I don't think you are the only one, as seen below, the are a great number of inmates whose only social media IS ADVrider, and as for you likes, always nice to get and they count for double for sure especially when you chime in on occasion I hear you on the quality, I used to read loads of them but just don't anymore, just too vanilla! One comment I did read a while back somewhere about travel writing is to NEVER use the word 'THEN' at the start of a sentence...for example - Then we went here...Then we did this. The writer made a solid point of saying that's the point when I tune out and look for something a little more (to quote you) freakin' rodeo! Thank you for the kind words, as I have said before, I'm lucky to stand in some very cool places and record them for you guys Thanks for the likes in other places too, I do recognize them, I get you on the photos vs video thing. I think if the writers of these reports could see more interaction, not necessarily comments but numbers beside a like here and a total number of hits it might a little more motivational for the writers to continue. I know @michnus mentioned this a while back and nearly quit his RR because there was no interaction. The mods have a lot to do with that, letting them determine what they think is static (as they call it) and good interaction with back and forth questions. I honestly think it would be nice if there was a way the writer could control their own report and be the one to moderate it themself. Views are on the front page if you look at the forum on a computer, for me they don't show on my phone, but that could be ten people opening the report multiple times, it does show unique hits, thats what impressions are. The good thing about knowing the impressions even if you eliminate the comments, you can tell what is working and what your readers like, read, share etc by a simple number that is generated by each unique view. A plain view count doesn't tell you that. That would be good, another metric is when you get the most traffic, I know on ADVrider weekends are good for posting on RR's for me, but its an educated guess, on IG all days are equal. Just trying to help @Rudy see patterns and ways to increase the numbers in various areas of the forum I think you're right for sure currently about RR's due to COVID, can't tell how much I was looking forward to this year's riding. Right now I should be in New Zealand or Australia and trying to catch you up on the 'stans, Mongolia, the BAM and the RoB, South Korea, Japan...but I'm in Phoenix eating a cheese sandwich, not really as exciting! Reports will keep coming for sure. But as mentioned earlier the views could be made up from a dozen of so readers, I guess what I'm getting at here is are other people getting put off reporting here because they don't see the numbers and want a bigger audience or think they deserve a bigger audience? For me, I could care less, I link my post to here, FB, IG, and my website for those who don't want to read past all the additional comments Isn't that what used to happen in the old format, IIRC there was a star system, 5 good 1 bad, I like the trending idea...@rudy/ @Baldy what do you think? Doable? I get it, all of what you are saying, that's why I cringe to do video because I would become 'one of those guys' I think the big reason ADVrider is such a success is that @Baldy made a point of no ads for years to keep the site clean, sadly FB and IG (same company) do the opposite and uses this to their advantage. I did make a suggestion a while back to have Ride Reports have another section, ones that were longer more ongoing in years rather than weeks, like there is a day-tripping section, how about the polar opposite riders who don't have a home...I think it ended up on the cutting room floor.