By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm:
With the writing of the 300th post, we are glad to have stuck with a two-posts per week schedule since January of 2011. As we hit this third milestone, I took a look at the roundup of posts that Google Analytics declares the most frequently read posts in the most recent set, and the list appears to offer a little of everything. If there is a theme that ties them together, I think it is this: The readers gravitate toward the unconventional. The posts drawing the most eyes have focused on the following:
- Applying ancient rhetoric to today's legal persuasion (the top post!);
- A defense perspective on the hottest plaintiff's approach (the Reptile);
- Several modern cognitive science discussions of 'truthiness,' prior beliefs, decisional mindset and visualization;
- A conversational essay about a conversational brief;
- Unexpected implications of common tools like analogies and graphics;
- A discussion of settlement instead of trial persuasion.
Whether you, like me, are curious about what readers read, or if you're just looking to catch up on any hits you might have missed, here is the top ten from the last hundred.