Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:45 pm


Filed under: Housekeeping — Lex @ 12:45 pm

Ed Cone blogs here about his blog traffic, what drives it and what his blog drives.

Prior to taking the blog dark last winter, I was averaging around 180-200 hits per day. After I resumed blogging, the numbers climbed back up from roughly zero (hits from searches on “Thomas the Tank Engine,” among other things, helped keep things alive). They’re now averaging 40 to 60 hits, and I’ve perceived no upswing or downswing in recent weeks.

Sometime in the past few days, when I wasn’t looking, this blog passed the 100,000-hit mark. It’s a classic example of getting results just by hanging around. I’ve never gotten a link from Atrios, Drudge, Instapundit, Slashdot or any of the other heavy hitters Ed names. (Have never written the kind of thing that would lead me to expect one, for that matter.) I did get a link from once or twice via a friend of a friend, and those were good for 1,800 to 2,000 hits per day each before traffic settled back to normal.

I do this for me. If visitors find it worthwhile, I’m delighted, and thanks for stopping by.

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