And boy, does that annoy me. LOL. No, but it is disappointing in a few regards. It’s a non-text post, basically, and usually it is text that I contribute to my blog, not a comment on news items. So yeah, my vanity is very much unsatisfied here 😉
Viewed 1,593 times, most of the views happened on the day it was posted. It is hardly ever revisited by anyone, including me. But that is also due to the fact that I cleaned up the post as to the wishes of the photographer featured therein, so there’s nothing to show in that post. (It originally contained a couple of screen caps of Dunn’s “Wide-Eyed Project” that pictured RA at a shoot with her. At the time I had no idea what the “Wide-Eyed Project” was meant to be – it became clear later when Dunn announced her photo exhibition. You can find a review of that exhibition here.)
But the whole thing goes to show that “views” may not be a particularly evocative statistic when it comes to the success of a blog post. The number may show that the post had a wide reach – much wider than my posts usually have. For marketers that is a valuable result, but for me as a private blogger who refuses to monetize her blog through advertising, it is much less important than the engagement measured in “likes” and comments. Those are the “tangible” results I am after as a blogger – the interaction with the audience.
Hmph. This answer to the BIChallenge looks like a rather frustrated sort of blog post. Not my style. So I’ll end with the reminder that Flower Power Thorin is up for grabs and that participation in the raffle is open until midnight tonight. Not sure whether I will be able to do the draw pronto because I am going out tonight to hear Stephen Fry speak at an event marking Bloomsday. That is bound to be entertaining, yet thought-provoking.