Server Log Question o' The Day

Can anybody explain why I suddenly got a whackload of hits from PostSecret at the start of this month?

As far as I can tell, nobody sent in a postcard that said they had a secret crush on me (or that they hated my guts) and anyhow, the links are shown as coming directly from so it's not as if somebody sent a postcard that had my blog URL on it that people could re-type.  (Well, they could but then those hits would show up coming from their ISP, not from a link on that domain directly.)

In fact, PostSecret doesn't even really seem to link to very many external sites at all.  Very strange…(but I also feel like I'm missing something obvious.)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    How strange. I definitely read Post Secret and I read Head Tale, but you're right, they don't link out very often…also I am in no way ISP technical so I can't help here.
    Maybe post secret's secret is that they like you Jason 😛

    Posted 09 Nov 2007 at 3:23 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Like Michelle, I read both blogs. Perhaps people just read in them in that order. Or does it work like that? hmm. How interesting for you.

    Posted 09 Nov 2007 at 4:23 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I don't think that works like that (it has to be a direct link to show up rather than the surfing history of the person coming to my site somehow showing up.) But who knows – maybe that's somehow what's happening?
    But then again, I'd likely have noticed it before if you guys are long-time readers of both blogs. Anyhow, very strange…

    Posted 10 Nov 2007 at 3:17 am
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    It's not a huge deal – just weird because I knew the site doesn't use a lot of out links and I couldn't find the link to my site that was showing up in my referer logs. Plus the nature of that site somehow connecting to my blog, intentionally or not, piqued my curiosity. Who knows – there's probably a service out there that allows you to mask the site you're coming from so you could “punk” people. That could explain it…

    Posted 10 Nov 2007 at 3:19 am
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