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The 10 Spin Sucks Posts You Liked Best

By: Gini Dietrich | December 29, 2010 | 
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I had a brilliant idea for today’s post in the middle of the night, but between it being the middle of the night and Jack Bauer sleeping on my head (which is not comfortable), I’ve forgotten what it was. So you get a half-brilliant post instead.

A couple of weeks ago, Molli Megasko went through our analytics and pulled the top 10 most popular blog posts, based on page views. Five of those we written by me and five were not. Never fear, guest bloggers! I will beat you next year!

But Jay Baer did an interesting aggregation of his own blog posts this morning, based on what his readers liked best, so I’m copying that idea, with a twist. I told you it was only half-brilliant; I’ve stooped to copying people I admire.

Following are the top 10 Spin Sucks blog posts of 2010, based solely on the number of comments. Shoot. Now I have to figure out how to efficiently find them. OK. Here we go!

  1. Share Your Link Love with 131 comments begins the list, mostly because this is where you were able to recommend one blog to our readers. It couldn’t be self-serving and had to be a blog that publishes at least weekly. Lots of great reading in there! Also, this was a blatant rip-off to a post Danny Brown did, so thank you my Scottish friend who lives in Canada!
  2. I’m the Smartest Person In the Room with 122 comments raised a lot of fun comments because of this whole, “I’m an expert” mentality that happens online. It’s actually way more fun reading the comments on this one than the actual post (I love it when that happens!).
  3. My Groupon Prediction with 110 comments keeps getting read, especially this week, because they announced yesterday they’re looking for $950 million in financing. I don’t know. Raise $950 million or sell for SIX BILLION DOLLARS?! But I’m not in the boardroom. What do I know?
  4. Having Children Means You Can’t Run a Start-Up got a 102 comments of people really fired up. Some people even went so far as to say I’m anti-children (I’m not ,which you would know if we’re friends on Facebook). It was an interesting case study in people’s perceptions, based on their own experiences.
  5. What Is Your Twitter Policy? with 92 comments had a great conversation about whether or not you follow people back on Twitter, who you do follow, and what types of conversations you have with your networks. None of us have the same policies, which I think is pretty eye-opening.
  6. New Gap Logo Deserves Applause has 90 comments about whether or not Gap should have changed their logo. What I find most fascinating is they gave into the blogosphere and changed it back to the old logo, even though that group represents less than seven percent of their customer base. Really interesting case study in crowdsourcing with some smart ideas in the comments for you to steal!
  7. The Online Community Secret Sauce has 86 comments and a lot of fun retorts about my “feeding other people’s egos” part in the equation. I don’t know. I still think all of us are a little bit narcissistic and it’s helpful when we tell other people how awesome they are.
  8. PR Pros: Stop Treating Bloggers Like Second-Class Media with 84 comments created a great conversation between PR pros and bloggers (and some people who are both) about how to work with one another.
  9. Attire Not Appropriate for Public Speaking with 83 comments was a public slaying of my opinion on whether or not jeans are appropriate when speaking. Though I still very strongly believe it, I have softened my view in that for some speaking engagements jeans are appropriate. So you taught me to know the audience and dress for them (though I would still never wear jeans, even if my audience were in them).
  10. #FollowFriday: Your Choice with 78 comments was another post that allowed you to tell the readers who you think is worth following. Again, some really great blogs and people in there!

And there you have it. The top 10 blog posts, based on the number of your comments.

Are there Spin Sucks posts not included here that you particularly loved (or hated)?

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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