My most ignored posts of 2011

Thanks for the idea for this post to Winton Bates via Jim Belshaw. Unfortunately I can’t really do it as WordPress stops well before listing posts no one at all ever looked at! However, here are my great underwhelmers of 2011. Just shows people don’t appreciate quality, eh! Winking smile


The Photo Blog

Ninglun’s Specials

Let’s make sure Kafka on the Shore (2 April 2008) gets a read or two this year!

Things on English/ESL no-one wanted to know in 2011

English/ESL is my most successful blog – galling because for over a year I have added nothing to it and allowed it to decay. The top reads in the past year are as always amazing.

  1. How should I write up a Science experiment? 27,766 reads in the past twelve months.
  2. Essay writing: Module C “Conflicting Perspectives” – the introduction 14,779
  3. A student’s “Belonging Essay” workshopped 14,032
  4. Home page 10,426
  5. What tense should I use when I write about literature? 8,784
  6. Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" — and "Blade Runner" 5,568

Let’s see what no-one bothered with:

Will this be one of the greatest test matches ever?

My Indian friends would possibly enjoy The Sydney Morning Herald today. See, thank God, what rates full front page treatment.


That’s linked, so read the story there.

It also happens to be the 100th Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground! Spooky, eh!

Test cricket is the only kind, you know. The others are facsimiles increasing in distance and quality from the original and best in proportion to how recently some moneybags, gambling mogul or media outlet has come up with them. The latest is a farcical and totally meaningless exercise in content stuffing by Fox Sport. Perhaps you have seen it. I hope you haven’t.