I've had an amazing increase in hits for the last few days. Many of my new viewers come via Virginia Postrel and Tim Sandefur, with others finding me through searches for "national anthem at the olympics Breiner" or variants thereof.
It is curious that none of these visitors have left comments. Neither Virginia nor Tim have comments enabled on their blogs, so perhaps their regular readers aren't used to commenting. Eszter Hargittai has written about the democratic value of comments, allowing nonblogging people to have a voice in the blogosphere. Stand up and allow your voices be heard, people!