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Roundup: five popular posts from the last year

One of the fascinating things about blog stats is seeing which posts take off over time and just seem to keep attracting visits. It doesn’t always coincide with the effort it took to write the bloomin’ thing, nor my own expectations!

Looking at 2015, here are five of the most popular posts, in case you missed them and/or just FYI.

  1. Of all the reviews I’ve written, this short review of Stephen Bone’s pamphlet In the Cinema just keeps bringing in the eyeballs. It was actually published in December 2014, but still outdid almost everything else in 2015.
  2. It’s lovely in the midlands… as evidenced by the sheer number of peeps reading my Leicestershire Regional Focus (a feature I’m planning to resurrect, by the way.)
  3. Poetry titles – what the $@*!? It seems to be a perennial topic of discussion, seeing the number of visits this piece continues to get – The Naming Game
  4. I didn’t think this was going to be controversial, but I actually got a bit of flak for this one – Should poems be read from memory? (I was only asking!)
  5. Gone but not forgotten … these were my post-event thoughts after a visit to the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. May a phoenix rise from the ashes!


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  1. I’ve just found your blog recently, so this is a great opportunity for me to discover more of your posts.

    • Robin Houghton Robin Houghton

      Thanks Marina, and it’s nice to meet you 🙂

  2. meg cox meg cox

    Thank you Robin. It’s Sunday morning and raining here and i was sitting in the Sitting room, with the tv going on about cooking about which I’m not much interested but more interested than in football and requires less concentration than the news, for company, with my laptop on my lap. Then the email about this blog, since when I have been completely absorbed in following up all your top 5 blogs, particularly about titles and Don Paterson and then on and on until I realised it was nearly lunch time and I have no idea what has been going on on tv. Sunday morning saved, thank you.

    • Robin Houghton Robin Houghton

      Ha ha! Thank you Meg, glad to be of service! 🙂

  3. Hi Robin. It’s good to see Leicestershire Regional Focus as one of five popular posts on your blog 🙂

    • Robin Houghton Robin Houghton

      Hi Jayne – yes indeed! I even got an email recently from someone asking if I could help them set up a tour in the Leicester area… perhaps they’d found the blog post and hadn’t quite grasped the fact that I wasn’t actually based there myself.. teehee

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