Saturday, December 13, 2014

TOP 10 POSTS OF 2014 COUNTDOWN! Intro and Numbers 10 and 9

Over the past year, we published 173 posts here on the Stick Chick Blog.

WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU!  *sob*

As a part of the blog's year-end wrap up, let's count down the top 10 posts by views during that time. Views correlates strongly with shares, so these are also the posts most likely to have been shared over that period of time.

Note:  The most popular posts by category (by far) are "Shenanigans" posts which feature fakes and frauds in the martial arts, in case you were wondering. Yes, I am saddened you guys aren't reading and sharing the heck out of my really nerdy modern arnis technique posts.

#10: Shenanigans! Thomas Daw and the MFMA

Oh, Tommy Daw.  I wrote about him way back in February.  He's a fake Grand Master in a bunch of made-up arts, an online belt mill victim and perpetrator.  He sells his training via eBay and is not worth the relatively cheap cost for buying his courses.

This guy.
Tommy seems to have disappeared lately, but I'm sure he'll pop up again eventually.  He does that.  Read the post here.

#9: Five Things I Absolutely Hate About Being a Martial Artist

I wrote this post inspired by +Andrea Harkins' post on her blog, "5 Things I Absolutely Hate About the Martial Arts".  It's rare that you can read a post that resonates so quickly (I read Andrea's post, wrote this one, and posted it literally the next day).

I have nearly memorized this movie.
I'm still having trouble watching the fight scenes, especially now that there's more FMA influence in TV shows like "Arrow".  Read the post here.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the countdown coming soon!