Although blogging at So Good did not begin until mid-August of 2007, the amount of “food, folks and fun” that we packed into those 4 1/2 months is surely enough to get me arrested in 23 of the lower 48 states.
The Top 6 So Good blog posts of 2007 have been selected based on several criteria: total views, # of comments, attention generated elsewhere in the blogosphere and reader satisfaction. Why 6? Because I just thought these posts stood out above the rest, and five alone wouldn’t suffice. So without further ado, here are your Top 6 posts of 2007:
The most viewed blog post in So Good history, thanks to being the #3 result on Google for “Whopper Freakout” (which lead to an additional 4,000 people visiting So Good). This post was linked to by 11 other blogs, and also inspired the most conversation of any So Good post so far, with 67 comments.
What happens when the person who essentially writes, “OMG! Everyone likes grilled cheese with Kraft Singles! Super Yummy!” in your blog comments turns out to be the VP of Marketing for Kraft Foods? People laugh their asses off.
A) People in New England eat steak bombs for decades.
B) Suddenly a sub shop patents the term.
C) Said sub shop sends cease and desist letter to its nearest competitor. Demands they stop using the term “steak bomb.”
D) Consumers flock to So Good, mock sub shop for their brazen, yet laughable power grab.
It’s amazing how intrigued people are by bizarre combinations of food.
The post that “started it all,” leading to a string of 7 or 8 posts observing the comedy of errors in Kraft’s online Happy Sandwich campaign. After a NY Times article talking about the new Happy Sandwich MySpace page, no one at Kraft logged into the page to post a notice saying it wouldn’t go live until two weeks later, leaving an untended MySpace page with no information, thus affording me a golden opportunity to mock Kraft Foods for having no friends – just like in high school.
With a snark heavy analysis, I introduce my readers to Bacon Salt, the breakthrough new seasoning of 2007.
Thanks everyone for a great 2007. Hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I do writing them.