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”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Top 10 RSS clicks

(Speaking of Feedburner...) As much as a stats nerd as I am, I’ve never paid too much attention to the data Feedburner provides on which items have been most “popular” among the (now ~10k) people who read 43F through the RSS feed. In fact, I only realized the other day that I can actually see which items have gotten the most “clicks” since day one.

If you’re curious about which posts were a hit in their time with the XML-enabled geekerati, read on.

  1. Hack your way out of writer’s block (4343 clicks)
  2. Request a library book…via Amazon (2304 clicks)
  3. Efficient little GTD package (741 clicks)
  4. Life inside one big text file (734 clicks)
  5. Impressive paper-based project management workflow (716 clicks)
  6. 43 Folders Wiki (649 clicks)
  7. Mark Hurst reviews “Typeit4me” (639 clicks)
  8. Next actions: Both physical and visible (627 clicks)
  9. David Allen: Handy lists to maintain (615 clicks)
  10. 43 Folders @ OS X Con (576 clicks)
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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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