#BlogIntroChallenge #5 – The Post with The Most Views

“Behind the Scenes at a Dunn Shoot”

And boy, does that annoy me. LOL. No, but it is disappointing in a few regards. It’s a non-text post, basically, and usually it is text that I contribute to my blog, not a comment on news items. So yeah, my vanity is very much unsatisfied here 😉

Viewed 1,593 times, most of the views happened on the day it was posted. It is hardly ever revisited by anyone, including me. But that is also due to the fact that I cleaned up the post as to the wishes of the photographer featured therein, so there’s nothing to show in that post. (It originally contained a couple of screen caps of Dunn’s “Wide-Eyed Project” that pictured RA at a shoot with her. At the time I had no idea what the “Wide-Eyed Project” was meant to be – it became clear later when Dunn announced her photo exhibition. You can find a review of that exhibition here.)

But the whole thing goes to show that “views” may not be a particularly evocative statistic when it comes to the success of a blog post. The number may show that the post had a wide reach – much wider than my posts usually have. For marketers that is a valuable result, but for me as a private blogger who refuses to monetize her blog through advertising, it is much less important than the engagement measured in “likes” and comments. Those are the “tangible” results I am after as a blogger – the interaction with the audience.

Hmph. This answer to the BIChallenge looks like a rather frustrated sort of blog post. Not my style. So I’ll end with the reminder that Flower Power Thorin is up for grabs and that participation in the raffle is open until midnight tonight. Not sure whether I will be able to do the draw pronto because I am going out tonight to hear Stephen Fry speak at an event marking Bloomsday. That is bound to be entertaining, yet thought-provoking.

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27 thoughts on “#BlogIntroChallenge #5 – The Post with The Most Views

    • Der ist garantiert! Der Gesprächspartner ist ein bekannter Exzentriker und Joyce-Experte. “As for Norris, he says he has no particular approach in mind for the Fry interview: “I shall have a conversation with him about life, love, James Joyce, Irish literature and his wonderful riposte on being asked when he knew he was gay – that when he was born he looked back at the womb and said ‘I am not going back up there in a hurry.’” Sounds like just another ordinary literary Q&A.”

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  1. Ja, da wartet noch eine Challenge auf mich, angefangen habe ich, aber die Ereignisse sind von hinten um mich herumgaloppiert in den letzten Tagen – Wochen? Und einige der Fragen muss ich neu beantworten, habe ich festgestellt 🙂 Aber das ist das Schöne am bloggen, es ist immer Bewegung und Kommunikation drin, das macht es so interessant.
    Dazu noch eine Frage: Which post continus to give? Bedeutet: welcher post braucht die meiste Unterstützung?? Oder wie darf ich das verstehen?
    Okay, ich kann verstehen, dass der Post, in den Du wahrscheinlich recht wenig Zeit investiert hast, die meisten Klicks hatte, getippt hätte ich auf Deine charity-Aktion.
    A propos, die Gewinnerin des “ich darf mir was wünsche” shrines – darf man erfahren was sie sich für ein Motiv ausgesucht hat? Gibt es den shrine irgendwann bei Dir zu sehen? Das schwirrt mir doch noch im Kopf herum 🙂 und bin immer noch begeistert was Du für einen Erfolg damit hattest ❤
    Nach dededottis enthusiastischen Äußerungen für den shrine ist er bei ihr bestimmt in glücklichen Händen, aber ich halte mich mit Wertungen für Deine Verlosung raus……

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    • Tja, wie man sieht, haben mich die Ereignisse der letzten beiden Wochen auch ziemlich von der Blog Challenge abgebracht. Aber gut, als Initiatorin muss ich die Sache ja nun doch mal zu Ende bringen *ggg*.
      Re. “blog post that continues to give” – das bedeutet so viel wie “Welcher Beitrag schenkt dir weiterhin Aufmerksamkeit/Beachtung/Mühe”, also so etwas wie “welcher Beitrag hat über die Veröffentlichung hinaus eine kontinuierliche Wirkung”. Das kann positiv, aber auch negativ sein, muss sich nicht auf die Klickzahlen beziehen, sondern kann auch einfach nur von dir ganz persönlich interpretiert werden, dass irgendein Beitrag dein Bloggen nach wie vor beeinflusst.
      In Sachen Views war das Endergebnis der Charity Auktion tatsächlich sehr erfolgreich (1.195), aber dann ist da noch meine SD Beschreibung “Stage Door 1st Person Singular”, die mit 1366 Views abgeräumt hat. Letztes Jahr war wesentlich busier hier, aber das lag eben auch an den ständigen First-Hand-Reports aus London. Sowas kommt nie wieder.
      Was die Auktionsgewinnerin und ihre Wahl angeht – das wird auf jeden Fall auch noch öffentlich gemacht. Allerdings ist der Schrein noch nicht in Produktion. Ich hatte ja ein paar Probleme mit der Motivation…

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      • Und die Motivation bei der Anfertigung eines shrines ist ABSOLUT notwendig! Sonst würden ja all die kleinen liebevollen Details fehlen, die das kleine Kunstwerk so (jetzt fällt mir gerade nicht das richtige Wort ein: unglaublich, heiß, individuell, den Herzschlag erhöhend) einzigartig machen…..nur was emotional eingebracht wird kann auch wieder herausstrahlen 🙂 dann besser abwarten bis die Motivation wieder da ist. ❤
        Danke für die Erklärung, da muss ich mal drüber nachdenken. Die Fragen sind nicht ganz einfach, da hast Du uns schon echte Kopfnüsse ins Fragenpaket gesetzt!

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  2. Well, I spent a pleasant few moments at Dunn’s site, but I think the links have changed because I didn’t see any RA. I have been frustrated at times too, knowing that people are stopping by my blog only because there’s a Game of Thrones tag on a post. Few posts get more attention than the ones with CATS in them. And for some reason, people come to me starved for information about Tobias Menzies, and hoping to see naked pix of him–I think I have mentioned him once!
    You lucky lady, you are going to see wonderful Stephen Fry! How I adore that man 🙂 Hope you will blog about him.

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  3. So, if you decide to do this next year. To get the most hits per post, all you have to do is mention Game of Thrones, smut and have some photos of RA? Sounds like a plan. You could write a killer ficlet with those nuggets of naughtiness.

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  4. I feel like this is one of the things that is most totally out of our hands. For a long time a post that stood very high in my “views” ranking involved Lara Pulver because she had just had a cameo in Sherlock. Oh, and the white asparagus recipe use to very high, too …

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  5. Love Stephen Fry, bet that was fun and interesting 🙂 Can’t wait to read your thoughts.
    was that the ladder photo? missed out on those completely although i saw that one pop up here and there, not sure what i think of them given had not chance to study them 🙂 (read – drool over them)
    I need go get back to the blog challenges too! I might be surprised as i never check who reads, how many or what people read or search.. And my current one doesn’t get even a slither of the traffic my old one used to get 🙂

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    • Fry was fabulous – as always. Notes already down, but post not in the can yet… (too busy frittering away the time on Twitter *slaps herself*)
      Yes, the two images from the wide-eyed project were RA on the ladder, and another one of him being dressed in the studio for a photo.
      And yes, it’s really quite a journey of discovery if you dive into your stats. Take your time – no hurry.

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