Any idea what our most looked at blog has been? My goodness…at this point, we have over 4,000 blog posts. So what would be the most “popular” of sorts??? Was it one that shared big news about a tour or a new album? Nope. Was it one that focuses on some controversial topic within fandom or our fandom? It is not. Could it have been the interview with Dom Brown? That would be a good guess but…alas, it is not. No, the most viewed blog post is the one I wrote about the interpretations of the Reflex. My reaction to this? Oh, for the love of Pete…
Let me give some background. For awhile I was writing blogs that analyzed and/or offered interpretations of certain Duran songs. Some of these songs were ones that I had been thinking about and others were suggestions from our readers. It became obvious that I could not ignore one of Duran’s most successful singles and one that is often discussed in interviews. I can think of countless times that the band, most specifically Simon, has been asked about what the song means. So, I need what I had to do and looked up the interpretations online then went through the lyrics to determine if the various interpretations were possible or likely. All of this was done on this blog here. Since the blog was posted almost 5 years ago to the day, we have had a ton of people look at it. We still get comments on it.
Now, looking back, was it smart of me to do that blog? Was it a good idea to really look at that song? I don’t know. I’m not ashamed of the blog post. A part of me really enjoys looking at theories and lyrics and trying to analyze them and always will. But should I have done that with this song? I don’t know. I have seen interviews in which John Taylor has indicated that it is a good thing that the lyrics continue to be discussed like a poem would. Maybe so. Yet, I see Simon appeared to be slightly annoyed or frustrated when the topic comes up. Is it because he feels embarrassed about them? I suspect not. I wonder if his feelings are similar to mine when I see the hits on this post or new comments.
I am always glad when someone comes to the blog for whatever purpose. I am proud of all that Rhonda and I have written over the past 7 years. Likewise, I’m hopeful that one blog post might lead to more searching on the site or having someone subscribe to check in daily. I’m sure Simon feels the same way with the same hope that someone into the Reflex will lead to listening to lots more Duran. That said, it doesn’t always lead to that. There isn’t always more searching on the blog or new dedicated readers. If I had to focus on one point, I would emphasis that there is a lot more here on the Daily Duranie besides talking about the Reflex just like there is a lot more to Duran than the song or a lot more to Simon’s lyrics.
So, if you have come to search for the meaning of the Reflex, that’s great. Please, though, take some time to look around at other interpretations or other blogs. Consider subscribing. Come back more often. We have lots more to offer.