Monday, 1 October 2012

Don't throw a 1 - Top 10 Posts

 As I'm nearing the 300,000 hits landmark I've been doing a little reminiscing, going back over on old posts and re-reading them. I was also looking at my blogs stats, top 10 posts of All Time, when I noticed something different, the number of hits on a certain post weren't the same? Today the number read 4509 but in the post section it read 6049? I'm not quite sure why this is being as the timeline is supposed to run from May 2008 to October 2012.

So in a complete act of Megalomania and self indulgence  I thought I'd bore you all to tears and list my Top 10 most visited posts!! 
Obviously in reverse order!

No 10

Scratch Built, Woodland Indian Longhouses Link from April 2011
I've got to admit I was very pleased with how these turned out, I must get around to building a few more scenic pieces.



No 9

King Harold's Standard , Link from Jan 2011. 
There are some beautiful Viking flags out there to buy, but my logic tells me, that Viking and Saxon flags wouldn't be as intricate as all that, so I went for the planer type of flag here. I think it works.



No 8

Beneath the Lily Banners 2, As short review, Link from June 2011
This damn set of rules has cost me tons of cash and painting time, as Fran often says, your boring people posting them figures all the time. Well up yours pal, I like 'em!


No 7

Salute 2011 Pt 2 The Rejects on tour. Link

The best and most expensive show in the UK, I'm not telling you how much I spent encase the Mrs reads this! I had a chat with Darrell, who'd forgotten his camera that day, his The Battle of Vernauil game can be seen below.


No 6

Viking Flags No 4. Link, from January 2011

More Flags!!!! The Rejects moan when I put these on, don't know why??




No 5

RP No 4 Danish Jydske Light Dragoons. Link, from Dec 2010
I'm really pleased these are in the top 10, they're the only actual painted figures that make it into the top 10. I guess its because they're a strange unit, not in the usual sphere of Napoleonic's. The figures belong to Postie  and are I believe the only unit of Danes he owns. Maybe one day he'll expand them?? The least commented on in my top 10, only 6 people and 2 of them's me!


No 4

Yes more flags, Viking Flags No 6. Link, from February 2011

I think this is my favourite Viking flag I made, it still gets at least 100 clicks a month!


No 3

Reasons to go to Wargames shows. Link from May 2011

This was just a fill-in post at the time but it makes it to the top 3???? It just proves all men love boobies! Tell me something I didn't know!!! 


No 2

Playing Favourites, Link, from January 2012

Another blog filler, but a very interesting one, giving away all your likes about wargaming. Many other bloggers joined in and played their favourites.


No 1

How to Build No 1, FIW Indian Longhouses. Link, from April 2011

Well the pics of them made No 10 and the How to is the No1, like I previously said I'm very pleased how these turned out. This post is always somewhere in my top 10 for the day and week, for instance, this week its had 122 visits already, I think mainly due to American Mums and Dads who have got to help their kids build a longhouse for a school project, and this post comes up quite high on google if you search for a help in building one.



So there you go, hope you enjoyed the post!

Ray

73 comments:

  1. Great posts and great flags Ray.

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  2. An impressive top 10 Ray. I think it was the Dark Age flags that drew me in to your trap!

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  3. Neat. I did like the longhouse projects and may well do one myself for a future 'Long Rifle'game. Thanks.

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    1. I'll look forward to your progress.

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  4. Some great posts there. Boobies FTW

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  5. Good idea to do a post like that one, what will be the top 10 when you doble the figure?

    Ian

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    1. I don't think anything's gonna topple the Longhouses.

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  6. Your longhouses get my vote. Super nice builds.

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  7. BOOBIES! I still have the naked elf as one of my best overall.. I smell a thesis for a masters degree coming on with this as a topic ;)

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    1. If you put a pair of boobs at the top of each of your posts, you'll get loads more visitors, sad but true!

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  8. Nice top 10 Ray, and boobies are good (when presented tastefully) :)

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  9. Impressive list Ray. Tutorials and boobies will always come on top. My fave is no10

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  10. Some how we are all suprised that "filler posts" get so much attention. (as I am sure this one will). I think my favorite post of yours was the 20 questions you and Fran released together. All the best Clint.

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    1. That was a good'un it surprised us both how viral it went.

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  11. Interesting post Ray, all great posts. I have been planning to do the same with my blog when I hit 200k

    John

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    1. I'll look forward to that post then John.

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  12. Very nice list Ray and I liked the longhouses material a lot(yes boobies too)!

    Christopher

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    1. I've got so many plans to make other FIW buildings, but no time to actually make them. :0(

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  13. Very impressive collection of posts

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  14. I always enjoy going through the blogger stats to see which posts are getting hits, and where readers come from. Someday I hope to have enough hits to make a post like this one worth while.

    Very interesting to go back, eh?

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    1. Thanks Adam, I'm sure you'll be there soon.

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  15. Great longhouses Ray, I can see why they would easily make the top 10

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  16. Strange how the numbers changed around like that. I'm surprised the boobies post didn't stay right there at number one! ha ha ha

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    1. Yeh, I can't work out why?? And boobies always win in the end!

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    2. I'm sure after this post, they will be right back at number one!

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  17. And here I thought I was doing well as I approached 25,000. I think my most visited post has as many hits in 6 months as one of your old posts does in a week.

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  18. Some wonderful posts there, you certainly have been wonderfully prolific this year.

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    1. Will have to slow down soon, although I've got around 8 more units already painted up ready to post, when I get the time.

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  19. Wonderful! For me, the n°10 is the n°1, the n°7 is the n°2, the n°4 is the
    n°3...am I clear? No...ok, ok, all those posts are great and impressive!

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  20. You have a great blog here, I'm not surprised it's popular! It's got everything: free flags, painted miniatures, wargame BATREP's and boobies!!!

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    1. I do try to spread the posts around a bit, it can get a little stale for you guys reading the same stuff all the time. And you can never have enough boobies!

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    1. I was waiting for that you gormless git!

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  22. Impressive posts in an impressive blog!
    Regards
    Bruno

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  23. I love looking back!! Thanks for sharing with us and congratulations on that huge milestone.

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    1. Thanks Mel, not quite there yet, I'll leave the celebrations till later(Fran said he'd buy me a pint!)

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  24. Very good post all of them. You have a very interesting blog!

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  25. I should be reading for a whole week...gosh this is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing Ray! :)

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    1. Thanks Thanos, The Housemartins Rock!

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  26. Gosh coming up on 300000 hits, jez you beforing a God. Great Top 10

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  27. Your posts are always high quality... looking forward to more. :)

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  28. Nice reminisce Ray, I too often check through my blog stats, it interesting finding which posts grab the most attention...

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  29. The number 3 was always my favourite and I visited it a number of times myself, not even enough yet, but not because of their chests, I was appreciating them for their minds, especially as can be seen reflecting from their attitudes, and taste in clothing and reading material, as well as knowing where to be that day. Just a great set of girls all around, so nice in many ways, and to be appreciated even more by looking again.

    It's only now with all the talk about it that I even really thought about that boob aspect in so many words, that is i f I remember correctly. The whole rest of that post was good too, but that was my favourite pic from it.

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    1. Glad to have you back in the blogesphere and thanks for the comment Sir!

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  30. I missed your Indian Loghouse post. Those look excellent, perfect for Muskets and Tomahawks. I'm going to help run the counter up on that post!

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  31. Congrats!

    And I would recommend using google analytics as its more consistent, IMO.

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  32. I don't know if I should tell you this Ray, but you were my number 1 post. That's right-Ray Rousell You're Going Down beat out my Boobies posts. You are bigger than Boobies Ray!!

    My suggestion then is 1. Insult yourself and get pageviews or build some more Indian Longhouses. I would prefer the former!

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    1. You mean to say you didn't expect this?? Everybody knows mu mug is more popular than boobies!!

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  33. All men love boobies. I'm in full motion with this.

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  34. Eveyones a winner Ray, both posts and boobies...Mmmm Boobies...

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  35. Congrats, Ray. Boobies will always grab my attention.

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    1. They do have that weird fascination!

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  36. Those longhouses are a very deserved No.1 (and No. 10). Great models using everyday materials - excellent stuff, but this site does need more boobies!

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  37. Although I do love boobies (Italian mode on ^_^), I really like the woodland indian longhouses you've made and I'll certainly try to copy your work!!
    Ciao

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  38. I've never seen those longhouse posts before. They get my vote for creativity and general fabulousness. Very cool stuff.
    Cheers,
    Mike

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  39. I have to admit, I was a big fan of number 3...

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