Well, yesterday was fun; I got BoingBoing'd for my Tales of the Singularity. But today, I have regained my cool sang froid about all that, and it's almost too much trouble to grep for boingboing.net referrers again. (Almost.)
The only question is: having gotten a few eyeballs, how do you hold them? I'm pretty sure the answer is: you don't. They come, they go. Having once done something interesting, perhaps I can later continue to be interesting, but the key insight (besides hexapodia) is that you don't keep eyeballs just because you want them. That's putting the cart before the horse -- as Paul Bunyan discovered in my story.
So really, my experience mirrored my story. How ... meta. And very unexpected.