Tuesday, August 08, 2006

On Referrals-from-Amy Withdrawal

I don't know how I did it, but for the last few days, Amy Welborn, the queen of the Catholic blogosphere, decided I was the cat's meow. She kept linking items here!

The result was a huge spike in otherwise modest, but much appreciated, traffic.

Alas, now I'm yesterday's news, and the traffic has slowed. Well--you know the old, Latin saying: sic semper gloria blogospheri.

12 comments:

Fr. Larry Gearhart said...

I must say, Fr. Martin, your Latin is good enough to be humerous.

Moof said...

Have you ever tried submitting posts to religious Carnivals? They really boost your hits.

Here is a link to one ...

Jay Anderson said...

Back in March, Amy linked to me 3 days in a row, and then a couple of other times during the month. It was my best month ever.

Since then, it's been a steady decline each month.

;)

Anonymous said...

Ah, the "readership spike" is always fun. I myself am often guilty of pageview tunnel vision. And besides, have no fear. We loyal followers will always be here. (Course, we won't impact the traffic numbers much.)

Esther said...

Well Father, you blog is sure a hit with some of my friends.

Father Barry said...

And I second Fr. Gearhart's Latin praise.

(Also, I have no idea what that first post was "anonymous." Weird.)

Scott Carson said...

I can't get her to link to me no matter what--and I even posted a lengthy defense of her against the slanderous piece in Culture War Magazine. You're obviously one of the illuminati

the Joneses said...

I came here from Amy's blog, but you're now on my list of "check daily" blogs. I've enjoyed reading.

Tracy said...

I guess the daily groupies of the Fr. Fox blog would be the Johns and Marys ;-)

Terry said...

Down the road I can say "I knew Father Fox's blog before it was big time." :)

Fr PF said...

- or as Father Anthony in our community says, "Sic transit Gloria Swanson".

Victor said...

Mr. Carson:

If memory serves, Amy did not allude at all, in any way, to that Culture Wars article on her site. Assuming she made that conscious decision -- which is (a) the correct choice, and (b) her prerogative in any event -- she shouldn't link to any defenses of her either. Why give it the credence? Why acknowledge it?, etc.

Her not linking to your defense of her is perfectly explicable on those terms rather than snubbing you.