Classically Inclined

April 12, 2013

Top ten blog posts – year two

Filed under: Meta — lizgloyn @ 7:39 pm

Gosh, another blog-versary! Today marks two years of blogging since my first cautious forays into the medium. It’s been another good and productive year – I’ve noticed my blogging starting to swing a bit more towards my research and away from the ‘hints and tips’ sort of post, but those are still proving popular in the archives. So, here are the top ten posts from the last year – some similarities to last year’s list, but some new entries as well. Enjoy!

  1. How to write a thesis introduction – I have to say I’m astonished at how popular this ‘how to’ post has been over the past year. Does just what it says on the tin, and apparently there’s a market for it!
  2. How to write a conference abstract – again, another popular ‘how to’ post that seems to fill a need in the market.
  3. Film Review: Immortals – my comments on the 2011 film. Not, I have to admit, usually reached by classical reception search terms, but never mind.
  4. Tips For Conferences, or “Don’t Wear Pearls” – the ‘how to’ guide to conference, which includes how to actually write the conference paper once you’ve got the abstract accepted.
  5. Pompeii in Times Square – some comments on the 2011 exhibition in Times Square. I’m quietly wondering whether a parallel write-up of the British Museum’s new exhibition will do so well in the traffic ratings when it goes up.
  6. Book review: Becoming a critically reflective teacher – Stephen D. Brookfield – deals with the critical incident questionnaire, mainly found by people googling for book reviews.
  7. The Shield of Achilles – a new entry! Classical reception thoughts on W.H. Auden’s poem.
  8. Writing a cover letter to a journal – another how-to, that does exactly what it says on the tin.
  9. Some Selected Penis Poetry – some of my translations of the Priapea poems. I suspect whoever finds this via googling is not finding what they are looking for.
  10. The sex lives of Homeric heroines – more on the Priapea (can’t think why that does well with traffic), this time wondering about how much elegaic and satirical poems reconstruct the sex lives of the women in Homer, and why.

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