Well I guess it had to come sooner or later, a lack of inspiration so large that I have sunk into introspection. Or perhaps, more positively, this top 5 represents an attempt to get in touch with what interests my readers (other than curry leaf trees which I am currently getting more correspondence about than any other topic). Either way I hope it will be fun and vaguely interesting to consider the top 5 top 5s I have written during the, almost 18, months I have been writing them for.
I have chosen to select posts based on the number of comments they received. I decided this was probably a truer reflection of audience appreciation of a post than say page views which tends to favour older posts.
These are my Top 5 posts that have received the most comments:
- Reasons to write a gardening blog. It seems I’m not the only introspective one, many of you want to talk about why you blog too.
- The Bottom 5 – These were the 5 crops I have most trouble with or have deemed not worth growing for one reason or another. I like this post a lot, mostly because the comments either offered great advice or made me feel better because most people struggle to grow some crop or other.
- Hated Veg – Isn’t it interesting how much we all enjoy talking about what we don’t like. Or as in many of the comments on this post, how much we enjoy trying to persuade people to like the same things we do.
- Low or No Maintenance Plants – Lazy? Who me?
- Reasons why we got Chickens – I can now see why this was a popular post. Chickens are fun and infuriating – both being worthy of lots of comments.
Anyway given my current lack of inspiration I have decided not to write a regular Top 5 post (I have been publishing every Tuesday) and instead just write them when the mood or inspiration strikes. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. I still have a few suggestions readers came up with previously that I do plan to write on but if you have any more I would love to hear about them.