The experiment

If you are a reader of this little blog then you probably noticed it went from being a 7 day blog to three days.  And that three days is pushing it.  It’s more like 2.5 really.  Two original posts and one repost every week.

Since I like to keep my viewership up though (I am that vain), I have been sharing older posts on my Facebook page.  It’s a fan page called (oddly enough) ck’s days.  But that wasn’t helping me with my viewer stats.

A typical post would get about 10 Facebook views a day, 2 likes, and maybe one click to actually read my post.  Not helpful.

But then I discovered I can share the posts from my fan page on my regular home page.  So I started doing that.  I now get 100 Facebook views – in other words – 100 people saw that I posted something on my blog.  I still get maybe 2 or 3 likes and possibly one click.

In other words, I’m being ignored on a much larger scale.

Thanks Facebook.  Thanks for letting me know how many rejections I’m getting a day.

I really need to stop looking at those stats.

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6 thoughts on “The experiment

  1. I thought I’d comment. I love the three day thing 🙂 I’m a silent reader, but I’m still here. And three days is easier to keep up with.

  2. I think this happen to lots of people on Facebook, and maybe it depends what you are sharing? I’ve noticed short funny or very inspiring videos seem to be more popular than anything you have to say yourself – bit depressing that! I’m not a great fan of Facebook myself, and I’m not on there very often (way too many other things to do) most people who like my posts are people I already know from blogs or writers websites, and I’m sure if I didn’t make much effort to read their posts a lot less would read and like mine – popularity is a bit of an illusion really. There are also some people who buy Facebook likes, making their page look marvellous. I’ve noticed a few of my Twitter friends suddenly started to get 50 likes or more literally overnight for their not so great Twitter posts. It was just after Twitter had done a big advertising campaign to get tweeters to buy advertising for their Twitter page. I’m not against the principle of promoting a page for anyone with something to sell, but to buy Twitter advertising to ensure their Twitter micropoetry posts get more likes than any of their Twitter friends, making their writing look better than anyone else’s, is a bit warped to me.

  3. I know FB is so fake and I’m not really surprised. People are always sharing and things get buried very quickly. But still – I blame WordPress for the evil stats page! I wish I never found it and could live in the deluded allusion of being a quiet favorite.
    Oh well.

  4. I’m sure some WordPress bloggers stats look very favourable, but that doesn’t mean the readers who found their blog thought it was good, just means a group of Googlers (that’s a new word) found some links to click on that led to their blog. Small comfort maybe? 🙂

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