It's a Flashback Friday, which reminds me that I left off the series of retrospectives of the previous year's blogging with Flint Water Crisis for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News where I made the following program note.
That concludes the retrospectives of the forty most read entries posted during the past blogging year. The next one planned should be about the entries with the most comments and likes and shares on social media. Stay tuned.That was two months ago. It's long past time I resumed, especially since this is the next to last entry I have planned for the series.
One of the two most commented on entries of the sixth year of this blog is a rare repeat champion, Science fiction speaks to our current anxieties from August 3, 2014. It tied for most commented on entry for the fourth year of the blog with eight comments. It repeated as the the most commented on entry of the fifth year of this blog with 46 more comments. It tied for first again with 14 more comments left during current blogging year for a total of 68 comments. The bad news is that all of those were the result of battles with persistent and recurring spammers. The good news is that post retains its title as the most commented on entry in the history of the blog.
The other entry that tied for most commented on during the past month was Hundreds protest Trump in Willow Run for the Ides of March from March 16, 2017. Here's what I wrote about it in The resistance for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
Hundreds protest Trump in Willow Run for the Ides of March from March 16, 2017 did not make the top forty, falling short with 799 page views according to the raw counter as of March 20, 2017. However, it was the most commented on entry actually posted during the sixth year of the blog and the most commented on for March 2017 with 14 comments, so it earned an honorable mention in this retrospective. It maxed out its page views at 880, 992 according to the raw counter, on April 14, 2017. Infidel 753 shared the link at Crooks&Liars, attracting 398 page views from that link alone. It was the third most read entry of March and the most read actually posted during the month with 843 page views, 894 according to the raw counter, at the end of the month.I like being an environmentalist by recycling and reusing. It reduces my energy expenditure, so I don't refuse to blog.
Follow over the jump for the entries that got the best responses on Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.
The entry that earned the most pluses on Google+ last year was Katy Perry roars for Hillary Clinton from November 8, 2016, which I already partially reviewed in Entertainment and the election for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
Katy Perry roars for Hillary Clinton from November 8, 2016 earned an honorable mention by receiving the most pluses on Google+ of any post from last year with eleven. It was the fifth most viewed entry posted during the month with 320 page views according to the raw counter. It continued to attract readers, ending the year with 429 page views, again according to the raw counter. I'll have more on this entry when I post about comments and likes for the past year.I have two things to add. First, it earned the most pluses of any entry on Google+ during November. This is obvious, but necessary for completeness. Second, it earned its pluses by people making negative comments, so it wasn't really liked. Still, it did get the most attention, so it landed on top, liked or not.
As for an entry that actually was genuinely appreciated on Google+, I submit Michigan Green candidates from the bottom of the ballot to the top from August 13, 2016. It earned ten pluses from uniformly positive comments at the Green Party communities on Google+. In retrospect, I should have included it in Minor parties for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News. Here's what I wrote about the entry in Best August so far and other monthly meta.*
The most liked on Google+ during August was "Michigan Green candidates from the bottom of the ballot to the top" from August 13, 2016 with 11 pluses earned from being shared on the Green Party communities on Google+. It ended the month with 194 page views, 222 page views, 44 of them within one day of the Green Party of Michigan sharing it on their Facebook page. I also shared at Kunstler's blog. While I officially have it as the second most read entry from August and 5th overall, it jumped up to 3rd overall on the last day of the month.On the one hand, the entry continued to gain readers, ending the year with 362 raw page views. On the other, it lost a plus, taking it out of a tie with Katy Perry roars for Hillary Clinton. I'm used to the default page views declining over time, but not the pluses on Google+. Maybe someone deleted the comment or share or was banned from the community. Whatever.
I mentioned that I linked to the entry in a comment to Burning Down the House at Kunstler's blog, so this is what I wrote about it.
"As the certified lesser of two evils" K-Dog, you missed two obvious slogans that riff on this very theme. Let me help you. First, Jill Stein's slogan is "Time To Reject The 'Lesser Evil' & Stand Up For The Greater Good." I did my part to help her message along when I reported on Michigan Green candidates from the bottom of the ballot to the top. As for Cthulhu, his campaign slogan has always been "Why settle for the LESSER Evil?"
Speaking of prehistoric sea monsters, the most saved entry on Pinterest last year was Infidel 753 and I talk fossils from September 7, 2016. It ended the blogging year with the pin saved 82 times. It was also the most saved pin during four different months, November 2016, December 2016, February 2017, and March 2017. The post has two other distinctions. It was the second most commented on entry posted during the most recently completed blogging year with 12 comments and was in first place until the last week of the reporting period. It was also the sixth most read entry of September 2016 and the fifth most read actually posted during the month with 227 default and 375 raw page views. It ended the year with 484 raw page views.
Three other entries deserve mention for their activity on Pinterest. The first is Star Wars Drinks for Star Wars Day from May 4, 2015, which was the most saved pin in June, July, August, and October. It had been saved 51 times since I gave it a new preview image last year, making it the back catalog champion on Pinterest for the year. The other post from the back catalog to earn a spot was Drink recipes for July 4th from Tipsy Bartender, which was the most pinned during April and May 2016. Pinners like drinks!
The last post with a lot of pins was For Winter Solstice 2016, the Archdruid and I discuss Discordianism and fake holidays from December 21, 2016. I'll be a good environmentalist and recycle what I wrote about the entry in Holidays for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
For Winter Solstice 2016, the Archdruid and I discuss Discordianism and fake holidays from December 21, 2016 earned an honorable mention, as its pin was the second most saved from the blog on Pinterest last year with thirty-six saves, seventeen during January alone to make it the most saved on the image board for that month. In addition, Infidel 753 linked to it, although that was not enough to propel it into December's top ten.It was actually the second most saved pin from an entry posted during the past year, not the second most pinned overall, but that's why I revisited the post today, so I can correct the record.
I conclude with the most retweeted post on Twitter during the last year, Evan Rachel Woods on acting in Westworld from November 1, 2016. I figured out that's what it was when I wrote Entertainment for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
I called the "Westworld" fans enthusiastic. I first found that out when I posted Evan Rachel Woods on acting in Westworld from November 1, 2016. It ended the year with 996 raw page views to become the thirty-ninth most viewed entry of the 2016-2017 blogging year. It was also the only post in the top forty to make two consecutive monthly top tens. In November 2017, it came in seventh overall for the month and sixth among entries posted during the month with 261 default page views and 313 raw page views. It was also the most retweeted entry posted during November with 4 retweets. This might make it the most retweeted post of the past year. In December, it ended the month in fifth overall with 524 page views, earning 881 total raw page views over two months. I shared the post to the Westworld groups on Facebook and Google+ at the start of December, earning 494 default page views during the same 24 hours. Along with Post-election stress disorder, which I shared at the Coffee Party Facebook page, it helped attract 2,726 page views to the blog the first day of December. Here's to the "Westworld" fans still being enthusiastic when I start plugging the series for the Saturn Awards!They were, as 'The Walking Dead' vs. 'Westworld' at the 2017 Saturn Awards was the third most read entry of May 2017 with 1627 default and 1712 raw page views, but that's a story for next year.
I have one more retrospective planned in this series, top posts from the back catalog. Stay tuned.
*That was the last monthly retrospective I've posted. I plan on resuming them in either July or October, when I will need them to boost page views.
Previous retrospectives about comments and likes.
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- Comments and likes for the fourth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Comments and likes for the fifth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Happy Persian New Year and Happy Birthday to Twitter and this blog
- Statistics for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- John Oliver: Top posts for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Michigan recount for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Minor parties for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Entertainment and the election for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Holidays for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Gerrymandering and other general politics for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Climate change for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Election leftovers for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Entertainment for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Flint Water Crisis for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News