What were your 10 Best ActiveRain Post in 2010?

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What were your 10 Best ActiveRain Post in 2010?Top Ten Ct.

The statistic page on ActiveRain is one of my favorite pages. It tells you how many Comments, Views and Clicks you got for each post.  It is really interesting to me to see what blogs people like and which were not big hits. For me there were some surprises where I thought I hit it on the bull’s eye but got very low views and other blogs that took only minutes to write where big hits….you never know.

I would like to share my 10 most viewed blogs of 2010. What were your 10 most active blogs in 2010? I follow a lot of ActiveRain members for their quality content and style of writing, some of my favorite are:

Dagny Eason, Paula Hathaway, Michael Thornton, Phyllis Lerner, Chrissy Doremus and Debbie Gartner just to mention a few, I can write a whole page if you like. 

Are you up for the challenge, publish your top 10 blogs for 2010.

In the Tag line add  ~ Top Ten ActiveRain Posts 2010.

In the ActiveRain Channels under ActiveRain add ~ Top Ten ActiveRain Posts 2010. 

If you can place your link in the comment section as well  .



Here are my top 10 Viewed ActiveRain posts of 2010 out of 195 posts.


1.   1939 Views ~ Local Property Mill Rates


2.    1283 Views ~ Local Dog Parks


3.   1180 Views ~ Local Museum and Park


4.   1033 Views ~ Kantor LEED Platinum Home, New Canaan, Ct.


5.   979 Views ~ Meet the builder.


6.   958 Views ~ Home Energy Solutions, Connecticut.


7.   830 Views ~ Video Tour of Rowayton, Ct.


8.   799 Views ~ Norwalk, Ct. Maritime Center.


9.    758 Views ~ Hiking


10.   746 Views ~ Local Summer Concerts.


11.    700 Views ~ Commentary ActiveRain.



 If you are new or not to Active Rain use these posts as examples for your future blogging in 2011 ~ Best Wishes for the New Year.


David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut with William Raveis office in Darien. David is a lifetime Fairfield County resident who grew up in Rowayton, Ct. and a resident of Darien, Ct since 2004. 

An accredited LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) by the United States Green Build Council (USGBC) and a Certified Green Professional (CGP) of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) .

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Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

Well, THAT would have been a lot easier if we could SORT by 'views,' but all in all, a great exercise to review the year's posts. I'm not entirely sure that VIEWS is the proper category by which to rank, because I had one post with 89 COMMENTS, but only 416 VIEWS.  Oddly enough, a listing made #10 on the list - perhaps because it was my personal home I sold.

So, here's my top ten for 2010 - Lori Cain's Top Ten!



Jan 02, 2011 03:50 AM #48
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I don't think I am going to do a top ten list.  Good idea.. 

I pay some attention to the stats.  I have one post last spring that has over 9000 views... clicks are high too...it is about what our local board of REALTORS said about May's local home sales.  The headline uses the word's " __________  Board of REALTORS®"  Authority in the title is really all I can think of why the traffic is so high.  Other months I have not seen the same results, doing a similar title.  I kind of wondered if the traffic is the board staff or someone making sure I was not saying something bad about them.  They monitor the use of THEIR name.  Maybe they monitor it over and over....

I have a post early in the year where the clicks got run up REAL high real fast because a national real estate educator,  read the post, misunderstood the post,  made a big deal over the post, called my brokerage to complain about the post, claimed I was libeling her (or maybe it was slander she accused me of.)  I believe she contacted ActiveRain as well about the post. Anyway the clicks were crazy, crazy high for the comments.  I knew it at the time, with the Who's Amung us gizmo on my sidebar.  A week or two later she came back to comment "Never mind" in a very Emily Latella manner (a character Gilda Radner played on SNL long, long ago.)    I don't believe her "Never Mind" comment was an apology... or an admission that the post did not say what she said it said.  And what she told my brokerage the post said....

Recently I have had some posts I Re-Blogged get really high views and clicks.  One just this week was a Re-Butt... but I Re-Blogged a post of Cheryl Johnson's about the winter solstice that has really, really  high views and clicks. There is a third Re-Blog post recently too that has oddly huge stats... really high.  They stand out.

I just have too many posts to pour back over a year.  Lots of them are hyper local content.  I enjoy seeing what others come up with though as their top 10 posts in 2010.

Jan 02, 2011 03:51 AM #49
Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

David - Congrats on the feature and the challenge to pubish our top ten posts for 2010.  Here's my post on my Top Ten!


Jan 02, 2011 09:41 AM #50
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

David, saw several of my friends doing the same so I'll follow along. My top ten to come soon.

Jan 02, 2011 01:05 PM #51
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

David - Great idea!  Interesting to compare the amount of traffic on our posts with one another, too.  I have to admit I haven't paid much attention to the statistics on AR.

My top 10 were:


Why Can't I Just See Your Listing resonated with a number of other REALTORS who have been treated like door openers, it received 139 comments and 1066 clicks

TARP Has Failed Homeowners provided the Cliff Notes version and some eye-opening statistics on the failure of the loan modification programs.  It received 23 comments and 650 clicks.

Think Before You Drip! allowed me to express my concern about the dangers of automated drip e-mail marketing services.  It received 23 comments and 471 clicks.

Stop Doing Two Things and Save 12 Hours a Week was a controversial post on Open Houses and Floor Duty.  It received 12 comments and 294 clicks.


Black Rock Train Station to Open mid-2011   Local posts never get a lot of comments, but they get a lot of Google juice.  This one received only 2 comments, but had 712 clicks.

Black Rock Sweeps Best of Fairfield County Reader Polls in 2010  Our community's ranking in this poll is of interest ot a lot of locals.  There were no comments, but had 516 clicks.

Ash Creek Clean Up on Saturday, April 3  Another local post, but this one received 14 comments and 306 clicks. 

Vandalism of Trees at St. Mary's-by-the-Sea - Readers empathized with this attack on nature with 10 comments and 281 clicks.


Saddest Post I'll Ever Write  A Member's Only post that received 133 comments from kind-hearted AR members and 526 clicks. 


My Relationship with Facebook - "It's Complicated  A tongue-in-cheek look at the problems FaceBook creates in our lives.  Others clearly experienced the same frustrations as there were 73 comments and 455 clicks


Jan 02, 2011 04:27 PM #52
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

What a great post, and thanks for this.  I had no idea of my numbers, I honestly never paid attention.  Carla's Top 10 ActiveRain Posts for 2010

Jan 02, 2011 06:39 PM #53
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

David....This post was an eye opener for me...let me know what topics I should be posting and how to structure them.

So Here's ..... Rob's Top 10 for 2010!

Thanks again!

Jan 02, 2011 10:18 PM #54
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

David I think I will reblog this and include my top ten in the reblog.  I don't really understand clicks so I think my best gauge would be featured post and the number of comments would be an indicator to me.

Jan 03, 2011 01:01 AM #55
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Hi David... I forgot to put my link of my Top 10 of 2010 :)  Here it is



Jan 03, 2011 11:12 AM #56
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

David, here are mine....  



Jan 03, 2011 11:48 AM #57
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

David, a post that not only gets one thinking but also affords a view on focus areas for blogging. Well deserving of a feature. 

Ed's Top Ten Blogs of 2010 . . and The Hits Just Keep on Coming


Jan 04, 2011 12:48 AM #58
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Here are my top 10 Davd - great challenge.  I don't usually study my statistics so I sure enjoyed a few surprises.  One thing has me scratching my head however ... I have a few posts still in draft mode - never published with over 100 views.  Now how does THAT happen?? 

Jan 04, 2011 04:06 PM #59
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Karen, nice post on your top ten, you will have to ask AR HQ on the draft mode, I think everytime you look at the post it marks a view ???  Not sure.

Ed, the hits just keep on coming is so true, once it is out on the net it is there for all to see.

Congratulations to everyone with the top ten, amazing to see what makes you the go-to person. Keep it up for 2011.

Jan 05, 2011 12:06 AM #60
SentriLock Blogger
SentriLock, LLC - Cincinnati, OH

Here is my Top Ten Post! http://actvra.in/zJ

I definitely don't have as many views as other folks on here... but I'm hoping to blog more and increase exposure which will hopefully lead to more views.

Fun challenge!

-Laura Kreuter

Jan 05, 2011 04:36 AM #61
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

I actually liked going back and looking at my stats to see where people were reading my blog.
Here's my top ten post: My Top 10 Blog Posts for 2010

Jan 05, 2011 03:33 PM #62
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

David, This was a great idea and thank you for coming up with this post. Really enjoyed speaking with you today. You have really added a lot to ActiveRain. Congratulations on reaching the 100,000 point milestone.

                                 100K points HomeRome 410-530-2400

Jan 13, 2011 09:44 AM #63
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Jan 13, 2011 09:45 AM #64
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi David - I think this was a great incentive to keep on learning about what works and what doesn't so thanks for the inspiration.  Here are my top ten posts.

Jan 15, 2011 11:31 AM #65
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

OK, I am still reading all of these top ten posts for 2010. I certainly am learning a lot and have many new idea's for 2011 ~ Thanks everyone for the great response and sharing.

Jan 23, 2011 02:05 AM #66
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Check out Brad's top 10, average 10,000 views each, oh my.




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