April first was not merely my biggest day (in terms of blog hits) ever, by a factor of five, but it was also my biggest month. In one day, I beat any previous thirty.
I thank all the commenters for their kind words. I know I am flattered that a handful of people thought it might be possible that I am PZ; I hope he was flattered as well. I also thank the many of you who did know it all along, but who played along anyway just for fun.
I also found out that it makes me very uncomfortable to lie to you. Yes, it was a silly April Fool's prank, but I still apologize to you for abusing your trust, and I hope you can forgive me. And PZ, as well, although, as it turns out, I can't speak for him.