... by entry page
I'm coming up pretty soon now on my third anniversary of blogging. I started in April of 2006. It wasn't until June of 2007 or so that I was vain enough to put a Sitemeter icon on it.
I'm not sure how long Sitemeter is looking back in time for the list shown below. Maybe it's back all the way until mid-2007, but I was interested in seeing, out of almost 400 posts now, which were the most frequently viewed posts by entry page. Here are the top 25.
1. The Celtic Orthodox Church?
2. Soon to be SAINTS Jeanne Jugan and Damien de Veuster
3. Père Jacques Bunel: "Au revoir, les enfants"
4. Seeking the Kingdom of God on Earth. Is it the First Temptation?
5. What's With the State of the Catholic Blogosphere?
6. The Jesuit and the Skull
7. Palm Sunday
8. November is Klaus Kinski Month...
9. Padraig O'Malley, Peacemaker
10. American Exceptionalism: Sarah Vowell's Wordy Shipmates
11. My Paul Problem: Part III. Towards a Solution... Paula Fredriksen on the Dangers of Anachronism
12. In a More Nurturing Time and Place...
13. Fr. Howard Gray SJ, on Choosing out of Compassion
14. William F. Buckley vs. Noam Chomsky on Intervention
15. Mary As Co-Redemptrix?
16. From the Good Samaritans to the Bad Samaritans
17. Another Old Canard Resurfaces
18. Greatest American Rock and Roll Musicians
19. Same Old, Same Old... As the 'Lost Generation' Passes On
20. What's in a Name? Benedict the Peacemaker
21. Bill Cork Bails Out, Frank Beckwith Jumps Back In
22. Behind the Eight Ball
23. Lecture Notes: Why Are We Catholics?
24. Whatever happened to Leonardo Boff?
25. Essays on Blood Sacrifice, the Mercy Seat, and Atonement
Some of these surprise me, some don't. Some I know are artificially inflated, either because of controversies around the topic that kept certain people coming back, or for highly sought after images that bumped up the hit count directly from Google Image Search.
At any rate, I'm fairly proud of some of the posts that made the list. Not all, but some. It could have been worse... At some point, if I feel self-important enough, maybe I'll put together the list of the top 25 I would have liked people to have read. :)
What I found interesting though, and I've noticed it for quite some time, is the one in the top spot, which is far and away the most visited page. Other than the blog name itself, the most frequent search item string leading to this blog is:
"Celtic Orthodox Church"
There seems to be a lot of interest in that out there. Food for thought...