This morning my post on Blackwater Fever was Instalanched. My first response was to use it to try to draw attention to my ad for John McCain. My second response was to wonder how on earth Glenn Reynolds found it. Before today, my blog was known to fewer than 10 people, and I’m not actively promoting it. According to the stats, I’ve received no traffic from search engines. So he must have found out via a linkback.
The thing is, Reynolds must get thousands of linkbacks every day. He can’t possibly look at them all, and also scour the Internet for interesting articles, and also hold down a job as a law professor, can he? I’m curious, so I’m going to try an experiment: I have another link to Instapundit in this post. If I get another Instalanche, we will have empirically confirmed that Glenn Reynolds has no life.
UPDATE: Reynolds refuses to be manipulated into a sending a second Instalanche, but he (or someone at UT claiming to be him) weighs in in the comments. Hypothesis confirmed!