Since its birth in July last year, the Journalism.co.uk Editor’s Blog has developed from a labour of love to, well, more love than labour. Things are starting to pay off with traffic to this area of the site showing very positive growth in recent months.
Listed below are our most popular blog posts from last year (according to number of page views calculated by Google Analytics).
- @BtPW: 120,000 contributions and 3 million views of single Madeleine McCann story thread
- Breaking news coverage on Twitter of fire in east London
- Outsourcing newspaper interaction on Topix
- Amazon Kindle – would you want to pull that out of your bag?
- What’s the Drudge Report worth?
- NY Times.com slide shows generate 7 per cent of page views
- New BBC homepage
- The Scotsman’s new website – will it be the destination Scotland needs?
- The NUJ and new media – what’s all the fuss about?
- Citizen experts not citizen journalists?
While it’s no shock to see what’s at number one (coincidentally that post was about the popularity on News Group’s news websites of a Madeleine McCann story thread) all the other top 10 contenders cover a wide range of subject matter.
However, as these posts were all written between the last week of October and the end of December, it’s likely that their popularity is in part a result of the blog’s growing following as a whole.
So, for 2008 – onwards and upwards. This growth is something we plan to build on with more features on the blog providing regular points of interest and even greater coverage of the industry online.