The Jamiroquai effect

Regular readers since 2016 will be aware of me writing about this blogging phenomenon. In that year, I posted about the once-popular British band, Jamiroquai.

This was just a thought on my part, and one that I didn’t really expect anyone to be that bothered about. Despite a few top ten hits, and a loyal fan base, the band and its front man, Jay Kay, had stopped recording and performing some time back, and I was just wondering what they were up to.

I could never have guessed that this would become one of my most-read posts, with views currently in excess of 5,000. I continued to write posts about how the subject was attracting world-wide interest on my blog, and then in 2018, they finally released a new album. It wasn’t well-received, and vanished almost without trace. So, once again, they were ‘gone’.

Despite this second disappearance, the post continues to be read every day, without fail. Just this morning, I noticed it had already been read five times since I logged on, and since 2016, not one day has passed without someone somewhere reading that post.

So the next time you hesitate to publish a post, thinking it might be too much of a ‘niche interest’, remember Jamiroquai. πŸ™‚

35 thoughts on “The Jamiroquai effect

  1. it is strange how certain posts get so many views; I’ve had the same thing happen to me with a couple of my posts. I wish such views would lead to more likes and comments, but they do not. Now if only all of our posts could regularly get this many views!

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  2. Whoa! This was somewhat motivational.
    I used to have second thoughts about publishing a post but now I know that they’ll always be readers out there.
    This “Jamiroquai effect” post, did you add a date to the post url or narrative. Someone once informed me that adding dates to your posts may destroy its evergreen capabilities.
    From your testimony, I’m starting to think otherwise.

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    1. The post date is added automatically by WordPress. You may be able to remove it, but it has never bothered me to do that. It certainly doesn’t seem to have affected the constant views. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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