No, not this one.
I'm cranky today about the number of visitors this blog receives. Those who visit are terrific - especially terrific commenters. And I'm extremely pleased for this.
But Phronesisaical can't seem to get more than 100 visitors per day on average. Anything over that tends to be because my blogpals with much heavier readership, The Wege or Neddie or Lindsay, link to us. Then it settles back to around 100. Peter Daou has linked a couple of times and brought us to nearly 700 once! Lance Mannion and Sisyphus Shrugged and Max Sawicky have also helped at times. And there are many others of you who, like us, have much lower readership.
This isn't a new story. The vast majority of blogs, some of them really really good ones, languish in the 100-200 visitors range. The big blogs ignore us. And there have been a few times where an email sent to them with a new story or line or interpretation gets used but not attributed (and they're all a-huff about the press ripping them off!).
So, I've wondered what would make for the Most Irresistibly Linkable Blog Post in the World. This might have to do with the content of the post, but I'm not so sure about that. I've seen lots of heavily-linked but ridiculous posts from big blogs. Is it a method we're missing? After all, the MILBPW might have already been posted somewhere in the blogosphere but overlooked due to a lack of method of getting the word out about its irresistibility. Is it both content and method? Is it something else entirely?
What would be included in the MILBPW? Nudity? Social Security? Twins?
Your suggestions are needed and welcome. Let's work together towards the Most Irresistibly Linkable Blog Post in the World!
UPDATE (April 10th, 6:45pm):
See also The Corpuscle on the blog readership issue.
UPDATE (April 10th):
Jebeebus! PZ is doing well. Thanks for the link, my godless comrade.
And for those gazillions of you from Pharyngula now stopping by our humble home, please feel free to take a look at our other fine products. Some samples are on the sidebar under "Phronesisaicality." We take requests too, and can tapdance.
There's a post on squid ice cream from Venezuela somewhere in the archives [here], if you're here as a squid fetishist like PZ.