I’m prompted by this trending post on my Jhohadli blog to do a check in here to see what’s been trending for the past month here on the blog (where the last what’s trending post was at the end of September and January before that). As is my usual with these posts, this is mostly a way of boosting posts you may have missed. Also, as Antigua and Barbuda is now coming out of Independence season (Independence being November 1st – Happy 41st anniversary), I’m curious to see what the season has wrought as there’s usually an interest in cultural content in the build-up to the big day.
(Pictured is one of our Independence awardees. See the latest Carib Lit Plus for more)
Over the last 30 days, the top trending posts and pages here on the Wadadli Pen blog 1-10 have been.
1- “Nobody go run me” (lyrics)
2 – Antiguan and Barbudan Poetry
3 – Commonwealth Short Story Prize Reminder, Judges Announcement
4 – Antiguan and Barbudan Cultural Icon – Paul King Obstinate Richards
6 – Antigua and Barbuda’s Other-Other-Other ‘Anthem’
8 – Antiguan and Barbudan Writings
9 – Land of Democracy (lyrics)
10 – Antigua and Barbuda Children’s Literature
It makes sense to me. 1, 6, and 9 are part of the Wadadli Pen project to build a song lyrics data base and are patriotic songs (fit for the season). 7 is Independence specific – youth rally being one of the top seasonal events – only this post is from 2015. But as I myself was looking for youth rally pictures even though I attended, I understand. It also makes sense that the search for nationalistic content will have people rifling through the literary database – 2, 8, 10, including artist profiles – 4. Also Wadadli Pen is a literary resource and the Commonwealth short story comp (3) had a November 1 deadline; hope there are many submissions from Antigua and Barbuda.
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