said 5 months, 2 weeks ago:
Over the last 10 days of 2012, I blogged by personal top ten social media fails of the year, one fail per day, finishing on New Years Eve. Post length varied from about 500 words to well over 1200.
The blog is written very much for personal enjoyment and to keep myself amused, but I noticed something in the stats that surprised me.
Every day I auto scheduled Hootsuite to tweet the blog’s latest post about 5 times. Stats indicated that each day I received about 3 views for every 2 visitors (each visitor looked at an average of 1.5 blog posts). This was largely consistent across the to days, though the total numbers varied because of weekends / holidays etc.
Today, I’ve only tweeted about it twice, but this time the tweets have said that the full countdown from #10 to #1 are all available. Now, each visitor is reading 6 or 7 of the posts.
Any thoughts on what might be causing this? Are people more likely to read if a list is complete? Is it the fact that, for many, today is the first full day back at work? Or should I not pay too much attention because it’s an odd time of year?
I didn’t blog over last Christmas so it’s the first time I’ve experienced this. Any insights or observations appreciated.Do complete lists get more views / visitors?
I may not have expressed that question clearly, but hopefully it’s understandable