Love this post! Thank you Trent–you are a genius.
I have only been at blogging for about a month. Good times, some great people, and some wonderful writing. I am happy to be here. Here are my initial observations of this cool new world.
1. The potential for people to read your work diminishes with every extra word you add. The relationship is non-linear, as follows:
# of views = -4.9 * Ln (# of words) + 40.7
Try it (Ln is the natural logarithm). Don’t forget the negative! In this relationship, a 50 word piece would give you something like 25 views; a 2000 word piece would give you like 2. It totally works.
2. Magically, it is possible to have people like your work even if you have no views. This is an amazing phenomenon. It’s like people have delved into the first few lines of your writing and have intuitively gleamed what will happen next…
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