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Top 10 Guest Blog Posts of 2011

By: Arment Dietrich | January 4, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber.

Ladies and gentlemen, you have spoken.

Your clicks have told us your favorite guest blog posts for 2011 and we have compiled the Top 10 here for your review, and, for 10 of you, for your bragging rights.

We started working with guest bloggers on Spin Sucks around the middle of 2010 for a few reasons: To involve the community, broaden the expertise offered here, grow beyond Gini Dietrich, and increase engagement and traffic.

We think it worked, and we all had some fun along the way. Our guest bloggers have become an important part of our community, and we wanted to dedicate today to you guys by sharing this list, based on pageviews.

Some of you, remarkably, didn’t make the top 10 list despite winning for top number of comments, cough, Michael Schechter, cough. I’m also shocked the hardest working guest blogger (aka Jayme Soulati) didn’t make it despite resorting to creative tactics such as blogjacking others’ posts for traffic.

I should also add, much like the Canadian hockey players born in January, the advantage for this Top 10 List clearly goes to those who blog in the earlier part of the year. No one who guest blogged for us in December made this list. However, Adriel Hampton’s post  from mid-November made it so it can be done!

Drumroll, please…

The Top 10 Guest Blogs on Spin Sucks for 2011

  1. Three Reasons Twitter Is Beginning to Suck by Kary Delaria (June 14)
  2. Twelve Steps to Creating QR Code Campaigns by Stephanie True Moss (May 23)
  3. Five Tips for Business Success on Yelp by Jay Pinkert. (April 14)
  4. Four Social Media Questions (and Answers) by our very own Molli Megasko. (May 25)
  5. Twitter Lists: List Me Baby One More Time by Adriel Hampton (November 14)
  6. Maker’s Mark Hires Jimmy Fallon and #FAILS by Adam Zuckerman  (June 8)
  7. Seven Ways to Turn Employees into Brand Ambassadors by Amber Avines (September 15)
  8. Five Reasons the Intern Shouldn’t Run Social Media by Andrew Hanelly (June 16)
  9. You’re Using Twitter Wrong by Aaron Lee (April 21)
  10. Does the Great Gatsby Live on Empire Avenue? By Geoff Livingston (June 23)

You know what else this list tells me? You like numbers. And booze.

To all of our guest bloggers, we’d like to extend a huge thank you. It’s not all about the numbers, but you know us, we like a little competition. Who knows, maybe we’ll do a June list for the prior 12 months to give everyone a chance.

What was your favorite?

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bdorman264
4 years 3 months ago

Yay Amber; rock and roll. I guess everybody else was playing for second, huh?

Good list Lisa, I didn’t see a single ne’r do well on this one; good way to start the year.

MSchechter
MSchechter
4 years 3 months ago

I knew I should have blog jacked my comment fix… :) Great list. Kind of funny to see how Empire Avenue was such a thing and is now almost irrelevant. Something to aim for in 2012!

Do we also get a look at Gini’s top 10? That’d be fun!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@MSchechter My top 10 is a knuckle sammich.

MSchechter
MSchechter
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich You stepping into the cage?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@MSchechter Bring it.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich@MSchechter I could def do a Top 10 of Gini’s! That would be cool too. This was a fun post to compile.

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Bring out da lion ring, Dude. Stand aside, I’m president. @MSchechter @ginidietrich

MSchechter
MSchechter
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR@ginidietrich I will take you down. I will be POTGFC

adrielhampton
adrielhampton
4 years 3 months ago

@MSchechter Empire Avenue is better than it ever was, maybe because most of the navel gazing social media experts wandered off to Path and Pinterest. It was also funded since Geoff’s post.

MSchechter
MSchechter
4 years 3 months ago

@adrielhampton Don’t forget the some of us who never cared about it in the first place :) Glad to hear their doing well, but still lack interest. Feel the same way about Pinterest even though I probably should… Path on the other hand is nice, but it’s a Facebook acquisition waiting to happen.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

You know what is so funny? I’m reading this last night and I’m thinking, “I need to email Lisa and say, ‘Whoa. Lists are popular.'” And then you said it at the end. With booze. I was dying! HAHAHAH!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

P.S. What the heck happened to the date on #6??

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich oh, and as for #6, I used to have the same problem. It’s a wordpress setting for emoticons. If you do an 8 and a ) together it makes a smiley

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich It’s funny, I always avoided lists early on. In my mind they smacked of spam emails, like “Top 10 Ways to get Rich Fast”. But then I read quite a few blog posts about blogging, saying that people DO like lists. So I tried them, and when I look at my stats, they are among the most popular posts.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@KenMueller@ginidietrich OMGHAAHAHAHAH. I’m going to leave it because it’s funny. (the date)

TheJackB
4 years 3 months ago

I rather enjoyed the post about Groucho Marx and community. I hear nothing but good things about the author being clever, handsome and exceptionally humble.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@TheJackB very humble. I LOVE your posts. Why aren’t you in the top 10?

TheJackB
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber Simple reason. I didn’t buy Gini a drink and I said that cyclists aren’t athletes. Me and my big mouth…. 😉

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

Of this list, I think 4, 7,8, and 9 were my favorites.

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@KenMueller Woot! woot! i’m buying you coffee/beer mate 😀

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@AskAaronLee awesome. I’m a coffee kinda guy, so let’s do it!

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

A minute ago, you were on my side. Traitor. @KenMueller

KaryD
KaryD
4 years 3 months ago

@lisagerber *blush* Thanks for sharing. :-)

KaryD
KaryD
4 years 3 months ago

Thanks, @ginidietrich and @Lisa Gerber for letting me ruffle some feathers. I’ve enjoyed writing over here and am certainly in some mighty fine company.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@KaryD@ginidietrich Come back any time, ya hear? :) Thanks Kary, for the awesome post.

Petya
Petya
4 years 3 months ago

My definite “number one guest post at Spin Sucks” is number 8: Five reasons the intern shouldn’t run social media. Wasn’t this one of the very first mistakes that some companies did. Because of underestimating the power of real-time communication with real people.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@Petya That was a good one, and an important one! Hi! good to see you here!! :)

Petya
Petya
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber Hi Lisa, it’s nice to meet you as well! :)

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Petya, I love you for being so extremely earnest. #ThatIsAll @Petya

hanelly
hanelly
4 years 3 months ago

@Petya Glad you liked it, Petya.

hanelly
hanelly
4 years 3 months ago

This is the best company I’ve been in since the KISS reunion tour! Thanks for letting me post on this fine site.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@hanelly hahahaha! awesome. You just reminded me of the Ozzie Osbourne we downloaded the other day, and played really really loud at 5:30 am to give our partying next door neighbors a taste of their own medicine. Wow, that brought us way off topic, but you reminded me of it.

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Who’s he? @hanelly

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

Amazing list Lisa, it just made my day that my guest post was #9. Doesn’t that also mean we all get hugs and presents from Gini?

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@AskAaronLee Yes! we’re putting them in the mail this week.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@AskAaronLee the hugs. that’s the present.

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber Woot! hopefully its still warm when I receive it! :)

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

I really don’t like gloaters. @AskAaronLee @Lisa Gerber

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR Only on #spinsucks 😀 @Lisa Gerber

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@AskAaronLee Uh…

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich LoL! you don’t get away that easy!

MolliMegasko
MolliMegasko
4 years 3 months ago

I made number four! YES!

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@MolliMegasko yeah, but technically…you aren’t really a “guest” are you? and by that standard, I guess @Lisa Gerber is a guest because all of her posts come under the heading of guest post. hmmm. something is fishy…

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@KenMueller@MolliMegasko Number four is awesome! for th year!! Technically, anyone other than Gini is a guest blogger. I did make the list but I removed myself. conflict of interest. :)

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber@MolliMegasko yeah, yeah, that’s it. I made the list, too. Twice in fact. But I removed myself because…er…I just did.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@KenMueller@MolliMegasko HAHA!!!! yeaahhhhhhh i was the top poster, but you know…. I didn’t want to steal all the glory. LOL.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber@KenMueller@MolliMegasko Um. Actually *I* was the top poster. Let’s be real.

KenMueller
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich@Lisa Gerber@MolliMegasko did you say poster or poser?

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

I think that’s absolutely unfair; isn’t she an employee? @MolliMegasko

MattLaCasse
4 years 3 months ago

My favorite was Matt LaCasse’s post about the Twitter redesign. His agent also tells me he’s incredibly upset about being left off this list. Been crying in the shower all day.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@MattLaCasse see, you were in the disadvantaged later 1/2 of the year…

MattLaCasse
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber So true. New year resolution? Get published on SpinSucks before July 1.

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Awesome…another whiner, I mean Weiner, or winner. Where’s Whinnem to help me with auto-correct? @MattLaCasse

kbkcomm
kbkcomm
4 years 3 months ago

“You like numbers.And booze.”LOL RT @ginidietrich: Stick through to the end. It’ll make you laugh a post by @lisagerber http://t.co/Nd9Tjjey

3HatsComm
4 years 3 months ago

I remember some of these, esp. @KaryD and @hanelly posts, though I’m surprised @Soulati didn’t crack the Top 10, blogjack comments and all. And FWIW, I totally love booze. :)

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Indeed. That’s what I’m sayin’, Dude. Really? Again, Nate rigged 2. Can’t a girl get no respect around here? @3HatsComm @KaryD @hanelly@soulati

KaryD
KaryD
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR@3HatsComm@soulati I heard booze…I’ll drink to that. :-) Thanks, ladies.

TheJackB
4 years 3 months ago

@3HatsComm@KaryD@hanelly@soulati Booze, did someone say booze…

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Oh, for pity’s sake. That’s got to be my phrase of the day; have now used it twice. Just sayin’ those crappy five things, 10 tips, 4 bubbles, and other seemingly meaningless banter shouldn’t be winners. (No disrespect meant.)

What I’m trying to whine about is that this was definitely Nate rigged. Because I strove (that’s a word, right?) to earn more than 140 comments (yes, blogjacking is acceptable because it was my, uhmm, ballsy creation), that should be the metric (oooh, I used that word which will soon go away like “personal brand.”) to determine the whiner, I mean winner.

#ThatIsAll

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR that’s why I gave you special honors up there and spent a REALLY long time finding that comment thread that you can barely read.

lisagerber
lisagerber
4 years 3 months ago

@adrielhampton you rocked it! Late November too! :)

adrielhampton
adrielhampton
4 years 3 months ago

@lisagerber Showing the world IT CAN be done. And without a list, even. Happy New Year!

wordsdonewrite
wordsdonewrite
4 years 3 months ago

@bdorman264 Woo hoo! Thanks for the heads up, Bill!

DannyBrown
4 years 3 months ago

Bollocks. I’m never guest posting again. That wine bribe was clearly misplaced.

WordsDoneWrite
4 years 3 months ago

@DannyBrown I bribed ’em with chocolate 😉

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@WordsDoneWrite @DannyBrown margaritas and guacamole will get you to the top. From Cantina Laredo.

WordsDoneWrite
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber Duly noted. Thanks for the tip!

DannyBrown
4 years 3 months ago

@Lisa Gerber@WordsDoneWrite You put guacamole in margaritas? Ew!

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Didntja see my awesome whine below? And, I hadn’t drunk any of it, either. @DannyBrown

DannyBrown
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR I sense some shenanigans afoot.

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@DannyBrown Sorry pal, only he one who have the looks will succeed 😛

AskAaronLee
AskAaronLee
4 years 3 months ago

@DannyBrown the*

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@DannyBrown Wait. WHAT WINE BRIBE?!?!?

Lisa Gerber
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich@DannyBrown Oh. Um. Those RARELY get past the chief content officer. Hiccup.

WordsDoneWrite
4 years 3 months ago

Woo hoo! Thanks so much for the invitation to write for Spin Sucks. It was an honor 😉

Amber

24k
24k
4 years 3 months ago

@wordsdonewrite Congrats on your top blog poster of 2011 honor from @ginidietrich.

Soulati | PR
4 years 3 months ago

Hey, michael schechter I’m not going to page two to find your challenge; it’s right here on top for all the world to see — bring it dude…I’m all in…and I’m a mighty good fighter, but your words might hurt worse. POTGFC

MSchechter
MSchechter
4 years 3 months ago

@Soulati | PR Oh, I’m a terrible fighter, I’d totally take that tact if I were you.

jeanniecw
4 years 3 months ago

I’m with @DannyBrown . Bullocks. My next guest post will clearly be titled “The 10 Best Things About Drinking With Gini While Discussing Why Social Media Sucks.”

DannyBrown
4 years 3 months ago

@jeanniecw But @ginidietrich will forget what you’re saying halfway through her second glass. She’s a lightweight.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@DannyBrown@jeanniecw Come on, now. It takes three glasses for me to forget. Which is why I only have two.

truemc
4 years 3 months ago

#2 Awesome! Thanks @ginidietrich for the opportunity to guest post for SpinSucks! I’m honored to be on the list & among such fine company.

lisagerber
lisagerber
4 years 3 months ago

@tamcdonald LOVE your NYE hat. :)

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