Funny, but you can never gauge how ‘popular’ a post is going to be!
I know that I will get more likes if I publish a photo of food or a flower and that any posts and photos about Little Monkey my dog will fall way under the radar.
I long ago decided to Blog for Myself!
Yes, I realise that might be considered selfish, but you have to ask the question, “Why am I blogging?
For me the answer is a resounding FOR FUN!
I don’t expect to generate income from my blog, so I don’t need to worry about what is popular (thank goodness!)
And I figure, if I am not having fun, how can I expect any readers to enjoy themselves?
So, regardless of the statistics that WP is so fond of broadcasting to us, I post what I find interesting. If my Readers also enjoy it, all to the good. If not, no worries; I had fun writing my post.
I put a great deal of time and effort into many of my posts; editing photos and supplementing the text with links to other info. Still, none of this matters in the real world!
I am a small blog and my posts usually get around 50 likes; sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more.
My most popular post is (to me) a more boring post about afternoon tea, entitled Decadent High Tea. OK yes, the cakes did have gold leaf on them, but still – it’s tea and cake for Pete’s sake!
My dog posts usually fair the worst of all, in ratings.
So imagine my surprise on finding that a recent post A Shaggy Dog Story of my dog Little Monkey after her bath was now my second most popular post in January!
This is unheard of!
Decadent high Tea has 85 Likes
A Shaggy Dog Story is sitting at 82 Likes
Oh I’ve just now got to 84 Likes on Shaggy Dog! This is so exciting!
Shaggy Dog has toppled High Tea and now stands as my Most Liked post at 90 Likes!
Whoa! Shaggy Dog is now at 95 Likes! What happened?
NEWSFLASH Shaggy Dog has reached 100 likes!
Final tally as of going to press: Shaggy Dog has 114 Likes!
Wow! This is great news. Little Monkey is overjoyed!
This poses further questions; such as why is the post still being liked many weeks after it was published? This is unusual for me, unless it is a topic that people might be expected to search for, such as Winter Solstice for example.
Perhaps WP has been putting my post out there, for some reason?
I have no idea. But Little Monkey and I are very grateful to each and every one of you who popped by and gave Shaggy Dog a Like.