I've been running this-here blog for some years now, and I thought I'd share something interesting I've noticed: for a post to get 1 comment, it must first be viewed by 100 people. Pretty much EXACTLY 100. For 2 comments? 200 page views. 3 comments? You guessed it.
It's really weird. Every post seems to average out to 100 views per comment. I dunno why.
Now, I'm not counting comments from friends or, if I had any, regulars. And I'm not counting posts which have become forum-type discussions (such as the great Talking Boony discussions of 2006). Annnd, I've filtered out most (or at least a bunch) of spiders and bots - so it's mostly real page views.
But general posts where I've written something vaguely informative ALL get the 100-to-1 ratio. It certainly has raised some niggling questions; Is this everyone's magic number? Is it tied to my Technorati ranking? Is it a universal constant that changes based only on my server's distance from the sun?
Anyway, I wasn't going to say anything, and I've tried to ignore it for so long - but its accuracy is starting to freak me out.
Hmmm… very interesting
holy smoke batpig!
Anonymous! You bastard!
so are we up to 600 views or not?!
very interesting info though. I wonder if others have the same stats?
Well, no, but that’s because of pesky anonymous throwin’ the game!