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Anniversary Week—Part I

Tomorrow, December 17th, will be the one-year anniversary when Jack Flacco: The Official Site went live. In celebration of this milestone, I will present the Top 5 Most Popular Monday Mayhem posts of 2013.

Before we get to that, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited my site over the course of the year. It’s been quite a ride, folks. We’ve delved into zombies, zombie apocalypses and the like, and we had fun with one of this year’s most notable movie titles (i.e. World War Z).

I don’t share this information freely, but I thought it appropriate given the nature of the festivities for the coming week. Here are some stats* you might find interesting:

  • Total views since going live: 47,562
  • The most views in one day: 463
  • Most views in one month: 5,244 views in March 2013
  • Most visitors in one month: 2,537 visitors in November 2013
  • The country with the most views: 24,646 views from the United States

* Statistics range from December 17, 2012 – December 16, 2013 as at 7:01am EST.

Let’s move along to the main attraction. When choosing the Top 5 Most Popular Monday Mayhem posts, I first wanted to present them based on amount of views. The more I thought of it though, more it didn’t make sense. For instance, a visitor may pop into the site and hit the same post several times within the day. I didn’t think it fair, considering there could have only been two visitors for that day and a hundred views.

Next, I thought I’d use comments as the benchmark. You know, the more comments a post has, the more popular it is. Again, I didn’t think it represented a good way to measure popularity given I can comment on my own post a dozen times and push it ahead on the popularity scale.

No, what I used is the number of “likes” a post has garnered throughout the year. It will not only present a fair representation of popularity for a post but also prevents users from gaming the system with multiple “likes”.

Okay, enough chitchat.

The Top 5 Most Popular Monday Mayhem posts of 2013:

  1. Neuron

    Zombie Apocalypse: Causes“The other day, an article published October 29, 2007 on titled 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen, caught my eye. I typically base most of my posts on multiple sources. However, because the site’s article instilled such a horrible chill in my bones, I decided to focus my entire Monday Mayhem…” ~101 likes

  2. Discovery Special: It Could Happen
    Discovery Special: It Could Happen

    Zombie Apocalypse: Ground Zero“I’ve always wondered if a zombie apocalypse were to take place now, where would it hit first? It’s Monday Mayhem and this has been on my mind all weekend. You know, I’ve thought about this question. It’s not one of those precious topics floating around lunchrooms across America. Like, how many Twitter followers does Lady…” ~88 likes

  3. The Zombie Run
    The Zombie Run

    The Zombie Run“If you have a soft stomach, I suggest you leave—now. If not, I have news that may be beneficial to your health. For a while, I’ve followed an event so scary, so shocking, and so exciting; I couldn’t let it go much longer without including it in my Monday Mayhem series. Some of you already…” ~85 likes

  4. Fast Zombie (photo credit: Plan B)
    Fast Zombie (photo credit: Plan B)

    Fast Zombies“Now that World War Z is part of movie history, perhaps this is a good time to have a heart to heart talk. I don’t think I’m spoiling anything if I were to ask a simple question. Some folks might have their opinions, and quite frankly, I’m interested in hearing what those opinions are. After…” ~78 likes

  5. Jack Flacco takes you to the edge of horror
    Jack Flacco takes you to the edge of horror

    My Book Release“It’s not every day I can say tomorrow I have a book releasing. It’s not as if I write a book every day. That’d make me one fast writer, for sure. It would also make me an incredible genius. Believe me, as much as I’d like to punch myself in the arm, no way would…” ~75 likes

Come back Wednesday when I reveal the Top 5 Most Popular Women Who Wow Wednesday posts of 2013. Don’t miss it!


Do you have a favorite Monday Mayhem post you’d recommend to your friends?


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

19 thoughts on “Anniversary Week—Part I

  1. I know I am a little late to the party on this article but I wanted to say congratulations on a wonderful year. This website is the one that I most frequently visit since discovering. Interestingly enough, I discovered it from your #1 zombie post when I did a search. After that one day, I was hooked. I look forward to hearing about the great numbers on your second anniversary.
    jerry b

  2. Congratulations Jack. And I finished reading Ranger Martin very recently – a great read, an interesting take on how it all happened and some engaging characters. I hope your blog readers take the time to read it!

  3. It seems appropriate that your causes post is #1. Who of us doesn’t have some perfectly plausible idea of how the zombie apocalypse will begin?

    Congrats on a year in the blogging world! Looking forward to 2014!

      1. Funny, I was only thinking this morning about how a zombie outbreak might occur. Toxins in perfume and zombies that speed up and slow down in cycles. . . Will have to put the idea on the backburner or sell it.

  4. Congrats on the anniversary, Jack! Your views and visits are really impressive.
    No use starting to recommend a favourite post – the list would be endless.

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