popular posts

Even after having written almost three thousand blog posts here, I am still fascinated by what interests readers and what does not. For example, my fortnightly Friday’s Finds get the least traffic, though I receive several personal notes every year from people who really appreciate the curation of what I have found on the web.

I read other blogs through a feed reader, the current one being Feedly. This aggregator also lets you share and save with many other web tools, as shown in the image below.


Feedly also provides information on how popular a post is, though it does not disclose how this is determined. I notice that my Friday’s Finds usually get a rating in the single digits, while regular posts average in the double digits. However, some posts get much more attention even if I cannot understand exactly why. This is why I keep writing mostly for myself. Trying to please a fickle audience could be rather frustrating 😉

In 2016 so far, three posts have had significantly more attention than others. It’s nice to know that some of the ideas here are shared and appreciated.

In, we don’t need better leaders, I wrote that developing leaders is less important than creating structures that enable leaders to emerge.

better leaders

My post on complexity and social learning concluded that organizational and cultural barriers often block our innate human capabilities to deal with complexity.

complexity and social

In stating that self-organization is the future, I described two models that can be used to create organizations where hierarchy is in a state of perpetual beta.


Over the years I examine which of my posts have had the most impact and best reflect my work and further develop them into e-books in the perpetual beta series.

4 Responses to “popular posts”

  1. Hugh Aitken

    I always enjoy the clarity of your writing and your ability to strip down complex ideas to their essential components. I may not comment often but I certainly appreciate your thoughts. Please keep writing.

  2. Ryan Tracey

    I’m wondering if the day of the week has a bearing, regardless of the quality of the post. I find my “professional” platforms (blog, Twitter, LinkedIn) enjoy much less traffic on Fri-Mon than through the middle of the week.


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