Get two bloggers talking and inevitably up will come the subject of our readers – what they like, what they walk right on by, what’s a hit, what’s not. Complex calculations on how to please your followers.
As you know, I surrendered on this and simply throw my punches out there, sometimes it’s a wild success and at others a TKO – a technical knock out – and at others, not a peep out of youse guys.
Case in point. A couple of days ago, I hit publish on Rules for Human Beings. Actually, correction, I hit “schedule for 1:00 a.m.” and went to bed. Did not go online again until later in the day and, boy, was I stunned. Before the day was over, it had been reblogged (highest of high compliments by fellow bloggers) three times and the Likes exploded – achieving notoriety from the Word Press tracker – “Best damn day ever for Likes, Hunty.” “Best damn day ever for most followers in one day, Hunt!” Well done, Self! Phew or pshah or the sounding and making of a raspberry – like I had anything to do with it! It was the wisdom of someone who chose to be Anonymous and the wisdom of those who chose to read it and love it. My part came in having the brilliance to hit schedule and publish at 1:00 a.m.
Today, I am on the phone with a fellow blogger, as you do…. and we’re talking blogging, as you do…. She says that the most popular posts on her blog are her cooking ones, which she now feels she must photograph every 30 seconds or stirring of ingredient, so now she worries if she had enough or just the right amount of light… and what about background….I know this feeling. Getting all wrapped up in technology and mission creep, as our military specialists so succinctly put it.
I simply can’t keep this to myself anymore. The joke is too good. Near as I can tell, my best, most popular post ongoing since November 22, 2013 is this one. I am not kidding. Aside from views of the home page, this is the one people consistently come to look at. At this rate, any idea that I suffer from hubris is out, out, out of the question. Thanks for keeping me ‘umble, youse guys. Grin. Best ~ HuntMode