Just a question for long-time US Catholic bloggers out there: did you notice a surge in Spring 2008 that fell off sharply after the elections that year? I know that many bloggers felt a definite fatigue after that long year. (I know it was one of my most demanding for a host of reasons.)
Once I discount my post on Miley Cyrus, I had a plateau from March through October that fell off about 20% in November. If I were a little more conceited and political, I’d think that those lost hits were losers’ disgust at how the American electorate betrayed them.
Also counter-intuitively, this site has had a small surge since Lent began. One common blogging/commenting practice is to fast from some, most, or all of internet browsing and discussion for these forty days. I could be picking up visitors from other sites, though. But how much does Lent affect your hit counts? Or, if you’re a commenter, how are you keeping Lent through your internet behavior this year?
Just a reminder: if you have a topic or item you would like me to blog about, just e-mail me. Interesting or unusual bits of liturgy news are always a welcome read, speaking for myself.