I have given up trying to figure out why a lot of my posts have very tepid interest, however sometimes I write a post knowing full well I am kicking the hornets’ nest and things are going to start flying. The best example I have of that is the now infamous I am a Civil Servant where I rail at a few of the dumber commentaries I have seen online about Canadian Civil Servants (some of the comments are classics, but I also suspected this might be the case).
Sometimes I write a post and expect a big response and get no response at all, an example of that was Are Canadians Financially Stupid? and I got pretty much no push back or fight at all, in fact all I got was a bunch of folks agreeing with me (how boring is that one). I was hoping to get folks to argue that times are hard and such, however, nothing much.
An odd post that seems to explode every year now was What Does the 4th of July Mean? which quadruples or quintupled my readership for a couple of days for two years in a row. There must be a magical keyword search that finds it or something, and I am not complaining , but I would love figure out what the “secret sauce” is on that post and make more like it.