Several years ago, I had the good luck to get a link from Atrios, and as an exceedingly low-level blogger, I knew that anyone else in the same position would be interested in what sort of short-term spike in readership you get from that kind of thing. So it would be remiss of me to not mention how yesterday’s plug from The Rude Pundit affected page views.
Back in the spring of 2005, the Atrios link to my parody TIME covers (which was the entirety of his post and which are still the most-viewed items on my site) brought in more than 7,500 readers in the first 30 hours. Over roughly the same period of time, as an update to The Rude Pundit’s already-posted article on McCain at Sturgis, about 1,100, which I won’t be sneezing at.
Thanks to both of them for the support and the years of poking through the internet, dredging up chunks of interest and occasionally palming off some of my stuff.