It is easy actually, to know why this has happened. I am not sure how to see my way through the position I find myself in.
A few weeks ago a very popular TH antiques expert died suddenly and I quickly put up a post admitting to a love of daytime auction programmes and expressing my sadness at the loss of someone who was always able to cheer me up for a few minutes with a cheeky smile and a love of beautiful things.
I was not alone and as the BBC let his death pass with barely a whisper (probably due to the country being in the midst of Olympic fever) many people searching for confirmation on the internet came to my blog. The statistics shot up and just as they has settled down to a more accurate reflection of my worth to the population in general, the BBC ran a little tribute after Bargain Hunt yesterday. As at today’s date, the post has had more than 10,000 hits. The comments section reads like a book of condolence and despite contacting the BBC to ask if they could pass the link to my site to his family, I just got a generic ‘thank you for your comment’, comment.
I don’t regret writing that post but what I do regret is finding out is how easy it can be to artificially inflate one’s statistics. I was already proud of my Google ranking, which is probably why so many people found my blog on this subject in the first place, but now I feel as if the rest of my posts have had no impact whatsoever in comparison to the response one can get simply by picking a subject that is a hot topic.
So, my blogging mojo has been trampled underfoot. It was already affected by my preoccupation with Dandelions and Bad Hair Days as it comes to the launch date but now I am all at sea. If anyone out there is a regular reader of my blog and could give me a bit of a boost, or suggest a topic I could write on that would be popular, but not THAT popular, I would love to hear from you.
Otherwise I may start wriggling out of writing (or at least blogging) again….