A few months back, when Firedoglake moved from Blogger to their new digs, Jane took me off her blogroll. Can't say as I blamed her, given that she's got valuable internet real estate now, with between a quarter and a half-million visitors a week dropping by. I'm surprised she kept me on as long as she did after hitting the big time, frankly, since I don't write much about politics any more, and given that her 'blog is now exclusively political.
When I lost that link I lost half my traffic, and figured I'd never get it back.
But this month has seen my traffic hit new heights (granted, 'new heights' means I'll get in April what Jane gets per hour, or what Seth gets in a week--it's all relative).
Whence this flood of new visitors? About a half-year ago I linked to some [clean] images of porn starlets, and now Google Images delivers about 20 hits per day thanks to Lilly Thai. I also get lots of traffic from this picture of my wife and her sister in Toronto.
I'm not above whoring myself out, especially when I'm using images of other people to do so. So now it's Charmaine's turn.
All of this of course begs the question: why do I care about traffic? Well, I guess I don't, really--but I think Viking Dog deserves some.