Not because I may hold the record for oldest blog with the fewest readers. There's an award for that somewhere and one day I shall receive it. And vampirestat.com loves me, so there.
Rather because I wrote a post called Dante Thugs and Poetry. With footnotes*** and I'm laughing alone.
In good news, the post, published Thanksgiving day, has 368 pageviews. In bad news, the post was published on Thanksgiving and has 368 pageviews.
Unfortunately my analytics software doesn't break down how much of that 368 is from my good friends at vampirestat.com, or Vietnam (which seems to be the new favorite spam site that loves my blog), for that matter. But hi, vampires, and all you Vietnamese!
Anyway, if you want to read a blog post (haha! No one does! Take THAT, self-serving, self-referential META-humor!) that includes references to Caroline Bergvall, Dante, Thug Notes, the Danteworld web site, video-game Dante, Longfellow, Robert Pinsky and more -- WITH FOOTNOTES! -- you are at the right place. Seriously, with footnotes.
Earworm. You are welcome.