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A wasted post

Well it looks like I just set a Personal Low here at PersonaPaper . My previous article (published on Feb 25th) stood alone in the cold cyberspace for about two days and only got two unique views and not a single comment . That is not an absolute zero but it is pretty close.

But I don't feel bad about this, I take it as a learning experience, I understand that most members of this community live in the United States and naturally are not Football (Soccer) fans, so the subject might not appeal to them. I might need to write my soccer posts in another forum, or just write about National Teams. Not sure, still need to experiment some more.

On the bright site, I used that post to validate the Image Wizard funcionality recently enabled here at Persona Paper, and it worked fine.

So all in all not everything was negative, it is just part of the learning curve.

What is your least viewed article here at PersonaPaper ? Do you know the reasons why it happened? That might be a learning opportunity.

Have a great day everyone!

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SebastianOnciu wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:09 PM

Don't give up writing about soccer here, you are not the only one who loves the beautiful game on Persona Paper. There are at least two soccer lovers here: you and me! Unfortunately, I didn't have too much time to write about it lately, but I am going to do it more often from now on, even with the risk of having extremely low views!

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:13 PM

SebastianOnciu I will of course read your posts on Football but I was just saying that in general the subject is not popular here, nothing wrong with that.

Feisty56 wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:22 PM

I'm sorry, my friend. I don't have more than a polite interest in soccer, cricket, or hockey. I should have at least read your post, but adding any meaningful comments on soccer is out of my league.

SebastianOnciu wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:27 PM

Of course it's not wrong; I just hope we'll find a few more people interested in football, otherwise it's indeed hard to find the motivation to write about it here.

Anja wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:28 PM

I have never really checked on the individual post stats, except for one post that went slightly viral on Facebook. But other than trying to find out where the traffic was coming from on that post, I sort of just write and forget about it.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:35 PM

Feisty56 Thanks, I know and that is perfectly fine, one doesn't have to read every single post of our connections, just the ones we as readers consider interesting. Nothing wrong with that.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:37 PM

That's the point exactly SebastianOnciu we can write about anything that we want, but at the end of the day it is better to find interesting subjects that are more or less appealing to the community members.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:50 PM

Anja I, on the contrary, like to look at numbers, trends, etc, they say You can't improve what you don't measure, but yes sometimes is better to just write and interact and not to worry too much about those things.

CoralLevang wrote on February 27, 2015, 1:33 PM

As I have been working I don't get on as much to read as I would like to. Going to try to catch up some this weekend.

I actually do not get a lot of views on anything. I write more journal-like, so I don't give up information that most would consider wanting to pass along to go viral. LOL

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 1:37 PM

CoralLevang Don't force yourself too much. Still you are doing great, pretty soon (by tomorrow, I predict) we will see your post about reaching 5000 coins!
Talking about viral, what is the deal with LOL! Have a nice day!

GemstonePink wrote on February 27, 2015, 1:38 PM

I know on Bubblews I had some articles that just plopped. I am afraid to check my articles here to avoid disappointment.

valmnz wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:46 PM

My two least viewed posts have been one about schools in New Zealand and one about it being a hot summer here, both written within my first few weeks of being here. I guess I just say oh bother, and move on to the next one. There are times when there don't seem to be too many people around.

thisnthat wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:56 PM

That's a great attitude. Most anything can be used as a learning experience. Something I will try to keep in mind!

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 4:31 PM

GemstonePink I don't mind seeing some poor results, I know it can only get better emoticon :winking:

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 4:34 PM

valmnz You are doing very well here, you have certainly started with a lot of enthusiasm and energy, and you write constantly (except for those exceptional days where you disconnect), which I think is also a key factor for success.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 4:34 PM

thisnthat thanks for your words, yes we always learn from everything we experience.

valmnz wrote on February 27, 2015, 5:30 PM

I was lucky to be encouraged in my early days here by a few members such as yourself and I really caught the PP bug emoticon :smile:

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 6:01 PM

Oh thanks for the nice comment! You made me blush! valmnz

bestwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 7:52 PM

If you look at the categories there you will clearly see what ticks here and what does not. Sports has not much demand here.

cheri wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:14 AM

I have to check on that too or may be not anymore because it may leave me frustrated! :)

nbaquero wrote on February 28, 2015, 6:19 PM

bestwriter You got an excellent point, I might need to look at other categories here! Thanks!

nbaquero wrote on February 28, 2015, 6:20 PM

Cheri you are doing great so far don't be too hard on yourself!

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 5:42 PM

Wow, maybe it was just the time it was published. There are a lot of Europeans, here--many from the UK, I think. They appreciate soccer more than we Yanks do.

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 10:55 AM

AliCanary right, good thing I am not banking on my football (soccer) posts to make it to the redemption level... ha ha...

AliCanary wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:26 PM

Sometimes you get some love for older posts by linking back to them, so that might work for you in case you have had some that had disappointing results.

donrothra wrote on March 5, 2015, 2:31 PM

Believe it or not, I live in Arizona (USA) and I coached young kids in soccer, in my earlier days, when my kids were interested in the game. I Moved back to my home town of Jamestown, New York and my kids still wanted to play. I went to parks and recreation and was told that they had a slot for the sport and no one to run it. I set up a league that played the league in the next county, and to this day, as I understand it, Chautauqua County has 1500 kids playing soccer every summer.
I love the game and watch it every time I can on TV. I am now writing short stories and poetry in Persona Paper and trying to get a start in making some money here.

nbaquero wrote on March 9, 2015, 12:30 PM

Hi donrothra It is nice that you were able to spark the growth of soccer in your county, you could problary write a post about it. I am sure many people would see it as a motivation (not only from the sport point of view) to volunteer.

Thanks for your comment.

scheng1 wrote on March 14, 2015, 10:42 AM

Perhaps there are more female readers and writers in PersonaPaper

nbaquero wrote on March 14, 2015, 10:59 AM

scheng1 Perhaps but I have found that women have a growing interest in the sport, probably just not here at Persona Paper.

Brillian wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:38 AM

For a starter like me, that's nothing. I'd be happy getting three because two is usual for me. :D

nbaquero wrote on March 18, 2015, 11:55 AM

Brillian That's right you are starting, so I wish you the best, and hopefully you will not get this type of low count posts.