This is our last post in the series of few looking back at 2012. Before the beginning of 2013, let's look at which Zemanta posts were the most popular this year. Some of them you may have missed or forgotten about. So, check them out.
If you think that blogging is a think of the past, you couldn’t be more wrong. In the most popular post of the year on Zemanta blog, Bostjan Spetic, Zemanta CEO, shares his 5 main reasons why you should at least consider blogging if you’re not already doing it.
In June, I shared my own personal Top 5 blogs on blogging – the blogs I check out daily. They’re the blogs I believe every serious blogger should subscribe to. It was my own personal opinion. Maybe I should do it again next June and see if it’s still the same Top 5?
Swizec was impressed by 4 screens at the Zemanta office in Ljubljana that show “everything imaginable about the state of the system”. And he got an idea: how to make a dashboard of all your metrics. It’s surprisingly simple.
Swizec says, “Simplify your architecture!” He explains why you should do it and how to approach this issue.
Swizec in his latest post that is still trending online says, “Programming doesn’t require a lot of attention, it requires all of attention.” See it for yourself. He will make you think hard about the argument he gives in the headline. Some agree, some disagree, but no one is left cold by this post.
Oh boy, I really like number 5, don’t I? This was a self-therapeutical post that obviously stroke a chord with many. Honestly, it really helped me. I’m not “saved” yet, but I am on my way to a full “recovery”.
Swizec explains what web scraping is and where and how to find help with it.
According to Bostjan, “we should stop obsessing about quality to the detriment of rarely making ourselves write”. He shares 3 rules to follow to update your blog regularly:
- Don’t overthink
- Don’t overcommit yourself
- Guest blogging
Swizec gives advice how to properly offer an API.
Even two months after being posted, this guest post by Brad Shorr, Director of Content & Social Media at Straight North, is still one of the most read posts on this blog (based on daily stats). It’s about G.K. Chesterton, a leading journalist of the early 20th century. Via his quotes Brad shows how bloggers should approach controversial issues to promote debate rather than stifle it. Check it out!
According to Swizec, “this was supposed to be a post about translating a URL into a [good] RSS feed. After reading The War on RSS and some of the passionate debate it kicked off on HackerNews I decided to write something else. In short: RSS will never die.”