My friend Chris prompted me, via his recent blog post regarding the phenomenon of "viral" success on the internet, to go check my website statistics tonight. I hardly ever do this, and it was good that Chris convinced me to, because getting the pants scared off you is great for the circulation.
I average about 10 hits a day, generally. Before I went on blog hiatus a few months back, I got more, but not much more.
Now...remember that silly post about R0bert Pattins0n's hair? *points downward*
That got 853 hits today.
This is in comparison to 63 hits yesterday, and given the post is internet-old (i.e. it was published last Wednesday), you know something freaky just happened.
It turns out a huge majority of the visitors got here via a Google image search for R0bert Pattins0n, so the abrupt success of OxyJen is likely due to my post getting picked up by a web crawler.
Thank my frickin' stars. Who wants to be famous for making fun of someone's hair?