Title Shot

I have written 4,423 posts on WordPress, but I don’t think that I am a very popular blogger, even though my statistics say that I have 1,782 followers.  A small group of people regularly read my posts, however 18 of my posts have over 1,000 views and my Home page / Archives has 14,562 views along with my About page getting 1,229 views.  My most viewed post has an odd title Colder Than a Well Digger’s Ass and for some unknown reason it has had 23,144 views and I attribute all of those views to the title.  This post actually had 5 views today and I wrote this 5 years ago.  I often write about music and some of my music posts had a lot of views like the one titled Sloopy Hang On which has 10,962 views and it is about the McCoys song ‘Hang on Sloopy’.  Another music post that did well was titled Pumped A Lot Of Pane and that got 4,636 views and it is about the Creedence song ‘Proud Mary’.  Four others of my music posts have also done very well those being Girls Rock Your Boys with 1,203 views about the Slade song ‘Cum on Feel the Noize’, Oh My Darling with 1,178 views about the song ‘Oh My Darling Clementine’, Let Me Die In Your Arms with 1,029 views about the John Denver love song ‘Annie’s Song’ and An Old Welsh Witch with 1,026 views about the Stevie Nicks song ‘Rhiannon’.

I wrote a post titled War, Famine, Pestilence and Death which received 8,508 views and that is about the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  I wrote a few sex posts that have also done very well and How To Make Your Vagina Taste Good got 7,549 views, Sex Is A Three Letter Word received 4,261 views, Do You Think That I Have a Nice Butt? got 2,055 views and Also Known As Cunnilingus had 1,146 views and I guess this proves that sex sells.  I wrote two scientific posts that also got a lot of views and Quadratic Equations and Astronomy got 1,832 views and Unusual Properties of Water received 1,273 views.  I am not sure how to classify these other four posts that all got over 1,00 views, but they are titled There Is No I In Team which got 1,981 views, Whip The Horse’s Eyes which received 1,916 views and this is about Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Crime & Punishment tied in with the Doors album Soft Parade, It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast got 1,452 views and that is about King Kong and The Old Man and the Sea got 1,343 views and that is about the Ernest Hemingway novel.

I don’t think that views are the best measure of how successful a post is, but I do think that people who go on Google are drawn in by interesting post titles.  Sadje wants us to discuss, “How you choose to head your post makes a lot of difference in how it is viewed” and I do agree with that.  She also asks, “What about you; do you give a lot of thought to your post’s titles or just choose them according to what you’ve written?”  The way I choose the title varies from post to post, but I certainly do put a lot of thought into it, however I have actually written several posts with the same title.

Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #101.

27 thoughts on “Title Shot

  1. Thanks Jim for sharing this detailed data about your posts. I also think I’ve written a few posts with similar titles. You always have interesting titles for your posts.

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      1. Go to Stats and Insights and under Traffic, click on Years. Scroll down to Posts and pages on the left side and you should see your top Views. I use a desktop, so this may be different on a phone.

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  2. That is a lot of posts Jim! I am just approaching 3,000.
    I have noticed that my views go down between May and September and start picking back up in October.

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      1. Check your stats if you don’t mind Jim when you have time. I wondered if it was just me…but I dropped off over 200 views a day from winter/spring to summer and now they are rising a little.

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      2. Yes, mine dropped also and I had my lowest amount of views on the July 4th week, but I was on vacation then and I wasn’t witting posts. My views started to come back up in the middle of September.

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      3. Ok that makes me feel better… I had more views in August than I did in July…and I only had two posts in August. It’s odd.

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