Fourteen days ago, a post on this site was linked by Daring Fireball, one of my favorite blogs. I can only imagine what his daily traffic is like, but presumably it is ample because he writes that site for a living. I can tell you that getting linked to by him sent me almost 10,000 views in one day. Oh how I wish I had Google Ads on this site that day! Predictably, that level of traffic did not persist.
The next day, maybe a tenth of the traffic. Since then, I’ve been averaging in the neighborhood of 50 views a day (I was getting more like 50 views a month, so this is still a big jump). But the biggest difference I’ve noticed over the last two weeks is that I get a lot more spam now. Fortunately Akismet catches almost all of it, but I got spammed about 100 times in the last two weeks alone. Which is as many as the site has gotten since moving over to WordPress.com in May.