Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Most Popular On the Brink Series of 2016

This photo is from my series on local parks which did not
make the list of the most popular series.
Series have always been popular on On the Brink, but this year I published more series than ever. As list season continues, here are the three most popular series that came out this year:

1. My Halloween posts on the dead and the environment made up by far the most popular series of the year. For some reason, the three posts here, here, and here drew considerable ghoulish attention. I think the titles of the individual posts had something to do with it.

2. The second most popular series focused on the Standing Rock pipeline controversy. This seven-part series focused on the geographic and historic background of the issue. Here is a link to the last post in the series which links to the six previous ones. Although President Obama stopped the pipeline, the issue is far from over. I expect the issue will heat up under the new administration.

3. Everyone loves my photo series on the National Monuments which follows from my complete series on all the U.S. National Parks. This link takes you to the last post in the series which links to the previous ones.

Honorable Mention

I do have one honorable mention. I devoted quite a lot of time on my 10 Days of Karst series which focused on 10 themes in karst science and policy. The posts provide a nice background on karst for introductory science students or the general public. These posts were not wildly popular, but I hope they get more attention over time. Here is a link to the last post in the series which links to the previous 9 posts.

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