Since today is December 31, today Deuceology will present a yearly roundup, rather than a weekly one. I ran the bottom 10 earlier in the week. Today, here is the top 10 posts of the year. Hopefully you will remember some of them. Maybe a couple of them are new to you.
10. The tenth most viewed post of the year is Church Visit #4 from just a few weeks ago. My church visits, as a series, proved to be very popular.
9. Number nine was Random Thoughts On My 43rd Birthday. This surprises me because I began getting a lot more visits to my blog the month following this.
8. The 8th most viewed blog post in 2011 for the Deuceology blog was Church Visit #1. We are still searching and there are more to come. There will also be a follow-up series about the first year in our new church when we find it.
7. Lucky number seven was my non-guest post for Tamara Out Loud, For Crying @TamaraOutLoud. I submitted a guest-post to Tamara and was not accepted. This was my response. It caused Tamara to worry needlessly.
6. Number six in 2011 was Live In Your Church Today…Casey Anthony. This may have been my most controversial post on the top 10 list.
5. Moving into the top 5, Church Search Results. Folks were really getting into this church search.
4. The only post not written by me in the top 10 was Jon Stolpe’s I’m Dreaming Of A Stretched Christmas. Jon is a great friend of the blog.
3. The oldest post on the list is Relentless Pursuit Of Continuous Improvement. It is from all the way back in June. I had no idea what I was doing. Some say that I still don’t.
2. Number two, just missing out on number one, was My 10 Favorite Rock/Pop Christmas Songs. This is actually probably my least favorite on the list.
What made this next post Number 1??? Controversy? Subject matter? Biblical story? Let’s just say, just like they do in advertising, that sex sells. Number 1 out of the 237 posts that I’ve written this year is……………………….
There you have it. The top 10 posts of the year. Here’s hoping that 2012 is a fantastic year.
Which post do you think should have been number 1?
Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of The Weekly Roundup. While I love to have readers and comments on my posts, I have mixed feelings today. In a sense, I hope you’re too busy with Christmas and family activity to read my blog today. Then again, you may have some extra time while you’re hanging around. So, let’s get on with it.
The most viewed post of mine from the last week was My 10 Favorite Rock/Pop Christmas Songs. This would be fantastic, but I didn’t post this one this week. This one was posted back almost two weeks ago. It has climbed steadily and is now one of the post popular posts I have ever written.
Coming in right behind it was one that I actually wrote this week, Christmas Cynics.
Do You Have A Wonderful Life? generated some comments.
The post I was most disappointed in this week was possibly my favorite. Is There Any Christmas In Your Carol? did not do well at all. I’m not sure what happened with this one.
What’s happening over the next week here at Deuceology?
Merry Christmas tomorrow.
Anyone can have a Top 10 list. I’m going to share the 10 least viewed posts of the year on Monday.
Tuesday will bring what I learned through blogging this year.
On Wednesday, I’m going to share 5 questions I’m going to ask myself a lot in 2012.
Twitterfic Thursday will bring 140 Words about my goals for 2012.
Friday, I will share some more random thoughts.
Saturday, I will do a Yearly roundup. Here is where you will see my top 10 posts of the year.
I made the mistake of only including five Christmas movies in my list a few days ago. That didn’t really do my list of Christmas movies justice. I won’t make that mistake with my list of favorite rock and pop Christmas songs. So, in no particular order, here are my favorites.
Please Come Home For Christmas. When I say I like this song, it has to be The Eagles version. Aaron Neville’s version doesn’t cut the mustard.
The Christmas Song. This one has to the Nat King Cole’s version of the Velvet Fog’s, Mel Torme, greatest song. On a side note, Nat King Cole recorded this three times. The 1961 version is considered the standard.
Christmas Wrapping. Not the Spice Girls version. No, this one has to be the original by The Waitresses from the early 80′s. I was introduced to The Waitresses through the TV show Square Pegs. Who remembers that show?
Wonderful Christmastime. McCartney is my favorite Beatle. No surprise that his Christmas tune would show up on my favorite list.
The Little Drummer Boy. For this one, I mean the Bing Crosby and David Bowie version. It’s a little weird, but it works.
River. Sarah McLachlan sings a tenderly, sad version of this song that is a staple every year in my Christmas tunes.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? I was in high school when this song came out. In fact, I was junior in high school and this song was superior to We Are The World, which tried to mimic the Brits attempt at solving world hunger.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings. Barenaked Ladies and the aforementioned Sarah McLachlan do a wonderful fun version of this song.
Merry Christmas, Darling. No one can sing a melancholy Christmas song like Karen Carpenter.
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home). U2. That is all that is needed for this song.
What Pop or Rock Christmas songs would you include that I have left off of this list?