UPDATE: With three hours to go, April 10, 2011 has a chance to become my busiest blog day in 18 months.
It's 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon and the Hillsborough traffic is out of control.
No, not the highway traffic. I'm talking about the traffic on this blog!
With plenty of browsing hours left, visits to "Gillette on Hillsborough" are already triple what I would receive on an average day.
What accounts for the spike in popularity? It has to be the story this morning in the Star Ledger about the Route 206 bypass project. Once again, the newspaper has failed to provide the one thing that people are really interested in - A MAP!. I know this because nearly all of the visits to the blog today are from people searching for "route 206 bypass map".
Just a few years ago, it would have been common to see a map accompanying a story like this. In fact, computers made the creation of this type of graphic relatively easy - hence we saw a welcome increase in tables and charts and maps in the paper.
Obviously someone realized that the person creating the graphics had to get paid.
Since I don't get paid, and therefore can't be downsized, you can click here to see my map of the 206 bypass.