Of course I’m a nosy blogger—I want to know what brought you lot here. So, every now and then, I check the stats and the referrers and search terms to see what’s been going on. And ever since January, 2012, I couldn’t help but notice that, pretty reliably and unless something big happens on Doctor Who, my review of Sherlock‘s The Reichenbach Fall is the top post. I kept checking daily for a while, and that fact never changed. Every damn day most people who find my blog end up reading about Sherlock on a roof. Which, naturally, begs the question,
What the heck is wrong with you? Do I have a notice up somewhere that reads, “Welcome to my blog, would you like pain or suffering?”?!
And it’s not just Reichenbach, it’s the entire damn show. Funnily enough, The Blind Banker is not among the top ten, let alone with top twenty or, apparently, thirty. Not a favourite, then—which is an assessment I agree with. But still, it takes a while until something other than our sleuthing rude bastard turns up at all. Castle, 007, Doctor Who, and Lewis are the next contenders for most popular posts. Of course, I’d have to crunch the numbers more to make it representative. But still, posts that have been online longer than Reichenbach have far fewer hits, and, bloody hell, it outnumbers A Scandal in Belgravia by almost twice the number of reads. And that even though I haven’t been blogging any news for Series 3, or Setlock, for that matter.
From what I can see, the most search terms that lead to that post are John’s speech at the grave, which I have quoted in full, parts of the roof scene and Sherlock’s note, and theories on how he faked his death. I’m almost sorry that, as a by-product, the readers get hit in the face with feels; but then, not really.
Be that as it may, I’ll continue keeping an eye on it. Sally was right when she said that one day we’d be standing around a body, and Sherlock would be the one who put it there. In this case, Sherlock’s killing my numbers. Thanks, dear.
So sorry Andrea but your summation of each and every episode of “Sherlock” has just been so bang on target. I can’t speak for others, but I have read other reviews and you truly grasp it in my opinion. You write beautifully just thought you should know. Keep it up!
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! 🙂
Agreed, Doctor Who or Sherlock wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t come here afterwards to read your reviews.
Great work! =]
That’s so sweet, thank you! I’m so glad you like it here 🙂
Oh god yes ditto on Dr. Who too, still catching up on those though, but I’ll get there. Your blog is fabulous good writing never goes out of style.
Hi, I found your blog while finding extra information to feed my hunger for Sherlock after S4.
To answer your question of what made me choose to read your blog, it must be the power of Google that made me found you. 😀
But the reason i stay and read every articles of yours on Sherlock is the charisma in your words that lure the emotions while i enjoy the show so much that i forgot about them as well as the details that i overlooked during excitement.
There are perspectives that i agree and disagree with you, but in the end, the main direction are similar: the love for Sherlock and John.
p.s. i especially love your blog on ‘The Sign of Three’ and ‘The Lying Detective’.
Thank you so much for dropping by, and I’m glad you’re enjoying my Sherlock posts! I had a blast reviewing all four series 🙂