The 10 Most Popular GeekDad Articles of 2011


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2011 was another great year for GeekDad, and we want to thank all of you, our readers. This blog is in no small part a labor of love for us, and we’re always very gratified when our words have some meaningful effect on others. In that vein, we want to make sure you know that we never take our readership for granted.

To that end, we’ve put together a list of the ten GeekDad articles that received the most page views during the calendar year 2011. You may have read some of these before, but we hope you’ll take a look at any you haven’t and maybe reread a few. #1 on the list was not in doubt, as Jonathan Liu’s 5 Best Toys of All Time was the first GeekDad post ever that really went viral — and pulled in nearly ten times as many page views as the second place article! At #3 we find an article that was actually published in 2009, but got a pretty steady flow of readers throughout 2011. And if you’ve wondered why we write pieces about a lot of Google Doodles, you can see from this list, with two such articles in the Top 10 — and one of those at #2.

Are there any 2011 GeekDad posts you particularly enjoyed but that aren’t on the list? We’d love to know about them, because we’d like to make 2012 an even better year.

10. Top 4 Skylander Characters Revealed by Andy Robertson

9. Psychology of Cartoons – Part 1: Scooby-Doo by Curtis Silver

8. Seriously, Google: A Doodle About Ice Cream Sundaes? by Matt Blum

7. Why Skyrim Is Horrible for the Economy by Dave Banks

6. 20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published by Matt Blum

5. Neutrinos and the Speed of Light — A Primer on the CERN Study by Brian McLaughlin

4. Quality Cosplay From Long Beach Comic Con 2011 (Gallery) by Ken Denmead

3. 30 Classic Games for Simple Outdoor Play by Jenny Williams

2. Jim Henson Google Doodle Lets You Try Your Hand at Digital Puppetry by Kathy Ceceri

1. The 5 Best Toys of All Time by Jonathan Liu

Happy New Year from all of us here at GeekDad!

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