The Best Posts on Farm Lane Books Blog

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I love lists and have had quite a few new subscribers to my blog recently, so for all those who are new here I’ve produced these lists of my best posts:

The Most Popular Posts

  1. The best books for three-year-old boys
  2. The Richard and Judy Book Club 2010
  3. The Necklace – Guy de Maupassant (Short Story)
  4. The Best Books of 2010? Part 1: Authors We Know and Love
  5. The Best Books of 2010? Part 2: Debut/Lesser Known Authors
  6. Is Google Wave Useful?
  7. A Beginner’s Guide to Joining the Book Blogging Community
  8. A Beginner’s Guide to Google Wave
  9. The Best Books of 2009
  10. How to put boxes around your text – an idiot’s guide!


The Most Useful Posts

  1. A Beginner’s Guide to Joining the Book Blogging Community
  2. The importance of branding your book blog
  3. A Beginner’s Guide to Google Wave
  4. The Most Useful WordPress Plug-ins for Book Bloggers
  5. How to put boxes around your text – an idiot’s guide!
  6. How to get Links to Appear in Google Reader
  7. Do leaders make better bloggers?
  8. Bloggiesta Mini Challenge: Backing up Your Blog
  9. Ten Blogs with Great Layout Ideas
  10. 8 things to blog about when you haven’t read any books


The Biggest Conversations

  1. The importance of honest book reviews
  2. Book dating – is a shared taste in books important?
  3. Is Google Wave Useful?
  4. Do leaders make better bloggers?
  5. Does using Twitter make you a better blogger?
  6. What shape is your rating system?
  7. What do you think of adverts?
  8. Lurkers – What would make you show your face?

I’ve added the list of most popular/most useful posts to the sidebar and will try to keep them updated as they change.

If you’re on wordpress and like to produce a similar list then take a look at the Top 10 plugin.

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  1. What a list. I didn’t go through all of them but you have some great ones. When I saw the book Uglies in your sidebar I looked at your “about me page” to see where you were located. The cover of Uglies is different there than here in the U.S. I love looking at the different covers. I will be checking out your blog more often as you seem to be up on so many books for so many levels. Great site.

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandra, Thank you for commenting on my blog for the first time! I’m pleased that you found this post useful.

      I also love seeing different covers for books, but it often leads to trouble when I walk into a book shop and don’t recognise the book I’m looking for as I’m so used to seeing the US cover on other blogs!

      I look forward to sharing bookish comments with you in the future.

  2. Chelle says:

    I love how you broke them up like that. This one was a fantastic post in and of itself. So glad you decided to take part in the mini-challenge!

    1. Jackie says:

      Chelle, Thank you for hosting a great challenge! I find this sort of thing really interesting.

  3. Sandy says:

    It has to be rewarding to look back at what you have done this year, and how you have helped some of us! You have been quite productive!

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandy, I try my best! I hope I can keep it up in 2010!

  4. Jenners says:

    Awesome idea! I plan on looking at many of your blogging articles when I have more time. They’ve been quite helpful but I haven’t seen them all.

    1. Jackie says:

      Jenners, I hope that you find a few more of them to be helpful.

  5. Colleen says:

    Great summary of posts! I liked some on the “how to” posts – I am new to blogging and hungry for information.

    I also like how you mix your posts with commentary, book reviews and memes – it really adds variety to the site and makes me want to come and see what is in store each day. Great job!

    1. Jackie says:

      Colleen, Thank you for the kind words. It is nice to hear that you like what I’m doing.

  6. Beth F says:

    Great list of posts — I remember them all :-) .

    And as you know, I used one yesterday to help a blogging friend!

    1. Jackie says:

      Beth, It is great when someone else remembers one of my posts and helps someone else with it. Thank you!

  7. Mome Rath says:

    Wow – what a productive weekend you’ve had! I’m impressed with the amount of discussion and good advice these past posts of yours have had (and many made me smile). I’d missed most of the posts since I found the blog late last year; the past posts I’ve looked up have generally been book reviews for books I’ve either read or are interested in reading. Thanks for compiling this!

    1. Jackie says:

      Mome Rath, Book reviews are quite easy to find on my blog now that I have the A-Z list, so it is good to know that you found this post useful for finding my other types of post. Thank you for the kind words!

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