The top 10 blog posts for 2014

The year in review continues with a look at the most popular posts on the blog for 2014. I switched (again) from Piwik to Google Analytics in July for website statistics. However, the information I do have should be fairly reflective/accurate enough.

Top 10 blog posts of 2014

In order, the most popular posts:

  1. Anthony’s Linux Mint 17 Xfce post-installation guide
  2. Minorities in cartoons: Charles Xavier
  3. RIP Saturday mornings, and the reasons why they’re dead
  4. Anthony’s Xubuntu 12.04 post-installation guide
  5. Digital comics alternatives to Comixology
  6. Minorities in cartoons: Russell (“Up”)
  7. Favorite cartoon sharks (in honor of “Shark Week”)
  8. Cartoon Network announces its 2014-15 season lineup
  9. Anthony buys a Chromebook
  10. Catwoman, Starfire, and the DCNU reboot

Comments

For the third year in a row, the most popular blog post was Linux-related, in this case, my Linux Mint 17 Xfce post-installation guide. My older post on Xubuntu 12.04 also saw plenty of traffic.

This year’s top 10 posts is a mix of animation, comics, and technology. (Less love for the miscellaneous or media categories?) The most popular minorities in cartoons posts are Charles Xavier of the X-Men and Russell from “Up.” The latter’s more consistently popular, however; Professor X only ranked that high out of a several-day spike in views from Reddit. A spike in page views also was the case for my post on the official death this year of Saturday morning broadcast TV cartoons.

Elsewhere, my post on digital comics alternatives to Comixology continues to get traffic. While I’ve kept it updated, Comixology this year finally opened its store to DRM-free comics, which various non-DC/Marvel publishers have taken advantage of, easing some of my criticisms about the service. However, competition and a choice of stores are still good things, plus there’s still those that dislike Comixology being sold to Amazon, the other big digital comic news of 2014.

My 2011 post on Catwoman and Starfire’s less-than-stellar initial New 52 treatment continued to get traffic, as did my “Shark Week”-themed post on cartoon sharks. The post on Cartoon Network’s new season lineup also continues to get traffic.

Finally, there’s my post on buying a Chromebook, leading to a series of other posts about the low-end Google-backed laptop.

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