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Have You Ever Written Something That Went Viral?

How many views of something before it becomes viral isn’t really defined and it can have a different meaning, depending on the media. However, I was totally stunned today to find out that an answer I wrote on Quora has been sent to five million people (5,000,000!)I can’t quite wrap my head around that.

The question I answered was ‘Why do cows have holes drilled in their sides, not buffaloes?” I’ve written about the same subject matter here on Virily, in a different way, but regarding treating cattle for bloat. Apparently, Quora determined that my answer was worthy of sending to millions of readers. I wrote the answer on September 26 and to date, it has had 289,100 views. To me, that would qualify as “viral”, regardless of how many more views it gets.

Frankly, I’m astonished. I wouldn’t have thought that so many people would be interested in the question in order to read the answer. The last time I had something that came close to being viral was back when I was a Senior Manager at and I wrote about how to make a cheap swamp cooler. At least for that one, I could understand the overwhelming interest. Not so much with holes in cows. I just wish I was paid per view on Quora.

  • Have you ever written something that went viral?

    • Yes, a few times
    • Yes, once
    • No
    • Not even close


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Written by Rex Trulove

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