What happened to generate that kind of traffic? Well, someone put this post from 2006 on Reddit.com and it took off like wild fire ... for quite a while there (after I became aware of it) I spent a *lot* of time in the top 100 web sites.
Seriously ... a little ole part-time contributor like me ... Reminds me of the time Deb Schinder linked to me (as an example of a right-wing nut job) and I got a ton of traffic ... but only a fraction of this in comparison. And to think that little post, which still gets me reliable hits every single week (right along with the one about Katie Couric & the sniper), got traffic volume like that nearly four years later.
I guess I'll just keep on pluggin' away.