Yep. You read that correctly. In the last week, I had a blog post go viral and I’m not happy about it. I’m crazy, right?! That’s what you’re thinking. Maybe I am. Please read on to find out why I’m not too thrilled about it.
I wrote this on January 4th of this year as I was beginning my lifestyle change or now better known as my weight loss journey. I wanted to make myself accountable for what I was about to begin and most likely struggle to get through. And that was that. I wrote a follow-up post a few times, but that got boring. Trying to lose weight is not fun for me and having to write about it was even worse. By March I was burnt out on writing about the weight I was losing. So, I stopped.
The Triplet Farm is not a weight loss blog. I just (maybe mistakenly) wanted to write about how I needed to lose weight. I made myself a little 30-day challenge graphic, again, to keep myself accountable. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that one little graphic that I made in like 5 minutes would go viral. Wanna know the crazy stats?
It hasn’t gone THAT viral if you know what I mean. So, let me give you some background info on The Triplet Farm’s stats. The Triplet Farm received 2,713 page views for the month of January, 5,537 views in March, and 8,854 views in May. Counting today we have 11,729 for the month of June with almost 6,000 of them being in the last seven days. So, viral by my standards.
As I am writing this post at 10:45 in the morning, my weight loss post has already been viewed more than 100 times. In the last 7 days, it has been viewed 1.231 times, 3,156 in the last 30 days, and 7,714 times since it was posted. Yay? (insert sarcastic voice). There were days not so long ago that I was lucky to get 100 page views a day, let alone that many views on one blog post.
Pinterest LOVES my 30-day challenge graphic. As of this past Monday has been repinned more than 17,000 times on to more than 20,000 different Pinterest boards. Again, yay. But, jeez. Really?
Maybe I SHOULD be happy.
I mean, people are finally reading my blog. After a long year of writing and wanting to be heard, I have finally “gone viral.” I really wanted my Huffington Post to be read and shared by thousands. Two other posts I’ve written recently, I Can’t Be That Mom and You Don’t Have to Be Either and Wanted: A Real Mom Friend really mean a lot to me and I would love for the world to love them too. Why couldn’t any of those go viral?
One positive is that other blog posts that I LOVE are being read more too. I just want to see something other than THAT post at the top of the popular posts for the day.
Am I being selfish about this? I don’t want to seem that way. Some bloggers NEVER have a post take off like this one did for me. If you’re a writer, you understand why I’m a little frustrated, don’t you? I write my heart out day after day and a post that I don’t care too much about is the number one most popular post on my blog. Have you ever had a blog post go viral? Was it a favorite post of yours or just a little blurb you wrote on a whim like mine?
Have you ever had a blog post go viral? Was it a favorite post of yours or just a little blurb you wrote on a whim like mine?