What Happened With this Post? Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction


When I started looking at my stats over the past week or so I noticed a HUGE spike. My numbers are usually fairly consistent so I had to dig around to see what happened.

This post for Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction (click for link to original post) was recently saved over 100 times to Pinterest. This blog post only rated so-so when I first posted it. Interesting how things can come back around over a year later and do so well.  So for the last week or so I have enjoyed a nice little bump in my stats. I’ll take it.

Have you ever had a blog post not do so well at first but gained traction later?

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  1. A. JoAnn says:

    The salad looks and sounds delicious. I think that it fits well with the keto-type eating style that is trending these days.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks. I didn’t think of that.

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  2. Miriam says:

    Yum. Looks fabulous!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  3. Pat Grattan says:

    With the relentless heat and humidity, it is refreshing and does not require a stove! You go girl!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Pat!

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  4. So fun!! This has only ever happened to me once but it’s fascinating to me as well. This is clearly perfect for summer

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. My family loved the salad and it was funny to have it show back up over a year later.

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    Perhaps it has to do with the fact that you have more followers than a year ago. Sometimes I need to repost an older post (two years or older) and they reach more readers today but because of the fact that there are more readers.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks, Erika. Possibly. I forget to go back and repost things from time to time that we really enjoy. I need to do it a bit more.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        That sounds like a very good idea 😊

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  6. I have indeed had a cookie recipe that just recently went viral which surprised me somewhat as the pictures were so so and an older post! We’ll take when we can right!

    Anyhow this salad looks so refreshing! Love the this combo!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! I will have to look at your cookie recipe! I love cookies.

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    2. trkingmomoe says:

      I was amazed when that happened to me a couple of years ago and the recipe is still circulating. It was a old post from 2012. It is like the recipe gods smiled down on the recipe.

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      1. Love that “recipe Gods smiling down”! It’s always wonderful when they do😍

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      2. koolaidmoms says:

        That’s exactly what I thought.

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  7. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much.

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  8. trkingmomoe says:

    I had several over the years that has done that. Just out of the blue it gets passed around Pinterest. Those posts are still pulling in views on a daily basis on my stats report. The past few days I have been thinking about spending more time on Pinterest and braking up the recipe board I have into food group boards. I was over there this week researching vintage Jell-O salads when the idea hit me I should be following some of these boards and doing more sharing from here on the new boards from all the recipes I see on WordPress. I think a lot of eyes have moved to the boards from other social media. It would save me from a long bookmark list and easier to find on a picture board. I am usually a day late and a dollar short on coming up with workable ideas. It is easier and faster to scan a board with pictures then just relying on a search engine.

    Another thing that just recently happened to me was my followers list took a big jump up this summer. I have had many non WordPress users following recently.

    Congratulations on the salad recipe. It is a good one. I remember when you first posted it.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I too am taking a look at Pinterest. I think that is my area of growth. Everything else is static.

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      1. trkingmomoe says:

        I tried face book but it fizzled out. You can only build so many wp followers based on the time you have to follow them and that is were I leveled off at. Pinterest don’t require much upkeep..

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  9. That salad looks delish!! I make a watermelon salad and love it but that balsamic reduction. Wow! And yes, I have had that happen before with posts. For some reason my method of doctoring up refried beans so they’d taste like they came from a restaurant sat around for years and then took off. Weird, huh!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! Now I need to look up that recipe for refried beans for next month! I love refried beans and can never make them right.

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      1. Yes it is coming soon!

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  10. beehumblewithme.wordpress.com - My Journey as a Housewife... says:

    I just did a grocery haul and I got the stuff to make your Sesame noodles. I couldn’t find the toasted sesame oil so I got regular Sesame oil. Will they turn out right is what I wanted to ask you.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I think so. The flavor may be a bit different but it should still be okay. I hope you like them.

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  11. That is exciting Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. It gave me a nice bump when I needed it to get back into meal making and blogging.

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