I have a few posts that have done really well that I'm proud of. For example, The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes, a look back on my childhood, won a jury prize one week at Yeah Write and I am really happy with the way it came out. It is my fourth most-read post to date.
What troubles me is that the three above it really aren't my best work.
There was one, Get Ready For The Questions (#3), that tugged on the heart strings as I discussed the impending death of my dog and dealing with explaining it to my 5 year old son. I don't think it's my best piece of writing, but it's better than the top two.
Number 2 of the top 4 is the post I wrote after BlogHer, Yes, There Were Vibrators. One day I noticed my stats going up like crazy and when I checked the source, I was getting a lot of readers via The New York Times. Thinking this must be a mistake, I read the article they were sent to me by and lo and behold, that article did actually link back to my post! It's not a bad post. But it is just a recap post after an exhilarating and exhausting weekend.
A few weeks ago, I received a spam comment about salsa dancing on this post about Corn Salsa. Haha, I get it, salsa dancing, corn salsa. Funny. I deleted the comment. Not too long after, I got another comment, but this one wasn't in English. And then another. Each day, my stats were skyrocketing and they were all for this silly little post about how I don't like corn salsa. This post has gotten more page views than any other by more than double.
Far be it from me to turn my nose up at any page views, but it seems like my blog legacy is going to just be those times I wrote about corn salsa and vibrators. I've poured my heart and soul into writing about family, my childhood, my past. I've edited those posts, labored over the words and done all I could to get them into just the right order and in the end, the posts most people read weren't the ones I would have like them to read.
If you're new to my blog, please look around and check out some of my other posts. Please don't let my legacy be corn salsa and vibrators.