The Numbers

So this blog is over two years on the go now. Daily or almost daily for most of that time. Over 600 posts.

And in the past month, two blogs have each been read 5 times as many as the previous most-read blog. Theme nights and all included. So if the previous record was x, now two blogs in the last month have been read over 5x times.

The two in question – firstly yesterday’s – where I wrote about a brief and chance meeting with Sonia O’Sullivan, and the blog from July 6 – in which I dealt with the aftermath of a video shoot in O’Connell St.

Why is that? Well in the first instance, a large part of it has to do with the fact that Sonia enjoyed the blog and decided to tweet it. She has a large following – no surprise there – and hence a huge spike in visits to the blog.

And though I cannot be as sure about the second instance, my guess is that it was because there was a bit of controversy attached to it.

So – a couple of friends have joked that all I need to do from now on is to court celebrity and controversy, and the numbers will skyrocket.

And that would be an interesting approach to take!

But for now anyway (!), I’ll stick with the original idea.

Write something every day (or almost) in which I find some meaning and truth, and hope some of you guys do too. Thanks for reading everyone.

I'm Kieran and I play piano. Actually I do a bit more than just playing - I teach others how to play, and I write music, arrange it and host/produce shows.