This is my third annual top post of the year post, and it is an interesting list, for an interesting year. Just as last year, not a single post I wrote this year was in my top 10. The top post written this year was Coronavirus and Christ, which was a book review, probably boosted by Coronavirus, it was number 17, there was only two others I wrote this year in my top 25. Of the top 10, seven are book reviews, which isn’t surprising since that is the majority of what I post and by far the most popular, two others are notes on Thessalonians. Interestingly, last year had two from Thessalonians, including what as my number two this year (it was three last year), so maybe I need to revisit those and actually finish the series.
Here they are:
- Book Review: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
- Book Review: Disciplines of a Godly Man
- Why I Chose Olive Tree
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
- Book Review: The Fall of Hyperion
- Book Review: We’re Pregnant
- Book Review: Five Marks of a Man
- Book Review: Imperfect Disciple
- Book Review: Practicing the King’s Economy
Numbers 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 were all top 10 last year, with numbers 1, 3, 7, 9, & 10 also being top in 2018. I guess these are just very popular books to search. I think this makes sense, as they are about discipleship, mostly. We’re Pregnant might be a fluke based on search terms, though it is also a really good book. I think the political atmosphere of the last four+ years makes people wonder about the economy and what the Bible may say, it is also a great book. No idea what is up with Thessalonians. I made a prediction last year that Confronting Old Testament Controversies would be in the top 10 because I thought it was an important book that would be searched often. Instead it landed as my 78th spot, which is really nuts, honestly. All of my 2020 posts including Merry Christmas and my post from yesterday were ahead of it. So, not predictions this time.
The rest of the top 25ish were my other book review posts this year and fiction (mostly sci-fi) book reviews. Looking at my stats, this year was the third most words published at just over 36,000, but with only 37 posts it was my most words per posts ever.
You can check out my top 10 from 2019, and 2018, if you are interested. It has been an odd/terrible year, but I appreciate everyone who visited. I’ll have on more post up tomorrow and then off of the rest of the year. As I mentioned previously, there will be changes in 2021, I might be more consistent, but it will certainly be less posts (though I will likely re-break the words per post record from this year) or it may shut down all together. I guess will see if I am back with another lazy top post next year.