Well, I was just a little bit surprised yesterday when after getting home from work I noticed the number of hits on this site almost doubled in one day. . .
I thought something was wrong, maybe some kind of virus, but then discovered that Blogger had recognized this site as their "Blogs of Note" for the day, just a link from Blogger's homepage.
Since I added a stat counter on June 6, I have been averaging 100 or so hits per day. But yesterday, no less than 2,851. And as of 7:00 this morning, I have over 800 for today. As you can see from the Visitor Map on the left-hand column, these hits have come from all over the world. And the Comments have been pouring in as well. . .while some have been very complimentary, most of them, as you might imagine, are from owners of blogs or websites--all of them non-Civil War, or even history related--hoping to post links to their sites in my comments section. Of course, I do not approve or post such "comments."
I have to admit, while I am happy and pleasantly surprised to see this site recognized by Blogger as a "Blog of Note," it is somewhat odd for me to see so many hits within just a day and half.
I just hope everyone keeps coming back!