Earlier this week I wrote a post about songs featuring the name Caroline.
One of the songs featured was written and performed by a wonderful band from Pittsburgh, the Clarks.
I had written a post three years ago about how we had the opportunity to watch the Clarks perform in an intimate setting at the house of one of my colleagues. One of the highlights for me that night was the song Caroline:
A few days after I wrote this week’s post about Caroline, my colleague who hosted the house party came across the link to the post on Facebook, and left a brief comment as well as including members of the band in his comment. Greg Joseph, the person on the right side of the video, left a comment, and he, along with the Clarks’ band page shared my Facebook post.
I didn’t think much of it until I saw my view count start to increase dramatically this morning, by the minute. On a typical day, I receive between 400-500 views of my blog. By noon today, I had over 600. And it was being driven by my post from this past Monday, thanks to Greg and the Clarks sharing my post. The Clarks have over 71,000 followers on Facebook.
Of course, I couldn’t stop checking my stats all day, even more than usual…
I then started thinking about how bad I would be if I had that many loyal followers. I would be checking my stats every few seconds, completely oblivious to what was going on around me. I’d probably start putting up crazy ads for vegan food and juggling equipment. I’d be unbearable to live with. Well, even more than I am now…
So like I said, maybe it’s a good thing for me and the small but loyal group of people who read my blog that I don’t have more followers.
Who am I kidding?
I’d happily have lots and lots of followers.
You know what they say.
The more, the merrier.
And just think of all the blog stats I could share then…
and a big thank you to Greg and the Clarks!
*image from a Forbes article about the Clarks written by my Villanova colleague, Ray Taylor