Top 10 blog posts by brainpickings.org

About Brainpickings.org

Brainpickings is a blog by Maria Popova. She reads a ton and writes about her learning into blog posts connecting, mixing and merging ideas. I would personally classify these blog posts under personal development and sometimes under productivity. Reading her blog posts are like investing in yourself, understanding yourself. Think of this a resource pool. Here are the top 10 blog posts ordered by the total number of mentions on twitter:

1) Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives
9.99 MTS score
5387 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

2) 100 Ideas That Changed the Web
9.99 MTS score
4703 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

3) What Books Do for the Human Spirit: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature
9.98 MTS score
3899 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

4) Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
9.97 MTS score
3528 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

5) How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity
9.96 MTS score
3333 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

6) How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently
9.96 MTS score
3128 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

7) 10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy
9.95 MTS score
2781 mentions on twitter
2 mentions on twitter by domain experts

8) The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine
9.95 MTS score
2772 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

9) How to Be Alone: An Antidote to One of the Central Anxieties and Greatest Paradoxes of Our Time
9.94 MTS score
2756 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

10) How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”
9.92 MTS score
2454 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

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MTS scores a blog post based on its mentions on twitter. Listed above are the top 10 blog posts in a particular blog. When on any page, use MTS extension to figure out if a page is worth your time.

Top 10 blog posts by farnamstreetblog

About Farnamstreetblog

Farnam street blog is written by Shane Parrish. I have come across this blog a number of times in the past but kept putting it off because of the long form content nature of the blog. Reading the blog posts looked like a lot of work, I never came around to reading them. I was also overwhelmed by the sheer number of blog posts. That changed when I listened to the podcast by Shane Parrish interviewing Naval Ravikanth. That interview established enough credibility for Shane Parrish & farnamstreetblog in my mind that I started finding good articles on his blog. Here are the top 10 blog posts from Farnam street:

1) Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking
9.16 MTS score
997 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

2) Understanding Speed and Velocity: Saying “NO” to the Non-Essential
8.83 MTS score
578 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

3) The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything
8.78 MTS score
539 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

4) The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
8.43 MTS score
310 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

5) Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)
8.35 MTS score
283 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

6) Why You Should Stop Reading News
8.25 MTS score
251 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

7) What You Can Learn from Fighter Pilots About Making Fast and Accurate Decisions
8.16 MTS score
227 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

8) Half Life: The Decay of Knowledge and What to Do About It
8.14 MTS score
222 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

9) First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge
8.09 MTS score
212 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

10) Friction: The Hidden Reality of What Holds People Back
8.07 MTS score
210 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

figure out if a blog post is worth your time

MTS scores a blog post based on its mentions on twitter. Listed above are the top 10 blog posts in a particular blog. When on any page, use MTS extension to figure out if a page is worth your time.

Top 10 blog posts by calnewport

About calnewport.com

calnewport.com is the personal blog of Cal Newport. The author is a computer science professor at Georgia Town University. I started following his blog after I read his book on deep work. His blogs are about productivity and study hacks. I personally find his blog posts as insightful as his books. Here are the top 10 blog posts sorted based on their mentions on twitter:

1) If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
9.95 MTS score
2960 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

2) Deep Habits: Jumpstart Your Concentration with a Depth Ritual – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
9.25 MTS score
1120 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

3) Does Living a Remarkable Life Require Courage or Effort? – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.82 MTS score
570 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

4) You Can Be Busy or Remarkable — But Not Both – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.70 MTS score
475 mentions on twitter
1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

5) Mastering Linear Algebra in 10 Days: Astounding Experiments in Ultra-Learning – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.68 MTS score
467 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

6) Knowledge Workers are Bad at Working (and Here’s What to Do About It…) – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.64 MTS score
438 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

7) Books – Deep Work, So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport
8.64 MTS score
436 mentions on twitter
2 mentions on twitter by domain experts

8) On Digital Minimalism – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.63 MTS score
431 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

9) How We Sent a Man to the Moon Without E-mail and Why it Matters Today – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.51 MTS score
349 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

10) “Write Every Day” is Bad Advice: Hacking the Psychology of Big Projects – Study Hacks – Cal Newport
8.45 MTS score
323 mentions on twitter
0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

figure out if a blog post is worth your time

MTS scores a blog post based on its mentions on twitter. Listed above are the top 10 blog posts in a particular blog. When on any page, use MTS extension to figure out if a page is worth your time.

 

Top 10 blog posts by Moz

About moz

Moz is one of the most popular blogs on SEO. Moz has tons of content on SEO. Based on mentions on twitter we identified the most popular posts by Moz.

Top 10 blog posts by Moz:

1) How to Do a Content Audit [Updated for 2017]
 9.99 MTS score
 5844 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

2) 4 Ways to Build Trust and Humanize Your Brand
 9.99 MTS score
 5280 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

3) 5 Hacks for Creating and Promoting the Right Content
 9.99 MTS score
 5183 mentions on twitter
 2 mentions on twitter by domain experts

4) My Single Best SEO Tip for Improved Web Traffic
 9.99 MTS score
 4389 mentions on twitter
 1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

5) Your Google Algorithm Cheat Sheet: Panda, Penguin, and Hummingbird
 9.99 MTS score
 4220 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

6) When Is a Blog the Right Form of Content Marketing?
 9.99 MTS score
 4082 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

7) How to Perform the Ultimate Local SEO Audit
 9.99 MTS score
 4076 mentions on twitter
 0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

8) The Illustrated SEO Competitive Analysis Workflow
 9.98 MTS score
 4065 mentions on twitter
 2 mentions on twitter by domain experts

9) 10 Predictions for 2016 in SEO & Web Marketing
 9.98 MTS score
 4041 mentions on twitter
 4 mentions on twitter by domain experts

10) My Recipe for Success: How to Launch a Successful Blog
 9.98 MTS score
 3932 mentions on twitter
 1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

figure out if a blog post is worth your time

MTS scores a blog post based on its mentions on twitter. Listed above are the top 10 blog posts in a particular blog. When on any page, use MTS extension to figure out if a page is worth your time.

 

 

Top 10 blog posts on Backlinko

About Backlinko:

Backlinko is a blog by Brian Dean focused on SEO. I was introduced to this blog by Hiten Shah‘s(twitter) newsletter. What I like about Backlinko is that Brian has few blog posts but keeps updating them frequently. This way you are kind of guaranteed that the content is likely to be super relevant to you.

Top 10 blog posts on Backlinko:

1) Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List (2018)
 10.00 MTS score
 6631 mentions on twitter
 1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

2) Conversion Rate Optimization Techniques (100+ Techniques and Free PDF)
 9.99 MTS score
 3816 mentions on twitter
 2 mentions on twitter by domain experts

3) On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page (2018 Update)
 9.98 MTS score
 3145 mentions on twitter
 0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

4) We Analyzed 1 Million Google Search Results. Here’s What We Learned About SEO
 9.98 MTS score
 2935 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

5) Viral Marketing Case Study: How a Brand New Blog Generated 17,584 Visitors In One Day
 9.98 MTS score
 2784 mentions on twitter
 1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

6) LINK BUILDING FOR SEO:The Definitive Guide (2018 Update)
 9.96 MTS score
 2310 mentions on twitter
 0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

7) How to Get 260.7% More Organic Traffic In 14 Days (New Strategy + Case Study)
 9.95 MTS score
 2163 mentions on twitter
 0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

8) 17 Insanely Actionable List Building Strategies (That Work Fast)
 9.95 MTS score
 2115 mentions on twitter
 3 mentions on twitter by domain experts

9) The Definitive Guide To SEO In 2018
 9.95 MTS score
 2047 mentions on twitter
 0 mentions on twitter by domain experts

10) White Hat SEO Case Study: How To Get a #1 Ranking
 9.94 MTS score
 1932 mentions on twitter
 1 mentions on twitter by domain experts

Thoughts after reading through them:

The posts are super long and exhaustive. This means you are going to take some time to finish these posts particularly since you are going to reflect on some of the points mentioned in each of these posts. Take your time, it is worth it.

Note:

The ranking might not be super accurate. While crawling it was noticed that some of the urls have changed. This makes it difficult to accurately find the number of times it was shared on twitter. This list will be updated over a period of time as our algorithms gets better and better at handling these corner cases. I thought I will publish this even though this ranking is not perfect as I still found the top 10 useful.

How did I make this top 10 list?

If you follow the right people on twitter, you will get good “new” content. But just because something is new, does not make it the best stuff out there. In order to figure out the best content to read, that I can learn from, I wrote a script that collects the mentions of a link on twitter. Based on these mentions, I score the links out of 10. Showing above are the top 10 links from a chosen website.

I am converting this script into a tool where you can find the top links on any website or get a score of a link (to verify if it is worth your time). If you want to notified of the product when we launch, sign up here