As 2010 draws to a close I’d like to thank you, the readers who come here a few times a week. I hope that maybe I’ve educated, entertained, or enriched you in some way, that you felt coming here was worth your time. With that in mind I’d like to recap here some of the top posts from 2010 and share a few of my favorites or posts that I thought were noteworthy.
Posts With the Most Views
How I Create and Manage a WordPress Website – This was my most viewed and linked to post from 2010; seeing how popular WordPress has become, it’s not much of a surprise. It goes to show that good content that helps people solve problems is worth writing. If you’re a WordPress user, don’t miss the recently updated 2010 list of SEO plugins.
Thesis Tutorials – I’ve written a few tutorials on extending and adapting Thesis, and they have been some of the most popular posts of the year. Rather than list them individually, I’ll group them all together: How to Conditionally Change Content, How to Make Thesis Work Better with Digg and Facebook, How to Add a Carousel to Your Thesis Blog, How to Add a Visual Slider to Thesis.
How to Integrate Advertising Into Your Blog – A lot of people want to monetize their blogs; they just don’t know where to start. This post solves that problem. I’ve actually got a followup post on the drawing board for 2011 (see Adding Revenue Streams Into Your Website or Blog).
How to Speed Up WordPress – When Google announced it was using site speed as metric in early 2010, a lot of people (including myself) looked for ways to speed up their sites. This post gave some in-the-trenches info about how I went from 15 seconds to under 5 seconds per page.
How to Use Tagging – Tagging is one of those things that, when done well, can really help your blog. Hopefully this post gives you ideas about how you can make your blog better.
Why I Turned Off Blog Comments – I made the step in 2010 to turn off blog comments, and I stand by it being the right move … for me. Learn Why I think Everyone Should Turn Off Blog Comments.
Is There Any Value in Getting Links From Directories – I think directories will always have a role in SEO even though they don’t get as much use from the general public. Hopefully this post can help you figure out which directories are worth participating in.
How to Silo Your Website – This was a long series of posts and, truth be told, I wrote them all on my iPad while on vacation in Cancun. Be sure to read the whole series for full benefit How To Silo Your Website: The Breadcrumb Trail , How To Silo Your Website: The Footer, How To Silo Your Website:The Sidebar, How to Silo Your Website: The Content.
Getting Things Done on an Ipad – No single device has changed how I get things done day to day than the iPad. This post shows you how I make that happen.
We had some great guest posts in 2010, and I’d like to thank those authors for contributing.
If you’re interested in being a guest blogger, contact me.
These are posts that I enjoyed writing or that I think are important enough not to miss.