I know as bloggers we often talk about how numbers shouldn’t be important and how blogging should be fun and something we enjoy doing first and foremost. And I definitely agree – I don’t think I’d still be doing this if it wasn’t so much fun, but I do also care about the numbers my posts bring in. I mean, I did invest time into them, of course I want to see if it’s been ‘worth’ it.
And that’s exactly how this blog post came to be. I’ve recently noticed that a particular post kept getting views almost daily despite the fact that it was published back in November. And it’s actually my second most popular blog post overall.
Back in November while I was getting ready to be destroyed by the finale to The Dark Artifices I saw Emma from emmmabooks over on YouTube do this tag and I knew I had to do it too. I mean, it’s no secret that I adore this universe and most of the books in it, so I had to put it to the test. The outcome should come as no suprise to anyone who knows me. xD
This post went up on my birthday and was a fun way to celebrate that and I didn’t think that many people would still read this post months down the line. But I’m super grateful and happy that they do.
Up next, we’re going to talk about the most popular blog post that’s up and something makes me miss my bullet journaling days (but also, I’m just honestly not motivated to actually use my journal which is why there hasn’t been any new content in months):
This particular post is a year old already and especially around the beginning of the year it was getting quite a bit of attention and love from people stumbling upon it (I’m guessing bullet journal users were looking for some inspiration when setting up for 2019). And everytime I see this post pop up I find myself wishing I was still doing bullet journaling posts regularly.
I don’t know what it is that leads to me loosing interest for months at a time but it’s kind of getting on my nerves, not gonna lie. xD
But before these two posts were getting most of the regular attention, there was a different post that people kept clicking on:
Back when Infinity War was about to come out and the cast was out doing all this press stuff, they had them play the Fuck, Marry, Kill game with the three Chrises (click through the image – there’s a link in that post!) which basically inspired me to do my very own version too and I had the best time, honestly.
Wait a second. Apparently I opened these posts a bit out of order because there is actually another post that’s gotten more views than my FMK Marvel Edition post:
You might not even remember me doing a series on some bookstagram tips as it was rather short lived (though it’s something I want to go back to at some point – once I get my motivation for bookstagram back.) but this particular post still did fairly well compared to my other posts which tells me that it’s something people would want to learn more about.
Here’s something you’ll probably notice when you look at posts that did unexpectedly well on my blog: they’re either tags or Shadowhunter Chronicles related. Because the next two we’re talking about are precisely that, respectively.
Who doesn’t love a good book tag, right? I always find they’re a great way to get to know the blogger better plus it gives you an opportunity to talk about a number of things all in the same post! I’ve done so many tags on the blog in the past and this is by far the most popular one and I love it.
And the last post we’re going to talk about is, as I said, Shadowhunter Chronicles related and a post that was doing quite well before the other ones mentioned here came along but I still wanted to include it in my list because I didn’t expect it to do well – especially since it was published in my first year of blogging and I didn’t have nearly the same readership as I do now.
I feel like at this point, there are quite a few series out there that are part of a bigger universe (think Rick Riordan’s works too) and readers might wonder if they can jump into an author’s most recent work without having read anything else which is were this post came in for me.
And people were definitely reading and seeing this post so I hope they were able to make good decisions after! 🙂
But here’s something else I’ve learned over the last few months: having a good number of posts is great and will bring you views even when you’re not posting something new. Not as many, by far (for me) but still views. I love seeing people finding my blog through any of my older posts. 😀
Do you guys have blog posts that you didn’t expect to do as well as they did? Are they always the same type of posts? I’m super curious to hear all about it – let’s chat in the comments!