Fandango is the host of Fandango’s Dog Days of August. Fandango says:
Today’s theme is “blog.” Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to about you blog. Why you started it, for example, what your blogging goals are, what you like to blog about, why you did or did not choose a niche for your blog. It’s up to you.
OK, I decided to look at my statistics since I began blogging at Word Press at the end of 2017 and see which were the top 3 viewed posts of mine and share some statistical info on these 3.
The very most viewed (at 3471) is the home page/archives so that doesn’t really count.
#1 most viewed, with 441 views is Double Feature Double Entendre, from 1/14/19, which highlights two songs and suggests a double entendre meaning for each of them. The post got a total of 19 “likes” and 42 comments.
#2 most viewed, with 418 views is Rocco Siffredi, from 1/1/18, is a film review of a documentary about the Italian porn star. The post got a total of 21 “likes” and 4 comments.
#3 most viewed, with 194 views is The Pile of Crap that is Jonah Hill, from 2/6/19, a film review on a movie that Jonah Hill wrote and directed that includes inappropriate child exploitation. The post got a total of 23 “likes” and 28 comments.
#4-#6 were Friday Fictioneer flash fiction stories. #7 and #8 were A2Z posts on essential oils. #9 was another Friday Fictioneer flash fiction story.
I’m not sure what to make of these statistics other than sensationalist titles seem to be drawing views.
What it clearly tells me is that number of post views, likes, and comments is no indicator of the quality or creativity of a post. There are a lot of factors that go into it all. The first one, to me, is that your post needs to be SEEN in order to be liked or commented on. Getting seen is key. I’ve randomly stumbled across so many EXCELLENT writings by bloggers that just aren’t being seen.