I get a good deal of traffic on some of my older posts, especially the ones dealing with my opinions on politics or the military.
Most of these folks seem to surf in from search engines, read whatever post appeared in their search results, and disappear. About half the time they'll go to the main page, and then over to the 'top posts' section. Sometimes they come back, repeatedly to the same post, sometimes they fade back into the blogospherical ether and are never seen again.
And sometimes they feel the need to make comments on a four month old post.
Which leads me to add a category to my troll post, i.e. the 'Drive By Troll.'
Seriously, how many people actually go back and read the archives? Oh sure, new people surf in, and maybe poke around looking for something interesting I said. But come on, how many people really go back and read all of that? Including comments?
So, riddle me this: what's the point of leaving troll droppings on a four month old post?
Anyway, should you actually go look at the comments from my most recent asstard troll - which you'll see I left and actually even replied to (because I just felt like slapping somebody last night) - a pithy individual from Woodbridge, Virginia and one those Obama supporters Scalzi warned us about, see how many of the characteristics I've defined that he meets with just that one post. It's fun, and life affirming - oh, and you get extra credit if you can guess exactly what his (I'm assuming it's a 'him') search phrase was (Hint, note the title of the post).
And now I really must go do some actual work.