In social media, trending are topics attracting the attention of most of the people in that moment. Unfortunately, trending topics are self-feeding. If something ends up top of the trending list, it becomes an accident alongside the highway. Everyone wants to slow down and take a look.
Walking by a student glued to their computer, I asked, “What are you looking at?”
Without lifting her eyes away, she replied, “What everyone else is looking at.”
That’s a good definition of trending.
You might think that today’s blog exercise is to find a trending topic and blog about it, but the exercise today is to look at your own trends.
What is on your site that everyone is looking at?
In a lovely response to my blog exercise on naming your favorite things, the author of Tony’s Texts wrote about his favorite things, saying “it made a nice change from the darker posts I’ve been writing.”