Happy First Birthday, Virtual Hot Tub!

The Top 5 Posts on the Virtual Hot Tub

Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub is now one year old!

Actually, the first anniversary was on March 24th.  So I’m late, again.  But I’ve been so busy capturing vital events like Sci-Fi Weekender, Kurt Cobain’s passing, Easter and all the other stuff that I just haven’t had time to get round to celebrating it.

So it was 24th March 2013 when I first welcomed you all to bathe in the soothing waters of the Virtual Hot Tub.  Since then, I’ve posted all manner of weird and wonderful items on the blog.  But which ones have been the most popular?

I checked out the stats; and here, in reverse order, are the most read posts in the first year of the Virtual Hot Tub’s existence:

5. Skateboard Museum: Variflex Joker

There’s obviously loads of people searching the interweb for old school skateboards.  This post about my old Variflex skateboard has been constantly showing in blog results.  Nice post – shame about the photo.  I’ll remedy that soon.  Take another look here.

4. Questions #2: Full English Breakfast Ingredients

All of the “Questions” posts fared well in the rankings, particularly the food related items.  This one was the highest placed.  Read it again here.

3. Hammer Glamour

I went blog crazy in October with my Hallowe’en Horror Fest.  This post, which counted down the top ten Hammer Horror babes, has been incredibly popular.  Lots of people Googling sex and horror, I guess.  Check it out here.

2. The Best Man’s Speech

Over 150 people have read this post, commemorating the wedding of my friends Cathryn and Jarrod.  It’s nice that this article has been read so many times.  Have another look here.

So what’s the most read blog post on the Virtual Hot Tub, in the first year?  It is:

1. A Letter to the New York Post

This piece, which recounted my experiences in New York on September 11th, caught people’s attention much more than I thought it would.  I suppose it went “viral” – more than 475 views.  It certainly received an amazing, and heart warming, response.  Thanks to all who shared it.  Read it again here.

There you go: the top 5 blog posts on Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub.  Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of it.  Your contribution – and interest – has helped make this worthwhile.

Plenty more to come, so stay tuned.

Questions #2: Full English Breakfast Ingredients

Except it’s not a “full” English breakfast.  You only get to pick four items, not everything.

Remember recently we asked what five ingredients would you pick for a roast dinner?  This time we asked for colleagues favourite four items for a cooked breakfast.  Here are  the answers from the team.

Q: What would be your ideal four ingredients for a cooked breakfast?

Woody

  1. Bacon
  2. Sausage
  3. Fried egg
  4. Baked beans

Wolfie

  1. Black pudding
  2. Hash Brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Bacon (cooked properly!)

Jack

  1. Bacon
  2. Sausage
  3. Toast
  4. Baked Beans

Dan Webster

  1. Black Pudding
  2. Hash brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Sausage

Mark D

  1. Kippers
  2. Black pudding
  3. Crispy bacon
  4. Poached egg

Joe

  1. Sausage
  2. Bacon
  3. Hash brown
  4. Baked beans

Terry

  1. Egg
  2. Sausage
  3. Bacon
  4. Toast

Ben

  1. Fried egg
  2. Bacon
  3. Hash brown
  4. Black pudding

Jayne

  1. Beans
  2. Hash brown
  3. Sausage
  4. Bacon

Stu

  1. Sausage
  2. Bacon
  3. Fried egg
  4. Baked beans

Ashley

  1. Black pudding
  2. Hash brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Bacon

Me

  1. Sausage
  2. Black pudding
  3. Baked beans
  4. Hash brown

Does anyone want to collect this data and create a graph?!

Please feel free to add your chosen four items by replying below.  Any other suggestions for questions? Let me know.

More questions soon.