One thing I find interesting about this blog, because it is comprised of so many different topics, is the popularity of some of the posts. You would not believe how many people get here searching Google for the Masked Magician. And I don’t even have any inside scoop on the guy. Is he even alive anymore? Who knows! (Wikipedia, probably.)
Aside from Google, the power of Pinterest is strong. If you put up a cute article about the crappy DIY cat hammock you made and take a poorly-lit photo, Pin it. You’ll be surprised how many repins and hits you get.
Speaking of cats, do you have one with horned paws? I don’t even have a proper picture on the post I wrote about Jane’s horned paws (she will kill me if I try to touch her feet), and readers keep finding their way to the article. I guess it’s more common than I thought.
Another popular post is the one I wrote about the city of Toronto banning pet stores from selling or adopting out dogs and cats. The embarrassing part of this is that a keen commenter pointed out I was a few years behind on this outdated law. I can’t bring myself to take it down though, because people are still getting here because of it — people who probably think I’m an idiot. Oh well!
One more people seem to find is How to Build a Garbage Shed for Under $100.
The common denominator of all these posts is that they were easy, and that I was interested in them. Those are the posts that ended up attracting an audience. Kind of makes me kick myself for all the effort spent on the other posts. The lesson here is: “Don’t try.”
How about you? How did you find your way here today?