In my blog post yesterday, I encouraged readers to read Ta-Nehisi Coates' essay, 'Other People's Pathologies, in The Atlantic. As I normally do, I tweeted a few times with a link to my blog post:
Without slavery there is no democracy; without slavery there is no American dream; without slavery there's no America— Chris Connolly (@Cripipper) April 1, 2014
The United States didn't save black people; black people saved the United States of America: Ta-Nehisi Coates nails it.— Chris Connolly (@Cripipper) April 1, 2014
What's been fascinating to observe is the reaction to it, and by that I mean the relative lack of reaction or interest.
Normally when I tweet a blog post, no matter how banal, it registers about 5 or 6 click-throughs from Twitter to the blog post. Each of these tweets got somewhere between 0 and 1 person clicking to read it, at roughly the same times of the day as I would normally tweet the link.
Regular sources of traffic to the blog (from the UK), such as Lib Dem Blogs and Lib Dem Voice have been noticeably quiet in terms of traffic.