Another Potentially Obvious Puzzle
So here's another question that seems thoroughly baffling to me, but might well have a very obvious answer.
I was checking my Blogometer the other day---the one that lists how many hits, how long people have stayed, where they come from, etc. Normally, in the "Referring Links" list, Eric Berlin's blog is at the top of the list with 3 referrals. This time it was still there with 3 referrals, but was sharing the top spot with the following blogs:
moresemantic.blogspot.com --- 6 referrals
radiofreesawatdee.blogspot.com --- 3 referrals
Also normally, After Eric's blog, I get one or two from Tomato Nation, one or two from Jason's "Emailinator" blog, and that's where the list ends. However, this time, the list went to fourteen terms, with referring links from a dozen blogs I've never heard of, including the following (the top three all referred twice).
Since several of these sites aren't even written in English, I confess to some non-plussedness and stymying. I'm aware of the irony, of course: by asking what's up with these links, I have in fact created the very links that are puzzling me. But anyone who looks at my site will see the "referring links." They're right there above this paragraph! But I saw absolutely nothing similar on any of these blogs; no direct route from theirs to mine. I didn't even see anything that would, say, cause my site and any of these to show up on the same Google search.
Come join me in my head-scratching, won't you?