Traffic is way, way up at the Pink Pony, but don't congratulate me, because that doesn't mean I'm getting new readers or anything. It's largely because of Google image searches. Oh, new readers are definitely coming by for the latest Callista visions, but you'll be surprised to hear just what's driving all this sharply increased traffic: photographs of Mitt Romney's and Rick Santorum's families.
Back in March, 2007, the Associated Press released a heaping passel of Romney family photos, but apparently I'm one of the only ones who noticed and made use of them. As a result, PSP is now THE go-to place for fab pics of 14-year-old scrub-headed Mitt, teen Mitt, and newlywed Mitt, and for some reason, this is something tons of people really, really want to see. No accounting for taste, I guess.
And then if that's not strange enough, the other big Google hit these days is this post, the most commented upon PSP post ever, featuring a Reuters photograph of Rick Santorum's deeply disturbed, abused and crying children. The fact that this photo, alongside other shots of the weeping tots at the same event, shows up in the top row of the Google Image Search for the terms "Santorum Family" and "Santorum Children" and "Santorum Kids" demonstrates that Rick Santorum's famous "Google problem" is hardly limited to Dan Savage's notorious daffynition.
But other than that, yeah, PSP incoming links still mainly involve Gay Aaron Schock, sexy pony outrage, mop dogs, and, of course, Angela Merkel porn.
So I'm a little curious: are there any regular Pony Pals who first stumbled across this blog in such an indirect way? I don't mean from a link on another blog, but from doing something like an image search for pink Ouija boards or something?