Late last night, someone linked this post on Stumbleupon. For a few hours, I got peppered with hits. The following shows my visitors and page views as of a few minutes before midnight, when the stats were cleared for today's.
And the one below, captured a few minutes ago, shows that it fell off even faster than it rose.
And this one shows yesterday's visitors compared to the last 30 days.
Now don't get me wrong, I appreciate the visitors, but this sort of thing is actually kind of frustrating. If I click the back link in the stats, I get a generic Stumbleupon page; I can't see the actual post or feed that links to me. Not one of these visitors left any kind of comment, so I have no idea which item(s) were so compelling as to bring in over 2100 visitors in a few hours. Finally, I've been having fun watching the uneven and slow growth of visits and readers in this blog. A spike like that will make it difficult to see anything else for the next month.
Still, I have to admit taking a pleased double-take when I saw the number of visitors had increased by a factor of ten, when I made one last check before going to bed.
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