For the almost three year life of this blog, daily hits to the site have numbered in the single and low double digits most of the time. Statistics automatically generated by WordPress include the daily numbers of hits and showed that this blog’s “personal” best hit 51 back on April 22nd of 2012. My laziness at posting interesting stuff likely contributed to that milestone not being bettered for almost two years.
This week, there have been two new daily highs – 76 on Feb 5th of this year and a ridiculous 154 on Feb 11th. This also meant that February has already set a new monthly high.
Why silly/ridiculous? This new daily record was almost entirely from people seeking updates on the London Tube strike earlier this month! Now, I don’t believe that anyone spent more than a few seconds on my blog; I did not post any special information except for a link to the TfL website and judging by news reports things were much more complicated and chaotic than first seemed to be the case. I’m sure the people who clicked on my posts went elsewhere almost immediately.
There has been a slight uptick in visitor numbers since then and a couple of new followers, though I doubt that the London Tube mayhem will increase the number of regular visitors beyond that, but one never knows.
I’m thrilled to have a record number of visits to my blog. Still… weird! And unlikely to be duplicated any time soon (and shame on me for crossing fingers for another Tube strike!) Oh well. It was nice while it lasted.