Surviving And Thriving Via Viral Recycling

???????????????????????????????????????Happy Tuesday, Modern Philosophers!

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.

recycle-logoI just love that the internet is into recycling.  This blog post is over a year and a half old, but it’s still out there, spreading the Modern Philosopher love.

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!


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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38 Responses to Surviving And Thriving Via Viral Recycling

  1. Congrats Austin! Your blog is great and you thoroughly deserve it! Facebook is responsible for the same sort of thing for me – one of my posts about teaching had 90,000 Facebook views in a week, and every so often there is one post, 23 Things, that is picked up and shared randomly in different countries… It’s always such a buzz!

  2. ksbeth says:

    glad you are having fun again, austin )

  3. D. Parker says:

    Congrats! Recycling is good. 🙂

  4. Okay, color my face green. Never been ‘viralsized.’ I just made up that word, but it felt like the right one. If I get 90 hits on a day that I post (regularly, every Friday) I grin ear to ear. Same feeling as with 78,000 hits, I imagine. Just to share my words and thoughts, and to have others read them, is a high like no other. Congrats to you!

  5. Just found your blog recently and I love it! You’re a great writer and so fun to read. I look forward to your posts every day. Thanks for keeping me entertained, and thanks for letting me read! 🙂

  6. Congratulations. Awesome to know the world is paying attention! 🙂

  7. ONLY TIME….my blog came close to going viral was when I mistakenly copped somebody’s copyrighted picture…and many of her countrymen just had to check it out!—before I deleted it!

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  9. Agellius says:

    I have one post that’s been getting about half the hits on my blog daily for almost a year. It was a compilation comparing the divorce statistics of two different religions. I think it was picked up by some blog digests or something. Not exactly viral, but then I have low expectations. : )

  10. Show off 😛 The highest I ever got was 187 or something like that.

  11. markbialczak says:

    Mine is just a bad cough, Austin, but since it’s just mid-August, there’s still a chance for viral. stands at 9,000 views, with a range of 50 to 100 a day lately. Thank you Google and the spreading concept of the Beddian Birthday. What’s that, you ask? It’s when you turn the age of the last two digits of the year you were born. Click to discover why (and help me go viral).

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