In a time honoured blogging-in-December tradition, here is the run down of our five most popular posts this year in order of hits.
- We Need To Do Something About Television – a post on a shocking Italian reality TV show filmed in a refugee camp. Yes, seriously. [Written by Rowan Emslie]
- Working For The Poverty Barons – a look inside the oft-misunderstood world of development consultancies. [Written by Julia Lipowiecka]
- Networking: A guide for interns – a somewhat snarky take on the difficulties of networking for bottom rungers. [Written by Iris Leikanger]
- Optimism In Africa – an examination of polling and the importance of governance in measurements of optimism. [Written by John Favini]
- Before The Internship: What I’m expecting – useful for prospective interns and employers alike, some nice insight into what expectations first-time interns have before entering an NGO. [Written by Ben Butcher]
We’re delighted to announce that we hit our first 10,000 hits late last month. For those of you who were interested in this whydev.org published article by me about how useful Reddit is for development organisations/blogs/websites, more than 40% of those 10,000 hits were generated through the so-called ‘frontpage of the internet’. Ignore it at your peril, particularly as it seems that Facebook has begun its inevitable decline.
We’re excited to develop this site as we continue to work out exactly where we fit in the wide world of the development blogosphere. We’d like to thank our good friends at whydev.org and Aidsource for support and feedback in the last few months.
Finally, we’re always looking to publish new writers (our No 2 most popular post was written by a guest writer) as well as invite people to join our core team of talents.
Go ahead and take a look at the Submissions page – we’re excited to hear from you.
Here’s to more posts, hits and voices in 2013.