I noticed that two of my questions received a number of upvotes today. At first, I thought perhaps they became active for some reason (edited, etc.) but I found out that neither of them had any recent activity. I mean, don't get me wrong; I'm not complaining; I just don't understand why they would receive those sudden upvotes.
- The first question was last active 24 days ago. It just received 3 new upvotes (+27%).
- The second question was last active 5 days ago. It received 10 new upvotes (+333%).
What's even more strange is that, because of Winter Bash, the home page is filled with posts about hats. So, I would expect the other/older posts to have less attention than usual.
Has anyone else experienced something similar? Is there a reason for those sudden upvotes? Maybe some people have extra free time because of the holiday season so they're checking older posts? Or am I just overthinking this?