Today marks my two month blogoversary. Time to take stock again (no, I'm not going to do this every month).
At the end of my first month, I had achieved my goal of 500 hits. At that time, I mused about setting a new goal, but never did. One month later, I'm at 1600 hits and rising. Since 500 hits per month was what I wanted to maintain, I think it's going pretty well.
As much as I'd like to believe that it's a result of my good looks, the amount of traffic I receive is largely due to referrals from two sources: Poliblog and Evangelical Outpost. Dr. Taylor over at Poliblog first gave me a nice write-up and link, which is probably the main reason I'm not still down in "Insignificant Microbe" status on the TTLB Ecosystem (at this writing, I'm a very high end Slithering Reptile). That earned me the notice of some of my most faithful readers and referers, such as Mac over at Stones in the Field and Scott Gosnell at Pro's and Con's.
The second big jump came when I got a nice write-up at Evangelical Outpost. Joe Carter sent a lot of new traffic my way, and a good deal of my new readership gets referred in from his site. Actually, twice now Joe has said nice things about particular posts. Thanks, Joe.
Of course, none of this should be read as detracting from some of the folks, particularly medievalists, who seem to have found their way to me on their own. Most of these seem to have made their way through Michael Drout's Wormtalk and Slugspeak and Lisa Spangenberg's Digital Medievalist.
I guess my novice status is still apparent, as evidenced by my recent troubles with Trackback (and the fact that I'm not trackbacking these links since I can't figure out how to TB a whole site as opposed to individual posts) and the loss of a few comments. Nevertheless, thanks for all the people above and many more unmentioned for having faith in the Wordhoard. I hope I'm able to send a little traffic back your way.