This is embarrassing !
I mentioned earlier that thousands of disc golfers read one of my posts. I realize now that I misinterpreted the data. Instead of looking at the metrics for one of my affiliate links I was looking at the metrics of all affiliate ads forgetting that I just added one or two just before I published! I still reached thousands of disc golfers, just not nearly the 17,000 like I first thought! So for the 24,000 hits for the week the impressions numbered probably closer to 12,000.
Time to install google analytics on my site!
Apologies if this caused any disharmony!!!!