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Fandango’s Dog Days of August


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.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    You’re absolutely right! It is really hard for one person to read all the excellent posts out there or to connect with all the wonderful and like-mined bloggers on WP. But getting a post out there means there are more chances of it being read.

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  2. Coming up with an exciting title is a big part of being seen.

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  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Just for the heck of it Lisa…I looked at mine…I had one odd ball…
    “Champagne, for everyone!”… Fred and Ethel Mertz
    Someone, I found out by researching, posted it on Reddit… it got 2,363 views with people coming from Reddit…It wasn’t a great post but people liked it. I wish that would happen more often! lol

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wow that’s amazing. Who knows the inscrutable ways of the mind’s fascination with things.


  4. You’ve got a very valid point. The statistics don’t mean anything. I’ve seen so much excellent blogs that don’t get the attention that they deserve. Being seen is a major factor!

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  5. Fandango says:

    I do think that you are one of the more creative, imaginative bloggers out there, Li.

    By the way, my most viewed post was Tygpress.com, from August 2, 2019, which got 713 views, 77 likes, and 93 comments.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      :::blushing::: Thank you for the nice compliment, Fandango. I remember your “political activism” with the Tygpress situation and admire you for taking the helm. It worked!

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  6. I didn’t know we could see that, I must look at my statistics more often!
    My “view” stats are skewed because when I first moved to WP, I went through every existing post. I was new to the platform to check they looked okay. Not knowing the platform, it counted everything as a “view”. Consequently. according to WP, Day #1 gave me my most views ever.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You can get to stats under the “My Site” button. To get totals change the view from day to year and you can see it that way. I would imagine every bloggers’ blog stats are skewed, as I know I go back to my posts to make corrections, updates, etc. and am guessing others do as well. It’s as accurate as it can be within the system we work in; and close enough for the purposes I used it for.

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      1. Yeah I went looking for it after I commented. I was the same, Home page, an “about” page, then about a dozen posts on about 50 views.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    That’s true about my posts too. Although birds always get a lot of views. I think sometimes it has to do with search terms. I’m sure my Nancy Spero post has lots of views because people were searching for information about her and my post popped up. Statistics are a tool, but not always the best one. (K)

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