Monday, March 4, 2013

A Milestone: 500,000 Blog Views!

Yesterday morning, the blog hit a milestone I never thought I'd see: half a million views (not including feed views). Half a million. Do you guys have nothing better to do with your time than read my rantings and ravings and speculation? Guess not. I hope you've found something that helped you, since I started the blog because I had no one to help me.

But really. I'm amazed. And humbled. And mostly shocked. I really haven't been paying attention to the blog's statistics for more than a year, and I only noticed I was at 499,750 on Saturday night by chance. 

Because I'm a statistics nerd, here are some stats:
First post: October 20, 2010, so the blog is almost 2.5 years old.
Blog site views: 501,500-ish
Facebook "fans": 494
Feed subscribers: 343 that I know of.
The U.S. is responsible for approximately 68% of my traffic, and nearly 10% come from New York City alone.
Major traffic sources:
For some reason, "best cholent recipe ever" is the leading search engine inquiry.
Total money earned from advertising: $383.48. I wouldn't quit my day job if I had one.
Total donations from blog readers: $88 and two wedding presents.

If you want to compare these numbers to the prior milestones I marked, check out the old posts:

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