Damn post is wrecking my graphs.
It is Monday, which makes me feel like the traffic on the Syria post has got to slow down today, but the numbers so far show me differently. On Saturday, I had 200 pageviews when I woke up in the morning and 500 by noon; on Sunday, 500 when I woke up and 1000 by just after noon, and today I had a thousand by 8:00 in the morning. It’s 8:44 as I’m typing this. That picture’s less than five minutes old and it’s 50 hits out of date already.
This may end up too small to read, but look at that nonsense. That 468 hourly high is after I went to bed, and I went to bed around 10:30, which means we had like ten straight hours of 350-400 hits per hour yesterday. There should be a lull in the bell curve around midafternoon, and it ain’t there. And that early-morning dip is probably still around 100-15o an hour.
The goddamn thing’s gonna catch and pass the Snowpiercer post today. In six days. Insanity.
I keep waiting for a troll invasion; I’ve stomped on one post where the person referred to “unvetted” refugees, demonstrating clearly that he had no idea how the refugee process actually works at all, and there have been a couple that I’ve laid a stinkeye on but have left alone. I’ve made one alteration to the text where a mistake was pointed out and left another alone although I probably ought to edit it a bit. I’m considering turning off comments today just because I legitimately have a shitton to do (this is my only day without the boy all week) and I don’t know how much time I have to wait for the racist hordes to land on my head.
Another interesting fact: Facebook continues to be just about the sole source for referrers. You’d think that someone in there somewhere would have dumped the thing onto Zite or StumbleUpon or Reddit or something, but so far this is a Facebook party. Which could be why I’m not seeing too many trolls; maybe they’re all staying on FB and yelling at people there. Who knows.
(8:56 AM: 1318 views, meaning the post got 116 views in the less than fifteen minutes it took to write this.)