Showing your most popular posts, either most viewed, or most commented on, can revive old posts. Showing most popular posts also makes navigating your site easier. How to show your most popular posts can be done by using a plugin.
The plugin I’m using is Top Posts by Category by Marc Hil Macalua. The installation of this plugin was super simple. You can customize the results by listing the popular posts either by most viewed or by most commented on, and/or by category. If you wish, you can also include the number of comments for each post. Then, choose how many posts to list in your “popular posts” section.
See the results of this plugin, “Popular Posts”, in my sidebar. Sweet!
Another great popular posts plugin, worth checking out, is the Popularity Contest plugin, by Alex King