I’m still learning about blogging. I have now experienced on this blog something others not only know but intentionally exploit: A blog post title, key sentences and photos can help to drive traffic to your site.
The most viewed blog post I have written, Taste of the World, is one that received little attention when I first made the post. It suggests that the regular readers of my blog were only mildly interested, if at all (I always assume there are some accidental and courtesy clicks). But this particular post is visited five, six, sometimes seven times per day.
Why? It has nothing to do with content. The post was about the meal a friend and I prepared for dorm mates in grad school: Manwiches. I added this picture at the bottom of my post.
When a person Googles manwich the photo shows up on the first page of results. When you click on the photo it leads you toward my blog.
I know this sort of phenomenon is old news to many. It’s still interesting to me.
I will be interested to learn if this post becomes one of the most viewed, too.