Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top Ten Posts of 2014 viewed here on News

If Snoop Dog ever said my name, it would be pretty cool, but he won't, probably not ever.



Year end Top Ten lists are kind of silly, full of ego, but without further adieu, here are the most viewed posts from  this blog in 2014, in reverse order with a quick comment about why it made the list. This year's list is dominated by "The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan", and, once again,  there was only one announcement of any singular story or poem being published cracked the Top Ten. Interesting, indeed.





10

University of Delaware acknowledges The Shutting Door written by one of their famous alumni and I acknowledge the location of much of my college years, The Deer Park


Reason: A lot of my friends went here. The Deer Park, I mean, the U of D.  Also there are a lot of cool pictures of me and bands in college along with mentioning some of my drinking history--all past life stuff.

Reason: Only announcement of poem or singular story to crack the list.


Reason: People want to see me? The Shutting Door came out in late 2013, but I was doing poetry readings for it well into the spring. Combined with readings for my novel, it was the most readings I'd done in any year. 


Reason: The novel was this much more interesting to hear me read from, slightly more than the #8 answer.

Reason: Not a very meaty post, but the first draft was finished in 2010, and people are curious about, who, what, why and how, it becomes a public product. Six months later, it was out in the world..

Reason: What did I say above. September? This is a post from June. My tour was taking shape. Teaser plus out of town gigs created interest. 

Reason: I reversed my stance about sites such as Kickstarter. Here, I listed the  reasons and how donating to a charity was involved. I raised a good amount of money and the donation went to the Out of the Blue Art Gallery via Jimmy Tingle. Wins all around. 

Reason: A fun promotion. It had games, my kids, comedy and something free. It involved 64 of you. 2014 Champion Kia Alice Groom. 2015 will bring you March Madness for Bill Sloan. 


2. 

New interview by xxx, which got shelved and why - MY OPINION: The support of women should be a given, not a controversy.


Reason: I'd like to think that people were interested in the interview, which was pulled from publication because of my support to a worthy cause. People were more interested in righting the mistreatment of these brave women. Good, that. 


And the number One most viewed blog post of 2014



1. 

Seven ways to purchase---"The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan"


Reason: All the cool kids have one, so everyone has to have their own. I'm so grateful for everyone's support, interest, purchases and love. 



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