All of these posts have been read (ok, well looked at, or clicked on) more than 10,000 times each. That’s pretty exciting for academic authors. We’ve also come a long way. When Tracy and I first started writing here, back in September 2012, we didn’t expect more than family and close friends to follow along. But our writing struck a nerve, it seems. And now an active community of writers, guests, commentators etc has grown around the blog.
The blog is now very much a team project and Tracy has stepped away from the day to day of it all. However, the most popular posts of all time were written by Tracy and me. That’s because they’ve been around the longest, they turn up first in searches, and later posts often link to them. By the way, that’s true too for academic writing. My earlier papers are the most cited because they have more years of citations in the bank. My most cited academic papers are from 1997 and 1999.
That said, it often amazes me how much staying power these older blog posts have. Certainly they’ve been read lots more than any of our academic writing.
In case you’ve missed them, here’s our list of “greatest hits” from the early days of the Fit is a Feminist Issue blog. The number besides the post is how often is been read.