9 December 2004
It's a Baldilanche!
The Instalanche perhaps isn't what it used to be. For a while, I had the smallest on record; since then, BoiFromTroy has lowered the bar.
Indeed, the combination of both those events wouldn't equal half the traffic I got from an offhand Baldilocks item.
Lesson learned: never underestimate the power of a smart woman with a sense of humor. (I already knew how to suck up.)
Posted at 8:15 AM to Blogorrhea
Can't even hold on to last place. That's a bummer.
But enough about you. I got an Instalanche one glorious day, only I didn't even have a blog at the time. Glenn linked to a funny thing I had posted to the Mothering.com forum, of all places.
I have no way of knowing just how many total hits it generated, but I know it sent about a thousand in the first two minutes. To this day, the Mothering.com forum home page bears this testimony: "Most users ever online was 1023, 09-10-2004 at 10:39 PM." That's two minutes after Glenn linked.
I think it was that brief taste of glory that finally inspired me to launch my own blog three weeks later. And Glenn? I hear he's still running that blog of his, too, not that he ever comes to visit. Ah well, at least you and Aylward mention me from time to time, and that should be glory enough for anyone.