Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Boo-yah! Or Whatever.
What a lucky coinky-dink: Went to the site to look for new comments (I MUST HAVE COMMENTS! GIVE ME COMMENTS!) and saw the site meter at the bottom at 19,999. Clicked, and it went up to 20,000. You should notice a spike and a bump in the site traffic: The first, on March 28th, was the day that Orac generously linked to my little parody, shortly followed by PZ Myers, one of the big men in the skeptical blog-o-sphere, and it just went crazy from there. I didn't expect such a big response. Apparently it's easier to become an Internet meme than I originally suspected. I thought I'd just get a couple chuckles, rather than spreading laughter across the world. Thanks go to everyone who linked over. The second bump was my gift to PZ Myers, originally posted, quite appropriately, on April Fool's day. Apparently the secret to success in skeptical blogging is to do anything and everything to catch the fickle eye of PZ.
Anyway, it's been fun being noticed, especially from a person like me who doesn't really demand that much attention (GIVE ME COMMENTS!) in meatspace. Then again, if I did attract attention in meatspace, I'd probably end up facing a tribunal of men in red coats wielding a dish rack and threatening to give it a turn.