Since everyone else is blogging about their most popular posts of the year, I thought I’d jump on that bandwagon. I love bandwagons. Especially if they have drinks.
I’ve been blogging for 6 years now and the views, readers, and regulars has been gradually increasing. So a big thank you to everyone for joining me here.
1) The Actual 10 Most Deadly Animals in Australia
Who’d have thought a listicle would be the most popular thing I’ve written? Originally written for one of those comedy list sites, I’m glad so many have enjoyed this one.
2) Why Being Smart Sucks
I didn’t write this one, just added some colour commentary. Wish I could claim more credit on this piece.
3) Beware The Meme
Before people were aware of what a dangerous kook David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe was, I wrote this piece dissecting his memes. I did try to get this published in a science magazine, but apparently Wolfe doesn’t like people reproducing his content… a lot of which is stolen from other creators. I like that I was ahead of the curve on calling this guy out for his dangerous nonsense.
4) Kids These Days
This article needs to be rewritten and published somewhere with a huge platform. It could then be used as a regular rebuttal to every whiny piece complaining about the younger generation.
5) Cool Book Art
This one clearly ranks high on Google Image searches.
6) Do People In Australia Ride Kangaroos?
One of my trademark snarky Quora answers. Its popularity here shows that I need to write more articles about Australian animals.
7) Pen vs. Keyboard: Fight!
One of a few posts I wrote in response to anti-technology pieces that were being circulated through writing groups. It annoys me when bad studies or preliminary studies are cited as the final answer on a subject. It annoys me more when those same studies are misrepresented because someone is pushing an agenda. I’m glad people actually read this response.
8) How to Spot Anti-Science Nonsense
This article is a response to a question from a reader. It is another article addressing an anti-technology piece that was being circulated, this time on GMOs. A version of it appeared in Skeptic Magazine without the yeti cocaine addict joke.
9) Is Sport King In Australia
When I pitched this article the response was deafening silence. It was also my most down-voted item on Reddit. Apparently we don’t talk about sports negatively. Especially not if you back it up with facts. I’m glad people here have enjoyed it.
10) Mythtaken: Shark Attack Deaths
Another animals article, another poke at how we overstate the dangers of loveable creatures who just want a hug.
Here’s to 12,017: I hope everyone has a good year!