Monday, February 19, 2007

What Happens When You Beg at Pharyngula

Your blog gets a zillion new hits.

I already knew about the Pharyngula-mention effect (PZ links to you, your traffic experiences geometric expansion), but I didn't realize it could be brought about by asking for it in the comments.

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I guess this means I really need to get to work on that promised science-and-communication post.


Carlo said...

Good work getting 'out there'. I've never really been into posting comments on the 'bigger-blogs'. As I am an opinionated person, I usually end up offending at least one other commenter, and end up starting some form of internet argument.

I spend far less time on the internet than most people actually think I do, so I generally don't have time to sit there and respond to other commenter's points and criticisms.

Perhaps I should just do a better job of not putting my foot in my mouth?

TheBrummell said...

Meh, it's teh intarweb. If you're not pissing somebody off, you're not using it correctly.

Spending time doing productive things, rather than arguing on-line, is probably a good idea.

Now, of course, I'm committed to actually writing something half-way interesting soon.

King Aardvark said...

Man, I don't write anything interesting ever. Don't worry about it; that's what PZ is for. We're just here to beg for link traffic.

TheBrummell said...

Man, I don't write anything interesting ever.

That's not true! Your series on your wife's bizarre Alpha course is highly interesting. The posters always look so innocuous...

Unknown said...

You don't even have to beg, apparently! My comment on the same thread at Pharyngula appears to have brought a bump in traffic to my class blog as well, with Google analytics reporting that some 15% (of 27%) new visitors came directly from scienceblogs since I made my comment! I'm going to have to ask my students to brush up their writing act in light this external traffic.