The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 October 2005

Where are all these people coming from?

Traffic has picked up markedly this week, and I can't think of any good reason why. The usual 800-a-day average, after sliding into the middle 700s during the summer, has somehow jumped over 1,000; even Sunday drew 916. I'm not getting any extra linkage that I know about: I'm still ranked just above 3,000th in Technorati, and still in the middle of the TTLB Large Mammal phylum. And while I've had a couple pieces on the Norman splodeydope, arguably the biggest non-basketball story in these parts, I'm hardly leading the way on any of this stuff.

No, I'm not crowding my bandwidth limit or anything. (My host is projecting 8 GB for the month, which is a lot by the standards I'm used to but far from getting into the dreaded Extra-Cost Zone.) But if by some fluke I'm actually doing something right, I'd like to know just what the heck it is.

Posted at 7:00 AM to Blogorrhea

It's me Charles! I just like to hit the refresh button. Over and over again. I find it soothing.

Posted by: Donna at 7:21 AM on 7 October 2005

That's funny, because this last week my own traffic has DIED. Went from 600-700 a day to barely scraping 300 now.

And no idea why.

Posted by: Ian Hamet at 7:46 AM on 7 October 2005

I'm holding strong at my usual 5 visitors.

Posted by: Donna at 7:49 AM on 7 October 2005

maybe it's because you spelled baloney bologna, which is the correct spelling; many people are drawn to the orthographically superior, as a month to a flame. i think nietzche was the first to point out this phenomenon.

Posted by: akaky at 8:22 AM on 7 October 2005

I've also noticed that my traffic has climbed for non-obvious reasons. However, I'm also gradually moving upward in the ecosystem -- even though my inbound links total has dropped as a result, apparently, of NZB tweaking the algorithm or some such. Nothing else would explain my gaining ground while losing links.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:22 PM on 7 October 2005

I'm here because of Joel Henry Hinrichs III. I'm hoping for some extra enlightenment from a local about what is going on in Oklahoma, and it was either your place or the Hansons' website.

Posted by: Morenuancedthanyou at 12:12 AM on 8 October 2005