So I opened up Hubpages this morning and found that I had a lot more views than normal. About 6x the normal amount. Check to see which hub it was and it was a historical article I wrote a long time ago. Check the stats, and almost all views coming from email links. Very odd.
Then somebody left a comment saying that the History Channel had linked my article to a mass email to its followers as art of a "check this out" thing. No idea what they are talking about, but thought it was cool. Just an example of try doing quality stuff and over time rewards will follow.