I first wrote about the fun fact that LEGO is the world’s largest tire manufacturer, producing over 700 million tires per year, on June 24, 2018. The post got eight views that day, and another eleven the next day.
Like most posts, the number of views quickly faded away over the next few weeks.
But then by October of 2018, for a reason I’ll never know, it started to get multiple views every day, and for the month of October it received close to 300 views.
It then took off. In November of 2018 it received 849 views, and was the most viewed post that month.
Remarkably, it held that title for the next 20 months!
There were a couple of highlights along the way, which I also wrote about.
On September 5, 2019, my blog stats went crazy, as shown in the chart below. Back then, my blog would normally get between 350-400 views per day. On that one day, I had nearly 5,400 total views, and over 5,000 of those views were related to the LEGO tires post.
But that wasn’t the end of it.
On May 13 of this year, my stats really went crazy, thanks to Reddit. Someone had made a link to my LEGO tires story on Reddit, and my views exploded, as shown below. On that date, my total views were over 10,000 and the LEGO post accounted for over 9,600 of those views.
Things started to settle down after that, and August 2020 marked the end of the streak of the LEGO tire post being my most viewed post for the month.
For August, my most viewed post was It’s a Good Thing I Don’t Have Too Many Followers, with over 1,400 views. I give credit to the Clarks for the boost in views on that particular post. The LEGO tire story came in second at just over 1,300 views.
At this point, the LEGO tire story has had over 59,000 views since its November 2018 debut. In a sign of how well received the post has been, it has received a whopping total of 11 likes and 21 comments, of which eight are mine.
So far for this September, it is my second most viewed post with 145 views. I have a feeling it may recapture the crown as the most viewed post by the end of the month, but at much lower numbers than it has seen on the past.
It’s been a good ride with the LEGO tires, but I’m not sure I’ll have another post like that. My second most viewed post of all time, Perhaps There Is a Method to the (Tootsie Roll) Madness at Planet Fitness, has less than 11,000 views.
But I hold out hope for a new generation of Reddit savvy tire and LEGO lovers to come along. If not, I may never get a chance to write about my stats again 😦