My post about Founding Engineers caught the attention of some folks on Hacker News, which is kinda like a focused subreddit for tech folks. There were some great comments. My server melted down, though, and some folks had to read the google cached version. I think the post peaked at around #25 on the front page. Can’t imagine what a pounding the number one post gets.
I was able to restart my web server later in the day (the post unfortunately happened at the same time I was doing a release of The Food Corridor application), and saw from my web stats that I had as many people visit on that one day as I get in a typical week. That was only the folks that my stats system was able to capture, so I’m guessing there were a lot more.
I have thought for a long time about making my wordpress site publish to s3, using a tool like simply static. I haven’t done that yet, but was able to leverage WP Super Cache’s CDN integration to serve up the static assets of the blog from CloudFront, AWS’s CDN. This post was very helpful.