The Internet is Weird
I shot this short video that simply shows a few kids playing in a fire hydrant. I didn't set out to make it. I was just out taking care of a few things, saw them doing it, and turned on my cell phone video camera.
I didn't even do anything to promote it. I just uploaded it and embedded it into a blog post.
The thing is that short, quick video that I put almost no thought into at all has gotten three times as many views as the ones that I thought for certain would rack up huge hits. I thought my video of the protest rallies surrounding the proposed closure of 77 parks in Detroit would get some decent traffic.
However, in spite of the fact that I did a lot more to promote that video and it was a hotter topic, the video of kids playing in a fire hydrant has been getting almost three times as much traffic. This has simply led me to conclude that the internet is weird and it's largely unpredictable.