I wanted to write a quick post because it’s always fun when a post goes viral. My blog, which has been struggling to get to views all Summer, had 2,986 views yesterday. Between 9:00 and 10:00 last night, the blog was viewed 734 times!
This morning, it’s already had over 700 views. What’s the secret? It’s that old favorite, the Survivor: Maine post (feel free to click on that link and add to the total!).
I wrote that post in January of 2013, and it was the first viral post of my blogging career. It always gets a bump in views when Survivor has its Season Premiere or Finale, but over 3,000 hits in a day and a half in August is totally unexpected. Not that I’m complaining.
Last night, my friend Kori, who knows I wrote this post, messaged me to say that a bunch of her friends were posting and sharing it on Facebook. Once again, Facebook has been my ally in spreading the word about my writing. We have a very tight alliance, and we’ve agreed to never vote for each other at Tribal Council.
Have you ever had a post go viral, Modern Philosophers? Maybe I’m a total writer geek (maybe???), but I get a kick out of checking my dashboard every few minutes and watching the numbers climb. It’s a total rush for me to know that people are actually reading what I write.
Maybe some day, the Survivor: Maine post will overtake my Walking Dead Live post as the most popular one on the blog.
For now, though, it seems content with being a Blogging All-Star and popping up out of the blue to remind the world that it was the first of my posts to go viral.
It’s moments like this when it’s really fun to be a writer. Thanks again, Modern Philosophers for all your support. Happy Tuesday!