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Best of All Time (as of end of 2009)

Happy 2010!

I told myself I wouldn’t make a list at the end of 2009, but I’ve got a list for you.

This list was inspired because I suddenly had a desire to track my most popular and favorite posts here. So, without much ado, here is a list of the top ten most popular posts here (ever, not just in 2009), followed by a list of my favorite posts so far:

My Top 10 Most Popular Posts of All Time
(The ones that get the hits.)

  1. Motorola Droid Discovery (Became super-popular after the Droid was released.)
  2. My Big Breakup (Was my most popular for a very long time, until the Droid came along.)
  3. Fun Free Online Games (Remains more popular than the page I created to replace it, despite the new page being better.)
  4. Thoughts on Chrome So Far (I wrote this a long time ago, and it’s high time I write a new review on Chrome, my favorite browser.)
  5. About the Man (The non-post item to make the top ten list, I have no idea why it’s so popular.)
  6. Unrealistically Cute (Guys somehow migrate to pages with pictures of girls on them.)
  7. Sophie, a Vibrator & Other Funnies (This is popular because of “vibrator,” but it’s not that kind of vibrator.)
  8. Letter to Verizon Wireless (This page also benefited from the recent popularity of the Droid.)
  9. Review: Wall-e (Game for Wii) (I’m glad this post gets so many views, because this was a terrible game.)
  10. Web-Enabled Community Spell-Checker Dict (An idea I had a while ago. Popular by accident, not because it’s good.)

My Personal Favorite Posts So Far
(I wish these got more hits!)

  1. Fun YouTube and Others (A compiled list of my favorite videos/music online. Lots of clean laughs!)
  2. My Big Breakup (My second most popular post is also my second most favorite. It wasn’t a relationship problem.)
  3. Sometimes 140 Just Isn’t Enough (A celebrity visited my blog and left comments on this post!)
  4. Early Poetry (I love this little gem of a poem I wrote when I was small. Still makes me chuckle.)
  5. NaNoWriMo – DONE (This was my victory post after finishing my novel in 2008. This book sucked.)
  6. I Won (again)! (This was my victory post after finishing my novel in 2009. This was a better book.)
  7. Boom De Yada (I did some research to give the background on a funny comic. Good post.)
  8. Ultimate List Handler (I hope to incorporate some of these ideas into a file system someday.)
  9. The Great Hall of Heroes (This is one of my favorite short stories, among those that I’ve written.)
  10. Fun New Page (I was so excited about my new page when I wrote this, then nobody visited my new page!)

There you have it. If you’re new to my site, these posts would be a good place to get a feel for my material. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to doing a similar post each year (or every other year?).

Welcome Me

I always told myself I would stay away from “popular” stuff, mainstream trends and Internet terms like “blog.”  Blog just sounds dumb, the spell checker doesn’t like it, and when I think about “blogging” nothing interesting comes to mind.  However, here I am, writing my first post to a dedicated “blogging” site.  I chose because of its professional look and mature name.  We’ll see how I like it here.

Since I have NO idea how many people will spot me as a new user, find me out of the blue, etc., I’m going to do a test.  I have a question, so anyone out there that happens to read this and might have an answer, please let me know.  I am an avid fan/user of Google Docs, and I’ve run into a little hiccup with their posting to blog service.  I’ve entered all of my information (username, password, etc.) and it appears to be correct, but it comes back with an error: Error decoding XML-RPC response.  What the heck does that mean and how do I fix it?  Thanks.

Well, I suppose that’s all from me for now.  My primary purpose in starting this “thing” (I’m going to avoid using that strange Internet jargon term) is to improve my writing by practicing.  I’ll rant about stuff, I’ll post short stories, I’ll share ideas.  I’m also going to assume NOBODY is reading, so I’ll get really excited if people actually comment and respond to stuff.  If I get nothing, that’s what I expect out of nobody!

Watch for something exciting soon.


I have a new post that explains how I solved the “Error decoding XML-RPC response” problem with Google Docs and WordPress.

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