18.104.22.168 - - [28/Jun/2021:08:20:22 +0000] "GET /new/atom.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 18292 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)"
This appears to be a bot from Microsoft Bing checking my blog for updates. Of the 4000 "hits" on my website yesterday, over ⅓ of them were the Bing bot checking my blog for updates. How many times did I actually update my blog yesterday? Zero, that's how many. All the other blog-checking-bots on the internet combined: Brandwatch, Hypefactors, Feedly, NewsBlur (yay!), Feeder, Omgili, Feedbin, Bloglovin, et frickin' cetera checked 34 times total. And that was plenty. That's why I say "a million hits" isn't so impressive; it's not necessarily a signal of an impressive website, maybe just some over-eager bots.
Anyhow, thank you excellent bingbot programmers for helping me to juke the stats. And to the rest of you, humans and bots alike: Thank you for reading.