According to Google Analytics these were the most popular blog posts on Year of Plenty in 2010.
This post created quite a stir. It got picked up by the president of Dairy Management Corp. and was emailed to all of his contacts. The folks at Domino's Pizza linked it all over the internet. James McWilliams at the Atlantic Monthly credited Bill Bishop at the Daily Yonder with being the first to grasp the way this story was being misreported, but I think I was the first one on the story. My first official big scoop.
Google placed this high on their search criteria, so it has received a steady flow of clickers all year and also got picked up in some online communities.
3. How My Little Blog Out-Reported the New York Times
This was my follow up to the Newflash post about Dairy Management.
4. Roast House Coffee Newest Roaster on the Spokane Scene
This year I actually started doing some in-the-field reporting, visiting local businesses and writing up short narratives. Roast House was one of the first.
5. What Would You Do If You Had One Year to Live?
This was my first and only blog post to get "Dished," meaning Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish linked to it as one of his "Quotes of the Day".
6. Wendell Berry: Gardening as Health Regimen and Holy Sacrament
This post got picked up a couple different places on the web.
7. American Farm Bureau President Declares War on "self-appointed and self promoting food experts"
Unlike the post on Dairy Management where large ag interests were eager to see my blog as an asset, this post led to quite a push back from folks at the AFB and the conventional farming community. The AFB PR took issue with my characterization that the AFB president had declared war on consumers concerned with large ag. practices.
I did a whole series of gardening posts last Spring and this was the most popular of the bunch. Other popular gardening posts include; How to Turn Your Lawn Into a Vegetable Garden, , How to Make Your Own Professional Seed Starting Soil Mix, Tips for Planting the Garden,
I'm told the book goes to print on January 15 and will be released on March 1, 2011.
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