Go on, admit it. If you’re a sluggo blogger like me trundling along with a few hundred hits a day, it’s fun to see your stats suddenly rocket skyward, if only for a little while.
The new front page at wordpress.com featured a photo from and link to a recent post about breaking my skates while playing hockey, and the view count went a bit nuts.
It lasted about 24 hours and brought in about three times as many visits this humble spot usually gets over a single day. A few of the newcomers even left comments, which are always welcome.
What’s weird is, I’m not sure why the editors at WordPress.com picked that particular post. Was it just dumb luck? Nothing else better out there? Because I can point to dozens of others I’ve churned out over the last couple of years which are more deserving. Better writing, punchier photos, more interesting content…to me, at least. :-) But they never made it to the front page.
I’m not complaining! But if anyone at wordpress.com is reading this, can you let me know how you choose posts for your front page? Does anyone else have a clue?