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.