April 24, 2005

Missed it by that much

For those who don't know about an Instalanche, it's what happens when this guy links to you, and what happens next is a phenomenon during which an outrageous number of page hits ensues. They say that the influx of visits is so monstrous and sudden, even Site Meter has a hard time keeping up.

Today, I was one degree of separation from scoring the coveted Instalanche.

Instapundit linked to this particular post from this particular blogger.

The post right below the linked post linked to one of my recent entries.

The result? 883 page views by 6:22 p.m. Not bad for a Sunday. Not bad at all.

Someday I'll get that Instalanche directly. Some day.

Posted by Ryan at April 24, 2005 06:21 PM

Not too shabby. *nods head*

Posted by: Desult at April 24, 2005 10:26 PM

Whee! An Instalanche!

And now his account is suspended. Poor bastard probably never saw that one coming... :)

Posted by: Strider at April 25, 2005 11:30 AM

Whoops. Overwhelmed their server.

I almost got an Instalanche of sorts once about two months ago. Getupgrrl over at Chez Miscarriage mentioned me in a post and asked what my site was. Someone told her in the comments section (just typed it, mind you-- not even a link) what my addy was and the next thing you know I had a 270 hit Saturday. Then Grrl pulled the post down. I'm still kind of bitter she didn't wait until Monday.

Posted by: Joshua at April 25, 2005 11:32 AM

I congratulate you on your near miss Ramblin', and I really hate to risk bursting your bubble.


I have to wonder if the Instalanch wasn't precipitated by the hope that if one followed the links Selma would lose the top altogether.

Or was it just me?


Posted by: Swiftee at April 26, 2005 01:32 PM

I did have a DenBestealanche once. I commented on one of his entries on my own blog, and he linked it.

That one entry still shows up in my logs as a frequently accessed page.

Posted by: Strider at April 26, 2005 02:02 PM
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