Everyone likes to be appreciated and blog writers are no exception. One way for a blogger to know if he or she is appreciated is by the number of comments the blog receives. I've visited blogs that have an incredible amount of people leaving their opinions behind as evidence of the blog's popularity. Conversely, I've seen a few blogs that are, without question, very good, but for some reason generate very few comments, if any. This particular blog does not get very many comments, but I am able to see how many folks drop by, what they're reading and if they're new or returning visitors; all this, thanks to Google Analytics.
Looking at the stats, I've seen that my most visited entry was the one about McDonald's in Philippines. The second most read entry in this blog was the one entitled changing-dollars-to-pesos-in-dumaguete which also includes a photo of the McDonald's located on Perdices in Dumaguete.
Obviously, there's a pattern. If I want more readers than I must give the readers what they want.......that is, more entries about McDonald's. Maybe I could even devote an entire blog strictly to the fast food restaurant. One would think that I'd quickly run out of things to say; I've only been to the McDonald's in Dumaguete about three times. But, that would be a sign of my true creativity; expanding those three visits into a mini-series. A gifted writer should be able to write several paragraphs on the Burger McDo found exclusively in the Filipino McDonald's. For a great writer, the possibilities are endless.
Anything to please the audience, right?