To get reads, write about Game of Thrones
I’ve published about 20 quick articles so far as part of my anonymous daily writings experiment [note: I since copied those posts to this named blog]. The majority of them have 0 views. A handful have 1–5 views. When I wrote about Game of Thrones last night after the episode, that one got 32 views.
That’s not a lot of views, relatively speaking. But it’s 6x higher than my next most viewed article.
Hypothesis: if I wanted to optimize for views, topicality and timeliness matter.