Yesterday, this blog got the second-highest one-day total for page views in its 7 1/2-year history.
Usually when I have a big day, page-view-wise, the overwhelming majority of the views come from a single referrer. But yesterday’s surge appears to have been incredibly diffuse: The source accounting for the largest number of referrals sent only 15 people my way. That’s just a few percentage points’ worth of the hits. I guess the death-penalty post, which appears to have gotten the most views, went viral, in a small way. I’ve never really had that happen before. Interesting.