Friday, April 19, 2013

WTF OSR Blog Readers?


Why in the Jale God's name do my quick little posts on the state of the blogosphere garner more pageviews than the slavishly-written content posts that take me hours to write?


Iä! Jaash im raa!

13 comments:

cyclopeatron said...

Because blog readers don't want creative content!

Anthony Emmel said...

I wonder the same thing. I seeemt o be averaging about 20 reads on most opf my stuff for A-toZ. For some unknown reason, "F is for Forums" has 139 views and it's just a quick post about Dragonsfoot!

Eric Campbell said...

LOL I posted about forums last night and have gotten more hits already than my S&W day post.

People love controversy. Post OSR sucks, or I hate 4e or some such stuff and watch the hits rise!

ERIC!

Tim Shorts said...

Then this one should get you a ton of hits.

Clovis Cithog said...

maybe you should post on aortion, god control or the divine?

JDJarvis said...

Some posts get lots of pageviews , my empty rooms post a few weeks back got an insane amount of page views. Some phrases and words draw blog readers like flies.

Nathan Irving said...

My third-most read post ever was a note that I was going to be busy & not posting much. :/

Gorgonmilk said...

It's weird right? Controversy is very hot, content is lukewarm at best.

(Praise be to His Abomination, the Jale God.)

Scott Machpants Sutherland said...

IMO it is because the hits are coming from search engines with people looking for nothing to do with OSR, but (for example) how to enable G+ on your postSs!

Scott Machpants Sutherland said...

...and I also wonder if hits from feeds show as hits? I read all my blogs, in full, on Feedly. So they won't show up as hits I don't think.

mwschmeer said...

@Machpants: Actually, Feedly hits do show up, as do Google Reader referrals (RIP, Google Reader; I've switched to Feedly, too).

Alan G said...

well, your usual posts are of interest to those who want to read about OSR work. The post you did before this is one I'd send on to blogging friends to highlight the problem with G+ commenting etc. Could also be with more comments it appears in peoples G+/FB feeds etc?

R.J. Thompson said...

The same reason that my C&C Sorcerer got 400 hits between 4 posts while my Pics of old D&D has over 4000 and climbing... I don't get it either.