Actual screen cap of my stats for the last month. June 14 is … atypical ...
So I checked my site stats the other day, just to see what was going on, and I saw the graph you see above. Everything is mooching along at the normal 500-600 page views a day until June 14, when suddenly the site stat jumps up to 16,000 views out of nowhere, and jumps right back down almost immediately.
WTF? I mean, what the fuck?
Clicking on that day's stats gives me links to the top sources of my hits, and one of them was responsible for 15,000+ hits, google image search. And clicking on that showed what I presume is the image that all those hits were searching for: the picture in this article.
Now to my uninformed eyes there's nothing particularly particular about the photo, except it is one of the very few unsourced photos on this blog (i.e., photos I don't know the source of … when I know it, I reveal it, and provide a link if possible, that being the proper thing to do).
The annoying thing is, I have NO idea what led to all those searches … all I can think is that it was referenced (maybe even hotlinked) by some much more popular website or message board, but was pulled after one day or maybe the members don't backtrack much for old posts. I sure would like to know, but I don't know how to find out. (I did a Google search for the url of the relevant post, but found nothing).
Anyone who has any idea why a blog post put up last November would create a spike this June, let me know. Otherwise, may I say … WTF????!!!!!