I’ve noticed something semi-interesting while checking out the stats for this blog. WordPress tracks how many visits I get and how many times a particular post is viewed. For a while my post on Hamilton vs. Jefferson was getting a lot of hits, and recently my Essentially What Ended the Cold War post has been a popular read. This is kind of funny because that post was a joke. Hopefully, I haven’t mislead some poor high school researcher into thinking Rocky Balboa won the Cold War with his dramatic defeat of Ivan Drago. Of course, to deny that that had any impact on the outcome would be foolhardy, but won it single-handedly, they may be a slight overstatement.
WordPress also tracks words that were typed into a search engine that led to my site. If my powers of deduction are as sharp as I think they are, it appears that someone somewhere in this great land had assigned a paper on the differences between the aforementioned Hamilton and Jefferson followed by an assignment on the final days of the Cold War. I’ve even had a few commenters say they were going to use my blog as a source! If you’re the one conemplating such an action, and you’re reading this right now, I would suggest you rethink this plan. I don’t know how authoratative “Some Guys Blog” will look in your bibliography. But otherwise, best of luck.
Anyway, just a couple of observations I’ve observed after careful analysis of this humble blogs vital stats. Glad I could be helpful where I was and hopefully I’ll continue to provide useful and amusing historical facts and analysis. If not, feel free to leave intelligently scathing comments, unlike the dude that commented on this post who apparently didn’t read the title before complaining.