I’ve been thinking about this recently…on the one hand, I want to provide easy access to the posts which are most popular. I’d like to think that these posts are most popular for a reason, in general. On the other hand, once a post is in this “most popular” list, it’s inclined to stay there.
Giving easy access to the posts which are the most popular pretty much guarantees that those posts will STAY the most popular.
Not sure what I want to do about this…I though about making it random; but I’m not sure that would really serve the purpose I have in mind.
Perhaps I’ll just randomly alter the selection – sometimes the top 10, sometimes the bottom 10; sometimes a group somewhere in the middle. I’ll just introduce some variables, and see what happens.