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168,168 Views, But I Got The Blues

April 5, 2018

I was checking my WordPress blog stats today and noticed I had 168,168 all-time views.

Whoa! One of those spooky why-wouldja-look-at-that numbers that jumps out and knocks your hat off.blank vertical space, 32 pixels highwordpress blogging statistics April 2018 Mark Armstrong Illustration 168.168 views

blank vertical space, 32 pixels highBut I still got the blues. Why? Because I published what I thought was one of my best
posts yesterday, and it sank without a trace.

I suspect (but can’t prove) that for some reason, many of my beloved followers weren’t notified.

So if you missed yesterday’s exciting post about Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” television commercials and how they went viral on social media, do take a look.

Before you go, please join me in a sweet ‘n’ sour toast:blank vertical space, 32 pixels highparody of Bud Light "Dilly Dilly" television commercial dill pickle gherkin toasting each other with beer celebrating blog post views tickled pink pickled green

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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, branding, social media, and content marketing. I create images that get content seen and shared.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Margy permalink
    April 6, 2018 7:46 PM

    A WordPress stats glitch, perhaps? My views dropped to one or two a day a few months back, then all of a sudden they are routinely double or triple what they had been. Or what if Google changed an algorithm?!


    • April 7, 2018 11:20 AM

      Down to a trickle, then double or triple what your #views had been? Hmm… that’s a head-scratcher, Margy! Can’t say I’ve seen anything like that. I am convinced my followers didn’t get notified when I published that next-to-last post. The utter lack of response was just too stark. And it’s happened at least one other time in recent memory. Like I said, I certainly can’t prove it, and neither can I completely rule out paranoia!! 😰

      Oh, well. Keeps life interesting, I guess. We must soldier on, as they say down at the ant colony… 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐛🐜😊


  2. RKLikesReeses permalink
    April 11, 2018 3:17 PM

    Whatever the reason – some nasty internet cooties messing around in the webs, probably – it feels cruumy to have that happen! I know, bec it happens to me all the time. I have designs on Redbubble that [apparently] no human eyes have ever seen. 😉

    I’d’ve visited you but havn’t been here for a while, way behind, catching up now.

    But WOWEEEEEEEEEE!!!! 168,168 views!!! That’s fabulous!! ::applause::
    (I’m happy to have been part of that number over the years – your posts are super!)


    • April 20, 2018 9:36 AM

      I just did a forensic stat analysis, and you were personally responsible for 168,000 of the 168,168 views. Thank you for your loyalty and true blog heroism, my dear RK!! 👍🏆😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. April 13, 2018 11:04 AM

    I’m pretty certain I don’t have 6,000+ comments which is often a true sign of dedicated/engaged readers.


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