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: