Top Ten Posts For November 2013
1. Pocket Dalek Knitting Pattern Feb. 18, 2013 34
2. The Cows of Seven Sisters Nov. 18, 2013 22
3. The TARDIS of Brighton Pier Nov. 15, 2013 22
4. Ray Bradbury Loves Dinosaurs Oct. 8, 2013 19
5. Looking for Alec & Zoe Calendar: Pt. 1 Nov. 28, 2012 19
6. A Day in Brighton Nov. 7, 2013 15
7. Eating Out in Brighton Nov. 21, 2013 15
8. Recovering From My Seven Sisters Nov. 14, 2013 14
9. Visiting My Seven Sisters: Pt. 2 Nov. 12, 2013 13
10. Rex Dalek & K-9 Visit Krispy Kreme Nov. 8, 2013 13
Two of October's Top Ten Posts remained on the list for November. While "Looking for Alec & Zoe Calendar: Part 1" fell from first to fifth, "Ray Bradbury Loves Dinosaurs" clung to its Fourth Place for a second month in a row. The Daleks may have been shut out in October, but they surged back onto the list last month, with "Pocket Dalek Knitting Pattern" and "Rex Dalek & K-9 Visit Krispy Kreme." Perhaps their resurgence was fueled by the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of Doctor Who, given that my acquisition of the Doctor's time machine attracted readers to "The TARDIS of Brighton Pier." And while travel blogs are usually popular, I couldn't help but notice that four of them--"A Day Out in Brighton," "Eating Out in Brighton," "Recovering From My Seven Sisters," and "Rex Dalek & K-9 Visit Krispy Kreme"--involved food. Mmm…Subway Tandoori Chicken Sandwiches, Cornish Pasties, Quavers, Fish & Chips, and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Five essential English Food Groups!
|K-9 & Rex visit Subway in Brighton|
Two entries, "Pocket Dalek Knitting Pattern" and "Looking for Alec & Zoe Calendar: Part 1" climbed higher on my My Ten Most Popular Posts, which suggests that not only do readers love Daleks so much that they want them in their own homes, but also that they enjoy stories about the kindness of strangers. While it's always nice to accomplish Great Deeds and Herculean Tasks, sometimes it's the smallest of our actions--those that may never be noted or commented upon or hailed by others--that can make a huge impact on a person's life. I may not know that cabbie's name, but I'll never forget him, and I'll always be grateful to him. Without his help, we might never have reached Pinner, where one of my favorite British comedies, "May To December," was filmed.
Finally, last month The Dragon's Cache enjoyed 1,589 page views. That's one hundred more than the previous all-time high, and nearly three hundred more than the average for the past three months. So people are reading the blog, and hopefully, in some way, it beneficially impacts their lives.
You know, just like the mere mention of dinosaurs made Ray Bradbury smile.