The last big milestone, redux, or maybe I should just stop it with the predictions

On August 22, 2012, I said I figured I’d be done blogging by the time I got to this point. I figured I’d have to get to 2,500 posts (that wasn’t far wrong, it was 2,355) and that would take three years. The post rate picked up a lot. Guylty joined me in November 2013 and made a major contribution. But even as I saw the numbers pick up toward the end of 2012, and then again, massively, in the summer of 2013, I still figured it would be March of 2014 before I got the necessary visitor numbers.

Wrong. The Armitage juggernaut keeps rolling onward — and December 2013 is already the biggest month on record both in terms of unique visitors and page views.

All that page views measure is page views. Still, they offer a moment for reflection on everything that’s happened since I started this blog in a rather desperate mood.

Before

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and after

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The main reaction I have when I think about the entire journey, from zero to 2,500,000, is one of shock and disbelief.

The second is one of thanks. In particular, I’d like to thank Guylty, who’s played an important role here for a little more than a year. Next, the fellow bloggers and friends who’ve held my hand and kept me calm over the years. Finally, I’d like to thank all of the people who’ve come here to support each other and me and to share moments of joy: particularly, the regular commentators over the last almost four years, and the readers and lurkers — whatever your reason for reading. Thanks for doing that.

Big thanks [cough] to Richard Armitage, too. [cough]

[comments closed. I just wanted to mark the moment at which this happened. I’m grateful for positive thoughts, and maybe I’ll have something flowerier to say on my next blogiversary, in February.]

~ by Servetus on December 21, 2013.

 
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