Maria Holland

Clickbait

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2015 at 12:58 am

I don’t pay much attention to the stats for this journal, but when I open up the dashboard to make a post I see them.  In addition to the graph showing how many visitors I’ve had every day for the last few weeks, there’s a list of my top posts this week.

For as long as I can remember, the top post has been “The Top 10 Fruits in China (That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)”.  1,267 views so far this year, and it’s only the beginning of March!

Ugh.  Do you know how annoying that is?  I wrote it back in 2011, before clickbait was even a thing.  Of course, now in hindsight that headline looks exactly like the sort of listicles I hate.  “You Won’t Believe How Many Headline Writers Think You Won’t Believe Things That Are, In Fact, Quite Believable”

Anyway, if you came for the article about the fruit, stick around and check out something else I’ve written.

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