When I got home from work today, and began my usual web browsing update, I had a surprise in store for me: My WordPress blog had scored the highest daily views of its life: 385 from 85 visitors.
I know many people would be disappointed to have that many views in a day. Me, I’m probably a 10-20 views a day person.
Of course, those stats don’t always count everything. Some of the people who see a blog see it through e-mail, Facebook, or some other intermediary — which doesn’t always keep the tally accurate.
Still my blog is a small force, with 128 followers, most of whom don’t register a visit on any one day. So what lured 85 people — most of whom weren’t my followers — to my site? Over half of the views were within the same hour.
It seems my series of blogs on MidAmeriCon II last week drew the attention of someone on another blog. I’ll post the comment here, but not the link:
Darren Garrison on August 25, 2016 at 11:16 am said:
Has this series of posts been linked here yet? The day-by-day experiences of a Puppy-adjacent first-time Worldcon visitor. (Much more positive than that guy last year who whined about the lack of “gunnies” he could talk to.)
They are welcome to find this on their own if they want, but I don’t intend to draw them here. I’m not in for pushing my numbers that way. If they follow the other way they will see this, but otherwise, I’d rather they come because of their interaction with the content itself.
All those people read my blog, and not one left a comment. Comments: I don’t seem to generate them on the blog. Some people seem to like it, but I don’t get the running commentary of some other blogs.
Ah, well, 15 minutes of blog fame, maybe an hour… more than one is supposed to expect.