Popular posts is really something of a chicken and egg problem -- did I get the Google traffic because it was a quality post that people came to, commented on and linked back to? Or did I get lots of comments because I got lots of traffic from Google for some other reason?
Anyway, here's quick links to the most popular posts on Shakespeare Geek:
- Our first official Guide to Gifts for the Shakespeare Geek!
- Shakespeare Wedding Quotes. I actually ended up so intrigued by the subject that I wrote a book on it.
- How Old Is Romeo? Far and away the most popular link on my blog, this one continues to get comments over three years after it was posted.
- Shakespeare as Bob Dylan This one was a fluke, but a fascinating one. A music friend of mine made the connection, I posted about it, then looked in my logs the next day to see a *huge* spike in traffic. It was like being on Digg.com. Why? Because somebody spotted the reference and linked me to a Bob Dylan news aggregator. Alas I think most of them went away unsatisfied, as I didn't get many comments on the post.
- Tips for Memorizing Shakespeare Every high school and college student will need this at one time or another. I should really revisit this one and bring it up to speed with the latest suggestions on how best to memorize Shakespeare passages.
- Oh Great, The Filthy Shakespeare Movement Is Back I know why this one is so popular -- it's because I'm linked in on the text "hey nonny nonny". Everybody wants to know what it means, and the Filthy Shakespeare book claimed to have the answer (it being a dirty answer, you see). Truthfully I still don't think I understand what it's supposed to mean.