Ok, so I’m into the 360s now and it’s pretty exciting.
As I approach the finishing line, I’d love to send a huge shout-out to all of you who’ve come together and formed this blog’s two audiences: the WordPress supporters and the Facebook friends.
It’s been so interesting to keep an eye on what has tickled the fancies of readers. Over the course of a year of blogging, the two audiences have maintained slightly differing interests (see prior discussion of this point at Day 100. A tale of two audiences).
WordPress supporters liked art, food, fashion, literature, writing and discussions around journalism and communication.
The top 10 ScienceforLife.365 posts during the past year for WordPress supporters were (most popular at the top):
- Nature as art (Day 34)
- Onions (Day 102)
- Journalism is dead? (Day 318)
- Unusual inspiration (Day 196)
- Books (Day 56)
- Crossing to the dark side (Day 334)
- Acrostic poem (Day 83)
- Upgoer 5 (Day 165)
- Eat your heart out (Day 74)
- Fibonacci (Day 54)
Facebook friends were interested in animals, science humour, new ways of thinking about science and the more personalised aspects of science and learning.
The top 10 ScienceforLife.365 posts during the last year on Facebook were (most popular at the top):
- Well? Do do you? (Day 224)
- Learning more (Day 259)
- Extreme science (Day 242)
- Motor racing (Day 203)
- She tells me secrets (Day 303)
- Elm beetle (Day 234)
- DNA ain’t DNA (Day 206)
- Book spine poetry (Day 217)
- Vacation humour (Day 327)
- Working for free (Day 251)
Just by way of a little explainer, most WordPress supporters arrived on site after following tweets from my @sciencesarah account. Others found it because they were official followers of the blog (183 people in total), happened upon a post whilst browsing other blogs, or had searched for a key word.
Facebook friends found the posts by following the page itself (261 likes to date), through me sharing posts via my personal Facebook account, and click throughs of ‘friends-of-friends’ and other contacts.
Thank you all once again, and I look forward to holding your attention into the next year of ScienceforLife.365
[image thanks to Lauren Manning on flickr]