Sometimes it is a surprise when I post something I think is fairly ordinary and it gets a lot of traffic.
Other times when I make a post I know it’s going to get some links and more traffic than most. A year or so ago I had decided that if I wanted to take the time (typically it’s a two to four hour investment so it’s not something I have time to do everyday) I can write a high traffic post at will.
When I stumbled across the Brady Campaign membership list on sale a couple weeks ago I thought I had something really big but the response was a little disappointing. Yes, I got more traffic than normal with about 1000 visits that day instead of the normal 500 to 700 but it wasn’t quite as what I had expected. [Shrug] Okay, so it’s not as interesting as I thought it was.
That was two weeks ago.
Friday afternoon Detroit Gun Rights Examiner Rob Reed made a post about it, Kurt Hofmann followed up with one of his own and things exploded. Numerous forums and email lists copied them, a few more blogs picked it up, and my Sitemeter entry page has looked like this for nearly two days:
My visitor and page counts:
Notice that on the 18th of last month when I originally made the post there was a little bump but not that much. Compare that to yesterday and what continues today.
I think the difference is because I had a rather narrow perspective on the significance of the data I found. Things clicked for Reed and Hofmann.
Ah, I have an email to send you too. Got it from some site I signed up for a contest. Your link was there.
Good to hear that you got the credit you deserved for digging up all of those numbers… Especially since it will mean that the Brady Bunch’s duplicity gets shown the light of day, which is never a bad thing.
Job well done. I was just Gobsmacked by the revelation that they are, well dead as an organization. It means that all of your work on the second amendment really did make a huge difference.
As my friends from down under say, good on you mate.
Thanks again for all your terrific work/writing.