Monday, February 25, 2008
Before I went to bed on Friday, I checked my blog and noted that it had almost 5000 views. Not bad for me; I was pretty pleased. On Saturday I woke up, still groggy, got on the internet and thought that my blog was up to 5160 views.
Wow, I thought, a lot of views overnight. Neatorama must have picked up on the story about 1943 hiring practices of women that I submitted to them.
Off I went to check statcounter, clicked on my account and saw a graph that went through the roof.
What gives? Is statcounter having problems? Then I realized I didn't have 5160 views on my blog, I had 15, 160 !
It turned out that my post had not only been linked by Neatorama, but then it got submitted to Reddit and National Review!
Over the weekend, there were times when I was getting a hit every second. What a riot!
Since this will never happen again, I need to document this. Take a look at the statistics for the weekend:
And here's a view from ClustrMaps of where the hits came from:
There were more, but the high number of hits overwhelmed my the account. :-)