It’s hard to believe. Today this website, that started out as little more than a place for people to post their support, will exceed one million views. Heck, for the first thirteen months I wasn’t even tracking viewership. So this one million view threshold was easily broken a long time ago. What’s remarkable is I am fussy about this count. I do everything I can, through system settings, to not double-count if a person (IP address) visits a page twice in a single day. I also never count myself in this number. I did everything to make this measurement legitimate.
It’s a milestone that reminds me how much Ryan means… still.
Today I hope to sit down and pull some reports. I always find these both interesting and informative. These are the same ones I give at every 100,000 increment: Most Read Articles, Most Commented Articles, Most Active Countries and States, Average Time on Site, Average Comments/Post, and so on. I get a bit nervous comparing to past results, hoping Ryan’s relevancy is not falling off significantly. I guess I’ll know the answer to that tomorrow.
So, for today I’ll end my writing early to (hopefully) allow time to dig into the information. One thing I know, without even checking, is the website is popular beyond my wildest expectation. One million views for a personal blog! Can you believe it?