The Internet Is a Very Strange Place

As you may or may not have noticed, last week’s silly dog post got picked up by, well, just about everyone. I think it probably started with a sidelight link at Making Light, then it showed up on Boing Boing, and Digg, and MetaFilter, and something like half the LiveJournals in the world, it seems. The site got just shy of 50,000 pageviews on Friday, and Saturday and Sunday would’ve been in the top five days, traffic-wise, had they happened a month ago.

So, I’ve achieved Nerd Fame, of a sort. I have to say, it’s a kick, and I’m fighting the temptation to sit down and try to crank out a whole bunch of talking-to-the-dog physics posts to keep this going. But, of course, they wouldn’t be all that good if I forced them, and it probably wouldn’t work to sustain traffic, anyway.

So, I’m going to stick with the usual mix of physics, politics, pop culture, and whatever other topics cross my mind. If the dog and I have any more deep conversations, I’ll be sure to post them, but in the meantime, I hope new readers stick around and enjoy the rest of the blog.

And even if they don’t, I now know how to say “Bunnies Made of Cheese” in Portugese and write it in Hebrew. So, you know, that’s something.