Here’s to meta-blogging!
An interesting thing happened last week…a video came out on the website Digg (link to video), showing what happens when you pour molten aluminum into an ant hole. The video has no explanation or context, so people took to the web, looking for answers.
And they found this post, which I wrote a couple of years ago, about some of the work I did with Walter Tschinkel at FSU. We were studying the architecture of ant mounds. I realize that most blogs have had a much greater number of hits, but 493 visits (and 398 visitors) in a single day was a record for me. You can see how that drowns out everything around it!
It’s funny, I never thought the post was particularly notable, but it has always been my most popular post, visit wise (more than 4 times as many visits as the next most popular post), but interestingly enough, it only ever received 7 likes from wordpress folk. But, given that it has been so popular, maybe you’ll go check it out?