Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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My most commented posts of 2013 (aka the slow death of Livejournal)

Well, the slow death of lj appears to have accelerated this year. I admit I am conscious myself of posting less - work has had its intense moments, Facebook and Twitter are becoming preferred channels for my stray political and literary thoughts, but more importantly, a lot of my spare time which I would previously have spent blogging has been taken up by Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon next August. (Have you signed up? Hotel bookings open on 2 January!)

Setting the bar far lower than I have ever done before, 23 posts got 10 or more comments, more than a third of them in April, and only six from the second half of the year. (Compare 37 with 12 or more last year, 26 with 12 or more the year before, and far higher counts in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005.) They were, in chronological order:

31 December [2012]: What should I read in 2013? - 33 comments
6 January: A Euro Coins meme - 25 comments
9 February: January Books 11) Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman - 18 comments
23 March: The Oscar poll - 41 comments
1 April: Not an April Fool: distancing myself from the Lib Dems - 14 comments
5 April: 2013 is the first of a sphenic triplet - 10 comments
14 April: April Books 6) Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome - 10 comments
21 April: This won't do: all-male conferences - 19 comments
22 April: Books of 1963, 1913, 1863 and 1813 - 24 comments
24 April: Yet another pronunciation quiz [Kiribati] - 12 comments
26 April: 26 April - 12 comments
30 April: April Books 18) 1632, by Eric Flint - 12 comments
30 April: Congrats to the new Executive Producer of Doctor Who - 10 comments
2 May: Perry Rhodan - 10 comments
10 May: Data point [flu jab] - 11 comments
12 May: The Brussels dialect of English - 13 comments
23 May: Georgian restaurant in London - 14 comments
11 June: How to find missing historical documents [the missing census] - 10 comments
26 July: Links I found interesting for 26-07-2013 [royal baby names] - 10 comments
10 August: 50 SF Novels That Everyone Should Read - 16 comments
24 September: 50 years of Who: 1963 - 11 comments
4 October: [locked post about a politician] - 10 comments
24 November: Links I found interesting for 24-11-2013 [review roundup for Day of the Doctor] - 11 comments
24 November: The Doctor Who anniversary weekend - 14 comments</list>
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