When I was looking at my website statistics, it appeared as if July would easily defeat June in every category. That prediction seemed like it would come true even with 3 wacky days in which my site logs disappeared and so there were practically no hits recorded for those days. Then, the “number of visits” statistic on AwStats dropped below 1000 on July 21 and my hits never recovered, dropping below 500 on July 28. I’m wondering why my hits suddenly dropped. Was it because I neglected to update the Chalkboard Manifesto during the heat wave? It seems like the only conceivable reason, aside from something happening at stumbleupon, which was directing a lot of hits to me.