Yup, this is the 1000th time I have hit the publish button on my blog. As such, I thought it would be interesting to see what posts have been most read by my readers.
The tops by far in number of viewers and ongoing popularity is one from my Illusions category. I collect illusions, not only in my spiritual life, but also on my blog, because it fascinates me how literally imperfect our senses are.
The reason the top post gets so many hits is because it shows up high in Google images and any of a wide variety of search terms brings it up. “3d chalk art”, “3d sidewalk art”, “3d graffiti” and “graffiti artists” to name just a few. This is the top post on a daily basis.
Before that one came along and knocked it out of first place, the biggest drawer was
That still holds the record for most visits in a single day. It would have had even more visits but I closed comments on it when it just turned into a very active political debate, something I prefer to avoid.
The next post to overtake the Googlebombing one will be another illusion, not as active as the 3d chalk art one but steady every day:
Not overtaking Googlebombing yet but steadily gaining with a few visits everyday , we finally see a post I actually did myself, albeit with no original text, instead merely taking someone else’s quotes and mashing them up:
While any visit is good, IMHO, because whatever door someone enters by, there is always the possibility they will find some of Srila Prabhupada’s quotes I sprinkle through my blog, Modern Industry is one where they will directly see his words.
The fourth most longterm actively viewed post is:
This would be the highest ranked post where I actually have some of my own thoughts in it, even though the bulk of the text is someone else’s words.
I originally started out on blogspot before I came over from the Darkside and exported everything to WordPress.com. There my first post that had some legs was:
The unstated irony in that post was that the debris from the World Trade Center towers was hauled to Staten Island, so SP’s quote was quite germane.
The blogspot incarnation continues to chug along, averaging about 10 unique visitors a day almost two years after I stopped posting on it, mostly from Google searches. Although some may come from the fact it is still ranked on page 2 of Google results for a search on “New Vrindaban”, most of them come for this post:
Again, a mashup of an article from someone else and an SP quote.
One conclusion should be obvious — nothing I personally write the bulk of has any legs. Will I take a hint and stop writing? Probably not. Who knows, after a few more years of churning out drivel for practice, I may accidentally write something interesting and get some love from the internet.
Second 1000 posts, here I come.