Popular Content: Top Five Most-Clicked Pages From The Wudder's First Year
As evidenced by the above photo, the Army of Me currently heading up Something In The Wudder’s editorial staff, has always been competitive.
Not only with others, but when necessary, ourselves.
"First year” is a bit of a misnomer, since we only went live six months ago.
Still, we will be counting down our five most-clicked pages of the calendar year, from five to one, every New Year’s Day from here.
So for anyone who missed any one of these along the way, happens to be visiting for the first time, or is immersed enough in Wudder World that they wanna know which pieces got the most peeps…here ya go:
This one is a sequel, of sorts, to July 31st’s “Misty Wudder-Colored Portraits of the Artist As A Young Man: Grade Seven Tryin’ To Kill Me!”. For those scoring at home on the first installment’s title, that’s a combination Streisand/South Jersey/James Joyce/Master P reference. If you figured out all four degrees of that before we told you? You May Be An Okayplayer. But anyway, back to “Mo’ Misty”. Like Hollywood, we don’t make sequels unless folks show up the first time. This piece, a tale of a kindergarten/third-grade crush, did bigger business than its predecessor. It even inspired some of our loyal readers, chiefly among them our OG Central School homie Laurie Townsend: Web Detective, to track down the long-lost object of our young self’s affection, on Facebook. However, while this story may have been a sequel, life is not a rom-com: Lisa has yet to accept our friend request :..(
This birthday tribute, to my sole sibling, sat atop the Wudder charts for the whole summer after it debuted. It’s also, we believe, unofficially still the Facebook update article that generated the most likes/loves thus far. With one notable exception…..*wait for it*….my little sister ;)
It took a King Speech from the multiple-time “top thief and scorer in the league” to knock my little sis out of her spot. Even in retirement, AI's still putting up big numbers.
This one was a surprise, not only the amount of clicks it got, but how polarizing it seemed to be for some people, both on and off line. No apologies coming on this end. A follow-up, once we see how this tragedy plays out legally, is probably coming as well. The title of this piece, is a nod to the Hemingway novel, combined with a Brad Pitt-starring Western from ten years ago. RIP Joey.
Allen Iverson’s reign on the top was shorter than Allen Iverson. Six days after setting the high-wudder mark, with an article on the Hall of Fame induction of our favorite Sixer, this comes out doing Wilt Chamberlain numbers. Pick any crazy Chamberlain number you want. 100 in one night in Hershey, 50 points plus 25 boards per-game for a full season, 20K in a lifetime, etc. This shattered all of our old records, at a level that can’t be fully articulated. Which feels like another fitting tribute, to the subject of this tribute. Much Love, Ry.
Happy New Year, Everybody!
Thanks For All The Love & Support You Showed The Wudder Last Year.
Hopefully It's The First Of Many More We Share Together Here.
Peace and Love,
JAN 1, 2017