Disclosure: I haven't been compensated in any way to write this post; I do so because you are awesome and I want to help you. :)
If your blog is more than a few weeks old and updated frequently, I'm sure you can relate to this thought scenario:
"I've just spent the better part of a day/morning/evening putting this post together...that I think just might be some of my best work...and dang-it, after a few days, when it rolls off the front page, nobody's gonna remember it, or know how to find it, and MAN <insert wincing>, I wish there was a way to keep this stuff fresh...."
I used to think so, too.
But then I found and installed the LinkWithin widget.
|A virtual blog archive tour guide|
If you don't already have this widget (or one that functions similarly) on your blog,
why are you depriving your readers of all your great stuff?
Help people find your stuff.
Since I installed it (with about 10 weeks worth of archives saved up),
(according to Blogger stats) my blog has had 2,500+ page views referred by LinkWithin.
That's 2,500+ times that my ARCHIVED POSTS have been viewed (via LinkWithin alone).
2,500+ confirmed times that someone ON PURPOSE decided to read more than one post in one visit.
2,500+ times that all that hard work didn't get left behind (under a virtual pile of mite-infested dust). Ick.
Installing the widget is easy and there is NO sign-up or advertising.
Just visit LinkWithin and follow the simple directions.
No HTML knowledge needed.
You won't be sorry.
Oh, and if your blog is on Blogger, there's a customizable "popular post" widget that you can install in your sidebar, header or footer. I just recently added one; it looks like this:
This widget will always fill with my 10 most viewed posts, in descending order.
If I visited your blog today, could I easily find your most popular posts? Or are they gathering dust?
I am happy to answer any questions.
Hope this has been helpful!