I noticed late last week that my website traffic was blowin’ up. Take a look here:
Looking into it, I realized that 99% off that traffic was from my post about Open Mike Eagle declaring himself the new Mayor of Ferndale, WA. I was already aware that Mike had re-tweeted the link to the article, but I quickly discovered that it hadn’t stopped there.
Mello Music Group (who have released some OME musics) tweeted a link to my post as well:
— Mello Music Group (@MelloMusicGroup) March 29, 2017
That tweet in itself was re-tweeted 15 times. That would seem to be enough to account for the traffic spike. But then, the very City of Ferndale itself tweeted:
— City of Ferndale (@CityOfFerndale) March 30, 2017
To which Mike succinctly replied:
honorary my foot! https://t.co/iWtp4nJW3b
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) March 30, 2017
Mike would expand his stance on Instagram:
I tweeted about how my website traffic was blowin’ up over all this attention, and the City of Ferndale rather cheekily tweeted a response:
@angrybeef Sorry, not sorry!
— City of Ferndale (@CityOfFerndale) March 31, 2017
Also at one point over the weekend somebody I’d never met posted a link to my post on the Faced Book.
Well, it looks like as of today my site traffic is back to normal (i.e., nobody reading this), but it was a fun little explosion while it lasted.