What’s the Point?

WARNING! This is a random blog related moan!

What exactly is the point of writing a blog but not allowing comments?

Nothing on this website baffles me more than such a thing. Aren’t articles meant to be thought provoking and… provoke a response? So why do some people leave that option unavailable? I’m like Billy Crystal in When Harry met Sally. I’m going to go to the end first and if it won’t allow me to comment then I won’t bother reading!

Come on fellow bloggers! Enable comments. Even if you don’t want to reply or even read them, let us vent our frustration or even… agree with you!

25,000 Views!

L.B. Wilson, remember him? He was a vital part of this blog until my wife decapitated him. The way he lived his life, he didn’t deserve for it to end that way!

Who can forget International Duck Watch? Because of course I can be bothered to list every single duck in international cricket every single day, particularly now that all men’s and women’s teams have T20I status!

Some gimmicks may have gone, cut from the side like Gary Ballance or Steven Finn but this blog still thrives… well, exists!

Many thanks to each and everyone one of you who has visited, commented or liked any post on my blog. There’s more where they came from. Howzat?!

Paul aka Silly Point

10,000 Visitors!

Yeah I know, another one of those posts but it’s always an excuse!

We’re still a few months short of three years since I started this blog. This is where I usually ramble on about not being on social media and tagging things incorrectly (I did more than fifteen. Should’ve read the bloody advice!) for about two years or how I thought I’d be writing about me actually playing (I’ve definitely retired now).

Anyway, 10,000 unique visitors from United Kingdom to USA, Thailand to Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam to Oman and beyond!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

20,000!

20,000 seems like a number worth celebrating so thank you for helping me reach said milestone of hits.

My articles involving the entire evolution of Big Ant’s console cricket games: Don Bradman Cricket 14 and 17, Ashes Cricket and Cricket 19 have been the mainstay of my views courtesy of search engines.

Posts on another cricket game but away from console: Cricket Captain, have also been critical to my amassing of views.

A particular interest for many in Haseeb Hameed has also helped me gain plenty of views!

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My homeland, the United Kingdom, is the run away leader for me in terms of hits with India then USA in the silver and bronze medal positions respectively.

https://sillypointcricket.com/2017/01/25/don-bradman-cricket-17-career-stagnation/

The above post has been my most discovered.

With a bumper summer of cricket ahead and plenty of Cricket 19 posts on the way, maybe I can double 20k in less time than the three years it’s taken me to reach this point in the first place!

A Moan About WordPress

I’ve noticed, but forgot to do something about it when I posted my last article, that often when you publish an article you’ve drafted a long time ago, it slots in on the date that you first created the draft. You then have to manually change the date and as a result, I don’t think that it shows up on the Reader so you miss out on potential views.

I’ve previously provided tips based on my blogging experiences and of course want to maximise exposure and views etc received. This little nuisance is particularly annoying!