Connect Four

The Stat Connection

Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it.

After fooling around with my stats page by going to a place that I didn’t know existed, I discovered that I do have access to stats that are more than a week old. I’m so pitifully unsavvy about accessing such things. Poor, poor me.

But to find my top-viewed and best liked posts I didn’t have to go back very far at all. All of these were published in 2016: 

Without You

A Pauper’s Death

Bathtub Follies

Piano Player in a Whorehouse

I hope I’m learning to connect with readers more, and certainly I’ve learned how to interact with other bloggers in more productive ways.

Try as I might, though, I cannot find any connection between these four posts, other than that they were all written by me.

Without You and Bathtub Follies are both slice-of-my-life stories and have a bit of humor to them, but A Pauper’s Death is a rather mournful poem, and Piano Player in a Whorehouse is a bit of futuristic fiction set in a post-Trump presidency America.

If I knew what made them succesful I’d copy down that formula and sell it; although, to be honest they weren’t THAT succesful. One of these days, though, as God is my witness, I’ll publish a piece that gets more than a mere 55 hits. And then, I’m going to celebrate with a donut.

Count on it.

Peace, people!

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Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

8 thoughts on “Connect Four”

  1. So, in my former life as a niche blogger (I used to write about the U.S. Coast Guard) I did a lot of reading and studying on what words work and don’t for posts. My best guess to your statement “I cannot find any connection between these four posts” would be the words: Death, Bathtub, Whorehouse (the first post doesn’t have “a” word, but marriage is always nice to read about when it’s happy!).

    With that, Piano Player in a Whorehouse is a great story, well done. You’re a great writer.

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  2. I don’t care about the reader and I’ve got the numbers ( or lack thereof.) to prove it. With but a few exceptions all blogpost numbers are bunk if you’re thinking qualitative . If you were to really drill down the nitty-gritty of the four post proffered, I suspect the time of day, and day of the week of their postings, as well of what they proceeded or followed via your varied followers’ WordPressReader feeds was far more determinative in generating raw view numbers. Your post product could often be a Ten but corresponding views are contingent on a hard way (5+5) Digital Crap Shoot.

    So Dollars to Donuts…Hot Dice To You.


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    1. I’m so not a statistics person! Having said that, though, I do enjoy days when people seem to “get” me. By the way, you were one of the first to give me encouragement way back in the beginning. I really appreciate that boost.

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