There's a nice meme just started, asking people to list their Top 24 posts of 2004 (via). I decided to check out my web stats and dig out the most-visited posts of 2004 for Read/Write Web. They may not necessarily be "the best" posts in terms of quality, but the people have spoken and the following posts were the most popular. Actually a lot of my favourites did make it to the list, which is great. A few odd ones too, that I wouldn't have picked. 

Here is my top of the pops for 2004:

1. Interview with Marc Canter

2. The Fractal Blogosphere

3. There is no End User

4. Weblogs as Avatars: some thoughts

5. Knowledge Management for Generation Y

6. Analysing Bloglines Subscriber Stats

7. Internal Corporate Blogging 

8. A Theory of Synchronicity for the Web

9. Information Flow

10. A New Kind of Literacy

11. Fractal Web applied to Blogging

12. Reaching for the Golden Ring (or Getting Paid)

13. Multimedia Blogging

14. Mama don't let your baby grow up to be a Generalist

15. We're all on the same page

16. Stasis and Synchronicity

17. Reliance

18. Notes on Tim O'Reilly's Oscon 2004 speech

19. Quick thoughts on Kottke's Re-Design

20. Knowledge Management in the Real World

NB: I interrupt the list there, because turns out there's nothing after early August - not even the Slashdotted Lucas Gonze interview in October. That surprises me, but I guess it goes to show how much extra traffic Google brings for a blog post in the months following its publication. So to make up for the lack of recent stuff, to finish my Top 24 list here are 4 of my favourite posts from September-November 2004:

* Why Yahoo! + RSS = Good Thing

* Content Renaissance On The Web

* Tim O'Reilly Interview

* Branding Microcontent

There you have it, those are my most popular posts of 2004! I'd love to read other peoples lists. It's a good way to get to know a blogger's interests and themes. Plus, for the writer, it's a handy way to build up a recommendation list for new readers.