that it is hard knowing what will be popular with readers. Have made a note, however, to try to do a Karen Carpenter flood story some time real soon.
    Ed @ The Tunnel recently posted..Australia Needs Pony: Abbott labels Atlantic Jewel “an embarrassment”

  10. Jen Hale says:

    Oh…I posted my most “successful” as it was a book review I did voluntarily. I was really chauffed when the author sang my praises. Well…thank goodness someone did.
    Jen Hale recently posted..How To Play Election Dodgeball

  11. Lani says:

    I’ve only recently gotten into blog hops and the whole online community thing which has seriously boosted my readership. Before I was writing what was arguably more interesting stuff but no one really read it except my mum. Sob sob. Such is the blog learning curve… So, I just went with a popular one in terms of comments/views which happened to be a recent one on K Rudd’s abhorrent ‘PNG solution’…
    Lani recently posted..Si, no, gracias

  12. victoria says:

    so…which one was it?

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