Saturday, February 4, 2012

Top 10 Posts of All Time on The Daily Beat

The Daily Beat has had almost 40,000 visitors and 70,000 pageviews since inception in 2008. Dr. Audrey Sprenger, a legitimate Kerouac scholar, got me thinking about making lists in this Tumblr post. I decided to make a list of the top 10 posts of all time here on The Daily Beat. The question is: according to what criteria?

Two different approaches came to mind. One is to use Google stats and report the 10 posts with the most pageviews. The other is to comb through all 758 posts by hand and decide on my own favorite top 10.

Given to indecision, I have decided to do both. I have provided hotlinks to each post for you who wish to delve beyond the lists themselves. Picking my favorites was no mean feat, but it was fun to reminisce. I could have easily included a top 20 or 30. Tomorrow I might review my posts and come up with a different list.

Top 10 Posts of All Time on The Daily Beat Based on Number of Pageviews

1. Kristen Stewart topless in On The Road movie, August 7, 2011
2. Kerouac tattoos, October 12, 2010
3. Pics from On The Road, February 13, 2011
4. March 25: On Rucksacks, March 25, 2009
5. Kerouac tattoo, August 3, 2011
6. Actress Alice Braga discusses her role in On The Road, January 11, 2011
7. Jack Kerouac's 1942 Naval Reserve photo, November 12, 2011
8. Jack Kerouac, Kristen Stewart, nudity, tattoos, rucksacks, and pictures, January 2, 2012
9. Naked women serving coffee, February 26, 2009
10. How to write like Jack Kerouac, November 16, 2008

Top 10 Posts of All Time on The Daily Beat Based on Rick Dale's Opinion

1. Interview with Al Hinkle, January 31, 2012
2. Interview with Helen Weaver, November 17, 2009
3. Compassion Doesn't Discriminate, May 12, 2009
4. Why Kerouac?, March 9, 2009
5. Kerouac, Krishnamurti, Burroughs, and the number 23, December 18, 2008
6. Warning: Kerouac myth #2 spoiled, December 23, 2008
7. Autodidacticity, January 1, 2009
8. Review: Helen Weaver's The Awakener, November 11, 2009
9. Interview with Travis Tribble: Beat Hero #1, August 15, 2011
10. Interview: Kerouac's Dog Magazine, October 27, 2011

As you can see, the lists are mutually exclusive. I hope that, over time, some of my picks will end up on the top 10 list based on Google stats. It's obvious I have a bias toward interviews, isn't it?

What's your favorite post of all time on The Daily Beat?

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