The Oddity of Blog Readers

Last week I published a brief post about seeing games prominently displayed in Hastings. I went on to speculate that maybe this was a sign we have become an adult hobby like hex and chit wargaming was in its day.

I had my single highest number of visits ever. Even more than the day my manners post was made.

The biggest day ever had two posts, one a Shatner picture and the other was linked to by James at Grognardia.

In fact, the post last Friday is already my third most viewed post, behind the Ken Kelly art post and the above mentioned manners one.

Even at that it is at roughly 2/3 the views of the much older (and liked by Playing D&D with Porn Stars for crying out loud) manners post.

Yet that huge traffic generated exactly one comment.

I’ll admit that boggles my imagination.

5 thoughts on “The Oddity of Blog Readers

  1. I know how you feel. Not so much about the heavy traffic, but about the few comments. Recently, the only comments I've gotten of note were from one guy in my gaming group, and the Chinese spammers.

    But then I haven't been leaving many comments myself, so I guess I should try to post more to others' blogs (especially some of the less visited but still interesting ones).

  2. @Editor: Well, I have been buying. Need to put up a new issue post. I'm thinking a weekly OSR products round-up would be good.

  3. I can relate to this, absolutely, both as a reader and as a writer.

    As a reader, I feel I limit myself to comment on posts on topics that doesn't require any deep knowledge on my behalf, probably because I'm not too well versed in either game design/dungeon mastering/old editions/new editions/deep analysis/etc. This is of course stupid, since, as we all know from school, there's no such thing as a stupid question.
    I also don't post comments on blogs where the author doesn't reply. Of course I don't demand a 1-to-1 reply if there's 300 comments waiting for an answer, but sometimes it's nice to get the feeling that the blog author is alive, and just not some robot that writes post after post…

    As a writer, well, I'm just as perplexed as you 🙂

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