During the past few weeks I have been seeing a strange phenomenon. My blog, which at the best of times has gotten maybe 60-70 visitors a day, is currently averaging between 250-300 visitors a day. This is rather unnerving since there has been no corresponding increase in comments, which still averages a painfully modest 0-5 a day unless a giveaway is in progress. Not much of an increase in followers either, only five in the past few weeks. I have no idea what prompted this increase in readership, where the readers are coming from or what the new readers think. It's odd. I suspect that it is a passing thing ... and I keep waiting for things to drop back to normal. In the meantime, I feel like I am living in a glass house and I don't know my neighbors. I realize blogging is essentially exhibitionist in nature but the size of this new audience intimidates even an egotist like myself.