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 the blog way 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. We’ve got thousands of followers on WordPress and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These days an active community of writers forms the blog team.
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 just because they’ve been around the longest. 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.