Warming alarmite Tim Lambert (current average daily visits: 3,577) is now demanding $520 per week for ad space at his rarely-viewed site; $3360 for three months! Guess that explains his recent graceless attempts to provoke an Instalanche. (By the way, ads presently displayed at Lambot’s (sic) site are apparently shared throughout the ScienceBlogs network.)
I wrote my post because Reynolds was wrong: invading Iraq has reduced their oil production. I guess that since Blair is always angling for an Instalanche, he thinks that everybody else must be. Pointing out Reynold’s mistakes or criticising him is, in any case, a very ineffective way to get him to link to you since he very rarely links to such posts. If you are looking for an Instalanche, the secret is to write something that confirms Reynolds’ world view. Of course, that’s no guarantee because there are oodles of right-wing bloggers writing the same sorts of posts, all hoping for that Instalanche.
I have nothing to do with setting the advertising rates here. That’s done by the same people that have been responsible for launching tornadoes across my posts this last week. (And sorry about the tornadoes — they’ve promised not to do it again.) If they can get $520 for an ad, more power to them. Though for that price it would probably involve a mortar in the sidebar gradually destroying my posts by lobbing shells into them.
And Blair’s sitemeter says he gets 10,403 visits a day. I suppose the dividing line between “rarely viewed” and “super popular” must be somewhere between 3,577 and 10,403.