Top ten blog articles of all time – my blog, of course

Mauthe Mantel clock, circa 1938

Every blogger knows that it takes time to build a popular blog and unless you have a surefire winning formula right off the mark it takes months if not years to build a loyal following.

Many blogs fail within the first few months out of frustration yet patience, determination and some hard work is all it takes to find a rhythm that works.

Daniel Dakota wall clock

With over 130,500 page views since 2015, upwards of 4000 average monthly views and over 900 views per week I recently checked my stats to find the 10 most popular blogs of all time.

The experts are going elsewhere and that is fine with me because this blog was never intended to appeal to those running a repair business or involved in the commerce of antique clocks

Here they are. Click on the links to see what all the fuss is about.

#1. How to wind a mechanical clock

#2. Mauthe Mantel Clock

#3. What is my clock worth?

#4. Daniel Dakota wall clock

#5. Forestville mantel clock

#6. Smiths Enfield mantel clock

#7. My clock collection

#8. Clock key sizes – do you have the right one?

#9. Floating balance no longer “floats”

#10 Sessions Westminster A Mantel Clock

Some on the list do not surprise me as there are many who drop by looking for advice concerning a recent clock acquisition, the correct winding key, how to wind an antique clock, what my clock is worth while others on the list are somewhat puzzling.

Forestville mantel clock
Forestville time and strike mantel clock

I am sure that most who click on Forestville mantel clock expect a clock from the Black Forest region of Germany and are disappointed to find a reference to a small clock company that operated between the 1920s and 1970s in Toronto, Canada or a floating balance from an obscure German clock co-operative called Dugena.

A Floating balance on a Dugena mantel clock

More importantly, the top 10 or even the top 20 articles tell me that most who come to this blog are either dabbling in clock collecting or repair, just received an antique clock and want to know more about it, have some knowledge and want to learn more or have immersed themselves in clock repair hobby and are rabid for any information they can find.

The experts are going elsewhere and that is fine with me because this blog was never intended to appeal to those running a repair business, involved in the commerce of antique clocks or those interested in extreme restoration.


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