Whereas my list of regular readers has grown from the original six to upwards of 100 people per day (go figure), Friday marked the height of crazy over here at Figs. According to my site meter I finished the day at 345 visits from people in areas as crazy sounding as Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Brussels; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; Eugene, Oregon; and Menlo Park, California.
What gives? Has my blog suddenly become that interesting? Of course not. Here's what happened:
I was tagged for a meme, tagged other bloggers, was thanked for lemons, and was agreed with concerning a particular disturbing image of John McCain groping George Bush. All good fun because most people who came my way are probably authors of similar (ok, better) blogs. And I enjoyed discovering some new blogs from the comments people left.
BUT THEN in the middle of the day, the lid nearly blew off my site meter. Seems someone included a link to what I thought was one of my lamest and most insubstantial posts, Fun with scissors: A little art hoax. I thought it was kind of fun, posted it, and them immediately forgot about it. But that someone included a link to it on a seemingly megasite, sort of like a public blog where anyone can post about anything. And floods of people clicked on the link and came over to Figs for a visit. And it's got me a little worried. How do I know all these people are nice??? They haven't left any mean comments . . . yet. I know some bloggers regularly get this kind of traffic. But not little old me.