For my last post of the month, I felt I had to address something.
And that’s the explosion of traffic that just manifested in my blog stats the last two days.
There has been more traffic yesterday and today – individually – than any other day of traffic in the history of my blog.
I wish I could say it’s because I’m a rad crochet personality. But that’s not why yesterday and today’s stats have each broken all other traffic records in a single day on my blog.
The last “all in a day” record? Yeah, that was back in fall 2011 when we had the Cama Beach Crochet Retreat and I posted all those photos during the week. In fact since I posted every day of the retreat as well as during my extra few days stay afterward, the entire week had high traffic stats. So did the video I made (in summer 2011) from the 2010 crochet retreat too.
And a close 2nd was my article in summer 2012 about The US Olympics Committee bungle with Ravelry.
Again, makes sense. Crochet, crochet, crochet. Check.
And while it hasn’t broken a record for hits in a single day, the absolute #1 post on my blog is my 2011 post on “What Does Frogging Mean?”
So what is it that’s breaking all the records this week, two days in a row? And ain’t over yet? (Vast majority of traffic from the US too.)
Yep, it’s my article from last year’s NaBloPoMo about the game Tape Ball, aka Candy Ball. The simple but fun game played with a large ball that’s made with cling wrap/plastic wrap, leftover wrapping paper, candy, prizes, underwear, a sense of humor and a lot of shenanigans.
My phone keeps going off – “Your stats are booming!!!”
Guess I’m glad that I took my time and compiled a complete how-to last year. To be honest, I did it so I could have something to go back and reference for myself. And at least for now it’s turned into a record-breaking post.
In addition, oddly, my 2011 story about accidentally making butter in my Ninja blender when I was trying to make whipped cream for Thanksgiving has also been getting an unusual amount of attention the last two days too. The 4th most popular post on my blog, incidentally. Either a lot of people accidentally screwed up their Thanksgiving desserts, or someone’s trying to get back to their old-fashioned roots – with power kitchen tools.
Gee, you know thinking about it – that’s an awful lot of blog popularity all written back in 2011 right there.
Does that mean I was a better writer then?
I don’t know, but in either case, I predict that this holiday season will be a lot more fun for some strange reason.
And I want pics.