The post further down on Lord Hill concerned me a bit – Wiggia got no comments until today – and so I thought I’d look at the stats on the post:
You’ll notice at the right end of the line the number of views. That’s a respectable number for a guestposter and bears no relation to the comments numbers.
Going around the blogs, I’ve noticed a few fellow bloggers a bit unhappy at the lack of “activity” but if you judge that by comments, it’s perhaps misleading. Sometimes, there’s nothing really to say or to add – it just “is”. Hottest posts at my place in the last days, in terms of comments, were about Wee Alex, as you’d expect and one on a woman in a bikini paddling a canoe.
Yet they weren’t the ones most viewed and who knows what was or was not viewed in RSS?
For a long time now, I’ve been suggesting to those who would write their feelings on things – just write it “and they’ll come”, they’ll view it. Don’t hold back because you could be bringing an angle people need to see. Something unsaid on the issue is an opportunity lost. That means bloggers plus commenters.
And you, dear readers, you look at the most unpredictable things. Someone puts in days of work on a post, gets 200 views and no comments. Someone quickly writes a throwaway rant and gets 1000 views and 20 comments. Amazing … but not so amazing. It’s just the way it goes.
The message is surely not to stay silent. Have your say and to hell with detractors. If even one person reads it and nods his head, other than the author, then it will have been worth the time and effort.