Last year for a brief period I did a series of posts about small parts in major films that stood out to me or changed the narrative of the film in addition to ones about star character actors. These posts have continued to garner views since I ceased posting new ones and last month one of them started “trending” according to WordPress. This was my post about John B. Destry’s appearance as the Zamboni Driver in the movie Happy Gilmore. I have plans for how to further develop what I started with these posts and seeing these stats gives me hope. Maybe I’ll have more news later but for now a few stats.
On 18JUN2017 the post was published and by month’s end accrued a healthy 28 views by the standards of this site. It was the fourth and final out of this monthly series of posts. By year’s end it had acquired 112 views with a monthly best of 31 views in December 2017. In the first month of this year it received a new monthly view of 64 views and broke that record with 97 views in February. Numbers varied but continued along this line throughout 2018, with this post and similar ones from last year often topping new content each month. A very encouraging sight to do further work in this field. Then on the 7th of July, 2018 there were 50 views alone. For the weeks of July there were 159 views (an increase of 736.84%), 264, 163 and 85. There were 703 views in July 2018. To give you an idea of the traffic increase, throughout 2018 the daily average for most months was 2 views and in July it shot up to a daily average of 22 views. The post is currently at 1,312 views.
You may ask sooooooo what? Unlike the Ray Kroc post there’s no interesting story here about being featured on a different platform by wordpress. The post got discovered a little bit, shot up in views, then most likely shot up on search engines and as a result shot up in views and is now diminishing. By the way the The Founder review is currently at 6,508 views. I have no idea what the stats are for my posts for online magazines but in terms of my site – getting over 1,000 views is significant and stats are a little interesting to me and some others so I felt like posting about it. At the end of the day I’m happy to get anybody to read my stuff and am proud of some of my posts that got only a small amount of love but it is fun when something like this happens.