All-Time Least Popular Posts of Casual Kitchen

Just for fun, here's a list of the least popular posts on Casual Kitchen. These are the posts that have the highest bounce rates, lowest time on page and least pageviews.

How to Make Your Own Tabasco Sauce
Be sure to read the captivating discussion in the comments section about being careful what you touch (your eyes, nether regions, etc.) after working with hot peppers.

Chocoholics Anonymous: The Chocolate Fast, Day 13
I thought my attempt to go 30 days without eating any chocolate would make for great blogging material. I mean, you don't understand what a monumental exercise of personal willpower this was! Unfortunately, the entire project was essentially met with a collective yawn from readers. Laura's theory was that the series of posts made me look like a wimp. Which I was.

Chocoholics Anonymous: Salmonella?
Eww. What was I thinking posting this?

Corned Beef and Cabbage
I think the problem with this post was that I lacked the credibility (on many levels) to write it. First of all, I'm not Irish. Second, I spend a lot of time on this blog celebrating healthy, inexpensive food, part-time vegetarianism, and cutting back on salt. And then I post one of the meatiest, fattiest, saltiest and most expensive recipes out there. But let me tell you, this recipe is so good that I'll put up with being called a hypocrite if I can have it just once a year on St. Patrick's Day.

Chocoholics Anonymous: Day 31 and the END of the Chocolate Fast!
Ironically, these "chocoholics anonymous" posts were so unpopular that May 2007 turned out to be the lowest trafficked month of the entire history of Casual Kitchen.

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7 comments:

Richard Loffhagen said...

I didn't think there was such a man - one who knows (or finds out, via google diagnostics) his own short-comings. By the way, the "30 days without chocolate" was, in my humble opinion, one of your best, and from a real chocoholic, above and beyond the call of duty!

Nancy said...

Very interesting. As to the corned beef, I think it was the crockpot. ;-)

Nice blog.

Daniel Koontz said...

Richard!
Thanks for the moral support. I'll say my sisters were supportive too, of course they have the same dark chocolate-related genetic abnormality I have.

But let me just suggest you DON'T try a similar test of will. It's pointless. :)

Dan

Daniel Koontz said...

Hi Nancy, thanks for reading.

Yeah I was a late convert to the crockpot, wasn't I? Eventually I came around and I'm now a near-messianic supporter of them.

DK

Mumsicles said...

all that chocolate willpower and nobody read the posts? (well, except me) What a damn shame!

Sally said...

Regarding the corned beef post. I have a very wise friend who says, "it's not what you do now and then that matters. It's what you do day in and day out."

If you ate corned beef day in and day out, it would be a problem. Once a year? No problem at all.

In addition to the St. Patrick's day consumption of corned beef, once or twice a year I'll go to the local deli and have either a corned beef sandwich or a Reuben. It's a departure from how I usually eat, and it's so, so good!

Daniel said...

Sally, I couldn't agree more. I practice excess in moderation too. :)

DK