Normal Posting Ahead, Check Back Often

Jeremy Meyer has noted (in an edgy, all-lowercase sort of way) that “whenever i mention that i’m going away and that i might not get much chance to post, my hit numbers plummet.” To avoid this phenomenon over this Christmas weekend, he lies,

there’s absolutely no reason to believe that i might not be posting as much this holiday weekend. both of my readers should check back here, preferably every 21 minutes to give time for the sitemeter to refresh, just in case some new nugget of rubber hose wisdom should appear and spread merriment throughout the land. this period of absolutely normal posting should continue through monday, christmas day.

Indeed, while there might be some slight shuffling of my schedule owing to the opening of various gifts with my wife and her family (who are here visiting) during my peak blogging hours Monday morning, plus the Dallas-Philly game starting around 4 Eastern, plus whenever we have our Christmas dinner (before the game, I can assure you) posting here will be unaffected as well.

Of course, I often find that traffic declines during weekends and holidays, anyway, what with readers having other things to do than peruse blogs. It would be much more helpful to OTB traffic if people would just stay at the office 24/7, as readership seems to peak during normal work hours. (Like Jan Haugland, I still check site stats pretty regularly but not as obsessively as I did when I first started.)

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. upyernoz says:

    thanks for the link. but how did you figure out my super-secret identity?

  2. James Joyner says:

    You’re welcome. I clicked on the link to your Technorati profile at the bottom of the page.

  3. upyernoz says:

    those technorati folks know everything. thanks again for the link, and for discovering a secret identity loophole for me.