I'm somewhat new to Gather and I'm lucky if I get 10-20 views on my articles. Over the weekend I wrote about having Steak and Eggs for breakfast. Guess What?? Somehow this article now has 100 views. I'm not sure how that is possible, but I'm not complaining. I only have 10 comments, but maybe they spotlighted this article. Not sure, but it's helping push my points along a little. I'm currently at 564 points and hoping to cash out soon.
Did you ever get a random article with lots of posts? Maybe people are just feeling hungry?