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The ups and downs of blogging

21 May 2012

This blog, Khanya, using WordPress, has for several years been at least twice as popular as my other blog, Notes from underground, running on the Blogger platform.

In the last week, however, Notes from underground seems to have made a huge attempt to catch up, and, for the first time ever, instead of the majority of readers being in the USA, most of them have come from, of all places, Ukraine.

The map of where people came from looked like this:

And that in a week in which I wrote an article (on Notes from underground) that was highly critical of Blogger’s new and degraded interface, and lauding its old and improved one. Well, perhaps not in spite of, but because of, since lots of Blogger users are very disgruntled about about the new Blogger interface, and I predict that it will lead to another large migration of Blogger users to WordPress, in spite of the fact that WordPress has also chosen to ignore the “if it aint broke don’t fix it” rule.

But that too is not an adequate explanation, since that is not the most popular article.

The most-read article is one about Cosatu and the DA brawling in the streets of Joburg, and I wonder what about that might exercise such an attraction of readers from Ukraine.

It’s a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 May 2012 4:38 pm

    This is extremely strange. Most of your readers came from my country, Ukraine, last week while most of my readers came from South Africa last week.

    This is inexplicable.

    • 21 May 2012 6:10 pm

      Another one for the conspiracy theorists, perhaps? 🙂

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