There are always good times and bad times in article writing: the good times are when views roll in on your articles and the bad times coincide with a complete drought of viewers. Many writers get very annoyed and impatient when the mass drought happens. However, many writers, including myself, have noticed that there is currently a drought of viewership on Expertscolumn right now. Many writers are wondering "what happened to their views?" With research and help from other columnists, I came to a conclusion about the problem.
The problem was the server upgrades that the Expertscolumn staff was doing behind the scenes. The website was going down and coming back up in a manic way for a couple of weeks. I am not, in any way, blaming the staff of Expertscolumn as they are just trying to make our experiences in writing better with the new servers. We applaud the staff for their help! But the viewers do not see it that way.
Viewers are probably more impatient than the writers are. If a viewer clicks on a website that is going up and then going down again, they are not going to want to go back to that website to read anything. The viewer would not consider the website a well-put-together source and therefore, would make all attempts to avoid that website. I think that many viewers were turned off by the upgrade and the fact that most of our stories were not getting to them, so in retrospect, they stopped coming to read.
The views you are currently getting at this time are probably other Expertscolumn writers who know the situation. However, a random viewer would not understand this situation as they do not use the website regularly. I have noticed that many writers on Expertscolumn have given up and stopped posting, knowing their viewership will not be the same, but be patient. After every drought is a rainfall, and with the rainfall will come a flood of views. The best way to get our old viewers back is to keep posting and referring to the Expertscolumn website. It is the only way to regain our old mojo.