I’ve been thinking about blog posts. I write most things on this blog for myself. I’m not trying to reach an audience or convince anyone to change their ways. I activated a “Top Posts” widget on my blog a little while ago. It’s strangely fascinating to watch posts rise and fall in popularity. the first post I ever wrote is the one that gets the most hits, even 2 years later. I happened to think of a quote from Confucius to name the post. Little did I know that a steady stream of Internet users search Google for that quote every day. A river of consciousness that gives me about 10 hits every day. I don’t want to disrupt my Google mojo by repeating the quote here.
Then there’s the case of the Monkey’s Fist. I’ve had a knot tying book for about 20 years. I like to tie key chains, dog leashes, things like that. I decided to take pictures of each step involved in tying a Monkey’s Fist knot. I posted it on Flickr here. There is steady interest on Google about this knot. About 5 people decide to tie a Monkey’s Fist each day. That’s the thing I find fascinating. How is it that a new batch of 5 people want to tie this knot using my instructions every day? Another current in the Internet, I suppose.