This is weird: My RSS feed leapt this week from low 40ks to 56,000.

I have no idea why; perhaps it was yesterday’s Bloomberg Surveillance guest hosting (podcast here) — but that is just a wild guess on my part.

Recall that last week, after the Goldman bonus debate, it popped from 41k to 46k.

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Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

22 Responses to “RSS Feeds Go Wild”

  1. Bruce in Tn says:

    When I was a kid, and the circus came to town, we’d go just to see the bearded lady…

    I am not making an analogy, of course, just making some sort of generalized statement….


  2. ben22 says:

    I just told a few people…. :-)

  3. CNBC Sucks says:

    Do you also have posts about Meghan McCain, Eva Amurri, and Caroline Wozniacki?

  4. constantnormal says:

    botnets ;)

  5. bergsten says:

    Maybe you should chart your RSS traffic against popular market indicators. Maybe correlation does imply causation.


    BR: Its not like regular traffic — it mostly goes up gradually, with some falloffs on the weeknd

  6. cavinsoo says:

    Looks like the market is going to peak soon. Remember last time you mentioned that the number of visitors popped when there was lots of fear at the bottom?

  7. gloppie says:

    Quantum leap in a self organizing meta system.
    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the climbing numbers, while it lasts.

  8. gloppie says:

    And what about your MSM appearances, Barry ?

  9. Stillaway says:


    I see from your site that you are quite the fan of women’s tennis. What’s the appeal? The one-on-one competitive drama, the constant action, maybe the occasional grunting?

  10. bobmitchell says:

    BR, honestly and without malice, you have a face made for radio.

    Given what passes for analysis on TV you should be proud.

    You can’t compete with their logic.

    Sorry I missed you on the radio, I bet it was great, I always marveled at how well you used the little time you were usually given on TV, very good pace.


    BR: I love radio (and not just for the face reason) — they let you answer questions, and there is no octobox!

  11. I-Man says:

    Come now, I bet you’re into ladies tennis too…
    Dude does have a good eye for talent though…


  12. alfred e says:

    Well I’d like to give you credit for recognizing there are some extremely serious social issues that show up superficially as “hot buttons”. There’s an awful lot under the surface if you can get beyond wondering whether you should lease a BMW or a Ferrari. But you know that.

    And that’s why.


  13. Stillaway says:


    I was just razzing since it’s quite clear what the appeal is.
    I may even have to consider less PGA and more WTA.

  14. super_trooper says:

    ok, good to know!

  15. cn,

    botnets ~!~ that’s too funny..those babies can be a real charm..


    just think what a little BRIPTV could do.., but, whatever the reason, nice going !~

  16. CNBC Sucks says:

    @ Stillaway

    The boobage? Is this a trick question?

    @ MEH

    You have been trying to get Ritholtz to buy into your BRIPTV idea for a year now. Can you not see the man is a shrinking violet, camera-shy, and careful to never self-promote?

  17. davefromcarolina says:

    Your RSS feeds explode. If you knew why, would you change your approach?

    I didn’t think so. Relax and enjoy.

  18. CNBC S,

    a measured reticence can be one’s best asset.. ( ; know the old adage: “One never gets a 3rd chance to make a second impression..”

    or, differently, no launch is better than a hard-launch, understaffed, w/ some serious kluge-ware and lack of bandwidth..
    past that, what’s the InTrade quote on Stillaway being proto-Dense v. epically Droll?

  19. peguy says:

    Google rolled out a “Recommended Sources” option on their feed reader, and I am sure your name was suggested right on top to anyone subscribed to any business/economy blogs

  20. Congratulations on the feed jump BR. Just validation of the quality content you put forth.

    My feed jumped this week also, from 3 to 5. On a percentage basis I have you crushed!
    I put the majority of this uptake down to the fact my sister realized I had a blog!

    Keep up the good work.

    -Luke Sidewalker

  21. bman says:

    I tuned in to see what you had to say about the Galleon bust, strangely disappointing there, then again about the fed smackdown on zombie bank compensation, once again strangely disapointing. Maybe when GS execs are drawn and quartered we can have some liveley discussion about it.. I hope so!