Well, I'm pretty excited today. I've shared with you before how shallow I am with my shameless pursuit of blog traffic. I hit some new highs this week with my post on Moroccan chocolate. It's been quite popular with my regular readers (thanks for all the comments – as usual, it's the interaction with all of you that keeps me motivated) but the stats went a little wild when it was posted to the Joel on Software Reddit. I hit a freakish new one day high of over 900 hits yesterday and it looks like being over 300 today. I'd say about 1000 of those come from Reddit. Yowza!
This was all on the WordPress version of the blog, the Blogger version (which I don't promote very much) is maintaining its steady 30 or so hits a day. Blogger readers shouldn't feel bad, it's more… intimate. I was particularly happy that the post was well-received on the Joel sub-Reddit, I've been a big fan of the Joel on Software site for years and I often use his stuff for my work. It feels quite good to have gotten such a positive response from that forum. And now the post has appeared on WordPress's "Top Posts" listing – I've often wondered what the hell you had to do to get on that listing. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why posts appeared there. I will be interested to se if that provides any sort of boost to traffic.
I remain very interested in what search terms point to my blogs. My gratuitous "Foreskin King" post last week worked far better than I expected. My WordPress and Blogger blogs are the number 1 and 2 results on Google for "foreskin blog" now. Words can't express the pride I'm feeling right now.
I'm also amused with how often searches for "how to hang toilet paper" end up here. I have to thank James and Pirate Jen who used my blog to settle their office argument on the topic. Particular thanks to James for pointing me to the Current Configuration site. More than one person has told me I didn't make it clear which way I intended for toilet paper should be hung (I thought I did) but this site actually uses illustrations:
And Check this out:
I thought I had too much time on my hands. Truly teh internets are wonderful things. Tomorrow will be a big day; post number 100. Damn, that got here fast.