Do you visit Romania when you’re bored?
One of the puzzling things about blogging is which posts seem to catch people’s attention, and which posts people read most.
Today the post that got most readers was Visitors from Romania. It’s been the most popular post of the last week. I posted that at the beginning of the year when there seemed to be an extraordinary number of visitors from Romania. At the time I wondered if it might be because the foundation stone of the new Romanian parish in Midrand was to be laid that week. But no, that got much fewer visitors, from Romania or anywhere else.
But though the Visitors from Romania page got the most visitors today (so far) there doesn’t seem to be a single visitor from Romania today. So why are non-Romanians so interested in visitors from Romania?
Something similar happened a few years ago, when another blogger noticed that the most common search term that brought people to her blog was “What to do on Sunday if your bored” [sic]. To test this, I wrote a post on the topic, and it did seem to attract more visitors than other posts that I thought were more interesting. But that was using search terms, and there don’t seem to be any search terms being used that would account for the number of non-Romanians interested in visitors from Romania today.
It’s one of those blogging mysteries that will probably never be solved.