The hits on my blog are spiking. Do you know why? It is this:
No, really. Yesterday I had 286 unique visitors, which is about three times as many as this time last week. The mountain was popular then, too, but now by far the greater bulk of my drop-ins are mountain-searchers from google images. The google image pointer, however, doesn't tell you what the search string was. But I think the best explanation is that this shot (linked to my blog rather than to the source of the image, for some reason completely obscure to me since it's under a link in my post) is the seventh image result for "nature". And I've said it's terribly pretty. Do you think that mattered? And if it did, can I stick an internet irony asterisk on it this time?
Some people, a very few, actually stay to read a few other pages. Hello, nature lovers! I'm in the type of mood lately that has me reading my horoscope a lot. So of course I tend to thinking that it's both galling and incredibly profound that most of the people who see my blog are drawn in by an unbelievably kitsch mountain shot.
Naked in the sunshine state
1 month ago