The Success Of The Community

by derek on March 11, 2008 · 13 comments

A few weeks back I had posed a question to all of you to find out about your most successful blog post ever.
Guess what happened…
The majority of respondents refrained from providing a link to what they felt was their most successful post, even though I encouraged everyone to share a link by offering to compile a listing of the posts provided to showcase the success of the community.
Out of the 18 comments that were received on that post, there were six comments that shared what they felt was their most successful post ever – including one comment that mentioned a specific post on their blog but did not specifically link to that post.
Over at Dad Balance, I mentioned how important it is that you don’t be afraid to toot your own horn as you cannot rely on other people to do it for you.
Although in this case I will try to help a little since I had promised to share what you thought were your most successful blog posts. Here are the readers that jumped right in and provided what they felt was their best post…

Thanks to those that provided links to what they felt were their most successful blog posts based on the criteria that they felt was important to them.
It is important to remember that “most successful” can mean whatever you want – as in my original post I never qualified what I expected by asking for your most successful post, yet the majority of people resisted the opportunity for some self-promotion even though it was being encouraged.
Be proud of your work and don’t be afraid to toot your own horn.
One of the aspects of this blog that I enjoy the most is sharing the success of the community – so next time don’t be shy about promoting your own work. 🙂

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

CarFan March 11, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Great competition. I’ll try to also contribute in the future. I particularly enjoyed the Good Husband post. Well done to everyone.


Eva White March 12, 2008 at 3:34 am

Congrats to everybody. I enjoyed all the posts.


Shannon March 12, 2008 at 7:21 am

Informative articles you have there. Thanks for sharing it to us, I have learned a lot from your blog.


cory huff March 12, 2008 at 7:27 am

Thanks for the link, Derek. Once again, you’re one of my biggest helps. It’s amazing how fast things can grow when a community gets behind it.


Futon-Matt March 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

Hey Derek, I agree thanks for the link. It really surprises me when I see certain posts just take off in terms of visitors. I actually just posted a little blurb about a really cool sink, and I’ve had something like 4000 to 5000 hits on it. I didn’t expect this reaction to that one little post and I think it’s really cool to see the whole thing snowball.
Here’s a link:


????? (Jason) March 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Thanks for the links, Derek. I’m always surprised to hear that people didn’t follow instructions, as it shows a low reading comprehension. Considering how much people read on the internet, you’d think that the average person would have a much stronger ability to understand what they’re reading … but this does not always seem to be the case 😕


Nicole Price March 13, 2008 at 2:09 am

Thanks for the link. Keep such posts coming. We can all learn to anabashedly promote ourselves. LOL.


Ling March 13, 2008 at 5:12 am

Can’t speak for others, but personally speaking, I didn’t post a link not because I was shy of tooting my own horn, but because I didn’t have any wildly successful blog posts which I could toot. It’s pathetic, but true….


derek March 13, 2008 at 6:10 am

Don’t sell yourself short…while you might not have a post that has received a flood of traffic or that other people might say was super successful, I am sure that there is something that you can feel quite proud about and can easily be considered a success.
While many of my posts might not be considered successful by other peoples standards, there are quite a few that I feel have been successful based on my own definition.


Adam March 19, 2008 at 3:32 am

Thanks for sharing this article really nice work


pauletet March 19, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Great post! Thanks for sharing.


hollywood forum April 5, 2008 at 7:13 am

Hmm.. nice saying. You are a good blogger.


salvia trip April 9, 2008 at 5:11 am

I am sure that there is something that you can feel quite proud about and can easily be considered a success. Thanks for sharing.


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