Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Blogger Mystery

One evening this week my blog received 80,000 hits from Romania.  In one hour.  I'm not a celebrity in Romania (yet), and those hits have nothing to do with who might read this measly blog.  I also often receive similar "attacks" from China and Russia, though Romania really is the most insistent, the most stubborn and the most faithful.

Of course I want to know what all this means.  My working theory is that the Blogger itself is facing giant DoS attacks, and somehow allocates all that useless traffic across lots of blogs so as to defeat the attacks.  A bookkeeping maneuver, in other words.

But I could be wrong.