I received an update from WordPress about my stats for the year this morning, and was inspired to have a look at the top posts on this blog in various categories.
I hope you found some of these useful or entertaining, or discover them anew today!
Top Five Word short cuts posts
1 What to do if your comment boxes go tiny in Word – written over a year ago and still going strong
2 How to put text in alphabetical order in Word – a relatively new post but gaining momentum
3 Customising Track Changes – the most popular of the series I did on Track Changes
4 What to do if my comment boxes are running right to left – ah, those comment balloons!
5 Working with Track Changes in a document – recent and helpful to clients and visitors
Top Five Troublesome Pairs
1 On route or en route – still going strong with more hits every week!
2 Yours or yours; your or you’re – people still get it wrong, though …
3 Comparative or comparable – hits every week!
4 Themself or themselves - always a tricky one
5 Asterisk or Asterix – I wrote this for a giggle although it was based on a real example
Top Five business-related posts
1 What is transcription? – related to what I do rather than straight business but very popular
2 What is copy-typing? – I don’t do much of this, but people certainly search for it!
3 Proofreading as a career – I’m glad I wrote this as I do get asked and people obviously want to know!
4 Is it actually worth the stress? – inspired by a friend who has gone on to flourish!
Top Five small business chats
1 Dick Margulis – editing and book production. He put a link on his blog and talked about it …
2 Liz Light – a local person so local Tweeters picked this one up
3 Liz Broomfield – who, me? Blush!
4 Lindsay McLoughlin – we proofreaders know how to spread the word online, don’t we!
5 Tammy Ditmore – and the editors do, too!
Top Five posts overall
1 On route or en route – OK, sometimes I do slightly tire of this one. I should be grateful, I know.
2 What to do if your comment boxes go tiny in Word – made me realise my blog could be popular
3 What is transcription? – you can’t assume people know what you do!
4 How to put text in alphabetical order in Word – did you realise you could do it automatically?
5 What is copy-typing? – see 3!
Bottom Five, unloved posts
1 What I did in July – to be fair, from last year. But I don’t bother with these now as they’re not popular
3 Be careful: literally – I did think this would get more views … people don’t like the more ranty posts, though
4 Test match … special – limited interest or just misguided?
5 Stationery or stationary – this does surprise me