Here at A Sharp Eye we love writing for you and running this website, and we want to make sure we are giving you the kind of material that you find interesting. We looked at the articles that received the most attention from all of you in 2012 hoping to spot some trends and learn more about you, our readers. In particular we were interested to discover any specific interests, oddities, neuroses, you know, defining characteristics!
What we learned to our great relief is that you all are a bunch of eclectic but well-rounded, intelligent folks with varied interests and sensitivities, and great senses of humor. Whew! It means that we can continue doing what we’re doing, but if we’re misreading the tea leaves, please feel free to communicate your wishes loudly and often by emailing us at [email protected], or leaving us messages via Twitter or Facebook on our home page. We will listen.
On to the survey – here are the most read articles in 2012 and why we think they were –
- What Shall I Read Next – Websites to Help You Choose Your Next Book. This shows how erudite and intellectual our readership is.
- You Are What you Pack – Packing Tips clearly showing how adventuresome and intellectually curious our readership is.
- Tray Bon! –Trays shows, um, that our readership entertains a great deal, or, perhaps on that very day many of them were in the market for a wedding present?
- Remember This? – The Sentimental Saver appealed to the many readers who are collectors, maybe hoarders or packrats, but collectors is a nicer term.
- Don’t Tear Your Hair Out – The Best Way to Blow-Dry Your Hair was posted in late August and maybe many of you were having a bad hair day? It does not mean that our readers are superficial or only concerned with their looks – to the contrary, it means that our readers have high aesthetic appreciations, always want to look their best, and must have been going to a terribly important event that night.
- Art Has Many Fathers in Philadelphia – The Barnes Foundation by guest writer Sharon Lorenzo was popular not only because it is well-written, cultural and interesting, but because it gave tons of our readers a great idea for a field trip to see the collection!
- Eat Like a Caveman – Paleo and Primal Diets kept our readers current with the latest trends in eating and healthy diets. We’d love to know how many changed their eating habits!