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Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in BlaBla, Featured | 1 comment

Best of BlaBla 2011 – The Top 15 Posts

With the new year upon us, it’s appropriate for us to take a quick glance in the rearview mirror to see what Blablanians were reading in 2011.


Here’s a list of our 15 most popular posts from the last calendar year. And it’s quickly apparent that our blanket coverage of the U2 360° Concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town dominated visitor views. In fact concert tour information in general seems to be an area that visitors have come to rely on us for, with U2, Coldplay and the Kings of Leon posts making up almost half of the Top 15. In fact, if we include the non-appearance of Bon Jovi in that assessment, it’s more than half the list.

Other highlights include the #5 position of one of our top posts from 2010 – our story covering the launch of 8ta, the Telkom mobile service. The fact that the post was made in 2010 and is still popular more than a year later is testament to the inability of people to read – check some of the almost 100 comments on that post to see what I mean – and also to our reasonably high Google SA ranking for the term “” which sort of suggests that people are still typing URLs into the Google search field… Probably the same people who keep leaving us nonsensical comments on the post.

The Top 3 celebrities on our best of list for 2011 were Cameron Diaz, Yvonne Strahovski and Martin Solveig. The SA Music Awards and the Blackberry Torch 9800 also made the Top 15, as did our Illustrated Guide to Buying iTunes Vouchers in South Africa.

Here’s the full list:

  1. U2 South Africa 2011 360° Degree Concert Tour Details
  2. Coldplay in South Africa – Ticket Pricing Details and Stadium Layouts
  3. U2 Ticket Prices & Stadium Plans for Joburg & Cape Town 2011 360° Degree Tour
  4. U2 360° South Africa Concert Parking & Transport Plans
  5. 8ta from Telkom is South Africa’s 4th Mobile Operator. Heita!
  6. Coldplay: South Africa Tour – October 2011
  7. SAMA 17 – South African Music Awards 2011 Nominees
  8. Cameron Diaz: The Bad Teacher Every Hormonal Schoolboy Wished For
  9. Yvonne Strahovski: Thinking Mans Crumpet
  10. U2 360° Claw Stage Setup Time Lapse
  11. How to Buy Music & Apps Using the US iTunes Store & Mac App Store in South Africa
  12. Bon Jovi To Tour South Africa in 2011
  13. Kings of Leon South Africa & Australia Tour Postponed
  14. Hello – 8ta Advert Song Martin Solveig & Dragonette
  15. BlackBerry Torch 9800 Available in South Africa

Our thanks to all our visitors through the year. Expect more of the same, and better still, in 2012!

1 Comment

  1. Hi guys. Not sure if it is just me but all of the comments, the stuff on the right side and the text on the bottom of the screen is appearing in bold for me all of a sudden? Is that supposed to be happening? It looks a bit strange if it is…

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