In August 2012, shortly after starting this blog, I published a post about the place where I live. It had the simple title, ‘Beetley Village’ and was a descriptive piece about the place we had moved to, and made our new home. It wasn’t at all controversial; just a series of observations, and an overview of the area and its facilities.
Since it appeared on my blog, it has been very popular indeed. Although not read every day, it has been viewed over 300 times in less than four years, making it one of the most-read single posts on my blog. Despite this documented success, it has received only two ‘likes’ in all that time, and attracted only three comments, as well as my replies to those. Is it only me that finds this quite strange? My most popular post ever, ‘The Driest County In England’ has also had a high number of views, but very few likes or comments.
Perhaps it is the nature of these posts, that they do not generate the need for debate, or maybe those that read them are not the sort of people to comment about such matters. It’s not a big deal, and hardly worth this post, really. Still, it does intrigue me, and made me wonder if any of you have similar stories, of popular posts that are rarely ‘liked’ or commented on.