Most Popular CONTENTIOUS Entries

I was just reviewing statistics for this weblog, which has been operating for about five months now. Just for kicks, here’s a list of the most popular CONTENTIOUS entries so far:

  1. What Is RSS, and Why Should You Care?, Oct. 18, 2003.
  2. Persuading Bosses to Allow Blogs, Nov. 26, 2003
  3. Notetaking Wonders and Woes, Nov. 4, 2003
  4. Powerpoint Presentations Online: No! Stop! Don’t!!!, Nov. 18, 2003
  5. What’s in a Name? RSS and Attitude, Dec. 9, 2003
  6. Usability and Content, Nov. 12, 2003
  7. Bloglines: An Entry-Level Option for RSS Users, Oct. 20, 2003
  8. Overlooked RSS Opportunities, Oct. 15, 2003
  9. How Not to Do An Online Pressroom, Jan. 5, 2004
  10. More on Notetaking, Nov. 10, 2003

Also, based on the statistics of the last two days, it looks like my new article Strong Finish: Writing Effective Conclusions is likely to be VERY popular.

Meanwhile, a lot of people still visit the archives of the original version of CONTENTIOUS (from before I revived it as a weblog). Here are the most popular articles from those archives (for statistics collected over the past 5 months)…

  1. Interview with Jakob Nielsen: Content Is a Service, Aug. 5, 1998
  2. Online Style Guides: Getting Past Caps and Commas, March 12, 2001
  3. Fluff & Contenders 2000, Jan. 6, 2000
  4. The CONTENTIOUS Guide to “Grabby” Web Hosts, Aug. 9, 1999
  5. Indexes: An Old Tool for a New Medium, by Kevin Broccoli, Nov. 17, 1998
  6. Animation: Uses and Abuses, Nov. 22, 1999
  7. Credibility and Corporate Scandals: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Aug. 1, 2002
  8. How to Keep the Content Coming: 5 Tips, Aug. 5, 2002
  9. The Front Line of Tech Writing: Online Help and Documentation, by Jennifer Roberts, Jan. 18, 1999