The attempt of this rudimentary study is to determine which topics are most popular with blog readers. The limitations of this study are numerous and so cannot be enumerated here. They include the small N of blogs, which were chosen at random (i.e., those that came first to my mind), the importance or pace of currents news, and of course, the assumption that the comments of a particular post indicate that the post itself is popular with readers. However, I think that most bloggers determine the success or failure of a post based on both their comments boxes and their inboxes. Since I do not have access to their inboxes, I have chosen their comments boxes as the sole variable of post popularity. Other than that, I've used my best judgment and many Greek symbols to come up with a mathematical formula (or Microsoft Windows XP Calculator) of post popularity, whose *p, **p, ***p, and ****p should be relevantly significant on at least some level.
The following list comprises the random sample and results of my test:
Right Wing News
(1) A Terrorist Thanks to the Anti-War Movement. Comments (43), Trackback (1). Topic: Terrorism.
(2) America Should Get Rid of Their Nukes. What Could Happen? Comments (32), Trackback (2). Topic: International.
(1) Meanwhile, In Gallia Transalpina . . . Comments (105), Trackback (2). Topic: International.
(2) A Lone Idiot With a Keyboard. Comments (98), Trackback (3). Topic: Other Bloggers.