The Blob PageView Stats, wee hours 22 Oct 2021 = a week ago:
I was like that with The Blob. An earlier front-end of Blobspot made it easy to find how many people had read my deathless prose and so I reported, for example, the milestone of 100,000 PVs in 2015 about 3 years and 1,000 posts after the Birth of Blob. Then I gave up and with prejudice because of some frankly incredible fluctuations in these readership numbers. If Blogspot couldn't differentiate between human eyes-on-phone from a data scraping FAANG robot, the numbers offered no solace or feedback. Luckily for The Work, I didn't need to be thanked to continue to churn out my daily 700 words.
On the Write Front, I engineered things so that the millionth word I wrote was Zeugma. But the 2 millionth word passed several months ago without any sort of acknowledgement. According to the hive mind these are the best / most clickable Blobs with their rough PVs
- Stilt Walking Nonsense 15K a take-down of a meme on the molecular basis of happiness
- Mary Anning's Dog 4K a passable short bio of the famous fossilista
- Lack for Nothing 2.5K etymology of Waterford slang
- GCHQuiz clues and Answers 1K Ruminations on one 2016 Christmas Quiz
- Normal accident 1K a near death experience by medical error
- Castle Rackrent 1K an angry polemic about landlords and homelessness
- Bellos II 1K a reasonable explanation of how Benford's Law works
- Da Nags 1K a neat enough essay on the naming of race-horses
- Baltic Ace 1K an anniversary report of a fatal collision in the North Sea
- WASH 1K random ruminations on clean water
It is also a mystery what is happening at the beginning of 2017 and in the Spring of last year. Then, more than a thousand visitors a day were dropping by every day [as illustrated above] Or what happened on 19th October this year when more that 5,000 ppl/robots dropped into Blobland and hopped out again sharpish never to be seen or heard of again? Whatevs! If you're reading this sentence, it means you have stamina; I hope you use any residual energy this day to do your community some service.