ON MY FIRST DAY with a site map attached to my blog, I can see a pattern of visibility emerging.
Having a site map should improve my blog's Page Rank, something that interests me because I can see my daily visitor count dropping. That decline may be related to other social networks like Facebook, Jaiku and Twitter being more attractive than blogs. Or it might be that people are reading by subscription and not visiting blog pages anymore. So it makes sense to knock together a site map and to show searchers more about your site when they get results on a search engine. The results shown in this screenshot suggest some of the pages on my blog that get the most visits currently.
Law of Two Feet. I wrote this post during an unconference, trying to explain how people could vote with their feet when deciding whether to hang around for the conclusion of a speaker's talk.
Refused Leave to Land in Ireland. This should have been a traumatic experience for me but it was actually a gift from Ireland in the form of a free flight across the Atlantic to see my father for the very last time.
Build Your Own Stun Gun. This topic keeps on giving, mainly because the post attracts people selling personal protection equipment. And as long as I permit trackbacks, the blog post remains prominent.
Best Practice. Through the first three years of its life, the most popular category in my weblog is the one where I file items about "best practice".
Slugger in Irish Times. I like Mick Fealty and I like Slugger O'Toole the blog. I wrote about Mick's work and got a lot of links to the story.
It might be worthwhile doing this retrospective look at how my blog is mapping out but I have to remind myself to do it because it's probably worth more time figuring out how to monetise my blog's traffic instead.