So far, 92,196 posts on this blog, Man with the Muckrake, have been read. Wow! WordPress has some great features built into it such as the ‘site stats’ option where the blog owner can review how often posts are being read. It always floors me to see that a post from September 2010- Suburbia: Copenhagen, Denmark– is read almost on a daily basis. Yesterday it was read 4 times.
Another popular hit from 2009 is The Banana: Atheist’s Worst Nightmare. Who knew? A post from May of this year, The REAL Mission Accomplished. is regularly read. The post, Gene change in cannibals reveals evolution in action, from 2009, is also a regular daily read.
There are more. From 2007, Sand Castle at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., shows up regularly on my daily stat sheet. The Tea Party spook from 2009, Not the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, is also daily read. From April 2010, Red States and the Government Pig Trough, appears on my stat site. Quite obviously, the title of this post, Dick Tapper, attracts the prurient reader.
It makes me wonder if the title of the post is most important. If the posts on this small blog have been read 92,000 times, one can only imagine how many millions of blog posts are out there. Blogs have their own readership, of course. This blog, so my blog statistics say, has 20 ‘subscribers,’ people who have a direct link to new posts. Additionally there are 5 authors and perhaps another 5 regular commenters.
This data suggests that not a lot of people are ‘regulars’ at this blog, so the title of the post is what ultimately attracts the readers. Every few days someone reads, Ostrich for Christmas, obviously because of its snappy title. Because my brain is much more active on its right-side than the left, creativity pops first, substance second [or fourteenth.]
What’s in a name? Indeed Mr. Shakespeare, indeed!