19 July 2014

Weird Numbers

Trying to understand the Internets. . .

My last homily got 102 hits. 

The post announcing that I'd lost my cell phone got 1, 053 hits.

The homily has been up three days longer than the lost phone post.

Why? I mean, why the huge difference in hits?

Odd. Very, very odd.
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9 comments:

  1. Difference between actual humans and automated hits. Difference in subject draws them. I have been blogging since 2006 and so I have about 4500 posts up. Last month I got over 50,000 hits to that long train. In actual fact, I have about three or four dozen regular readers. My various spam and tracking programs have led me to this conclusion.

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    1. But why wouldn't these auto-hits also hit the homily?

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    2. "Cell phone" is more popular as a subject than "abstruse theological subject that is over your head you ninny." At least that is what I think. But what I know about these things would fit on one side of an index card in 26 point type.

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    3. My homilies aren't on "abstruse theological subjects"! I think there's a bot involved in all this somewhere.

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    4. I know you don't preach on abstruse theological subjects but botwriters (?) would see anything involving words about Catholicism to be abstruse by definition.

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    5. Oh, yea. . .that makes sense. You could put what I know about computers and the internet on one side of a index card in 26pt type. :-)

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  2. Because they are not as interesting as cell phones...My surmise that it is subject matter is based on my own blog, which deals quite bluntly with politics, religion and sex. The sex and politics posts get a lot more automated hits than the religion ones...as well as actual visitors. I bet if I added a technology segment, that would draw more attention. As a preacher/Preacher, you're a vox clamantis in deserto cybernetico. IMHO.

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    1. "Vox Clamantis in Deserto Cybernetico" is going on a tee-shirt.

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  3. If it is your post with the audio only, I for one would not have ”hit” it because I often browse blogs when I don't want sound.

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