The most popular thing on this site is Voldemort. Probably not entirely what I have to say about Voldemort (although that has been popular enough to draw several cute comments). The singular largest draw to this site is the picture of Ralph Fiennes’ Voldemort that I posted along with my point that he is not creepy.
I suppose there’s good and bad in that — at least in the short term, there should be a large uptake in Voldemort searches shortly as the last installment of Harry Potter arrives. Google’s magic site analyzing tools tell me that searches for Voldemort are quietly waning (how sad for him) such that only 140,000 people (roughly) search for him on a daily basis now. If you include people who can’t spell (Voldermort is the most popular), then there are a few more fans. My site, according to these same statistics can attract about 3% of those people. In some ways even this article is shilling out to get more Voldemort readers. It almost seems as if the Voldemort traffic has added legitimacy to my other content.
Pinning the success of my blog on Harry Potter, however, is pretty short sighted. I’m definitely keen on finding other easy to search for topics that steer people to the blog. The recent run of car repair articles (to which I will soon add the Subaru bearing replacement) and the video game reviews of indy video games (which hopefully stand out from the crowd more than mainstream game reviews would — I’m playing SpaceChem right now).