Respectful Insolence

2,000,000

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I demand the sum of…..two MILLION visits! Muhahahahahaha!

Yes, I know I did that bit before, but I liked it so much that I wanted to do it again.

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Sometime yesterday, this blog hit another milestone. Sometime yesterday morning, Respectful Insolence™ recorded its 2,000,000th visitor. Unfortunately, “sometime yesterday” was while I was at work, and, due to pesky duties like meetings, I was unable to record the 2,000,000th visit for posterity, as I did for my 1,000,000th visit.

That was on January 22, 2007. To reach the 1,000,000 mark took 2 years, 1 month, and 11 days. To go from 1,000,000 visits to 2,000,000 visits took 9 months and 15 days. Nice. Even better, October was my second best month of all time with 121,582 visits, surpassed only by July (although if the usual pattern repeats itself as it did after July I’m in for a steep drop in traffic in November).

Of course, to keep me humble, P.Z. had to go and have his first million visit month ever in October. It’s nice to know that I’d have to increase my traffic by more than eight-fold over my second best month ever even to be in his range.

Competitiveness of the ant against the elephant aside, what feels really odd is that the 1,000,000 visit mark was a really a big deal, a huge milestone. Now 2,000,000 passed almost unnoticed.

Well, not really.

In any case, as before, I can scarcely believe that there are that many out there who are willing to read what I regularly lay down. All I can do is thank you all for reading and hope that you keep it up.

Comments

  1. #1 S. Rivlin
    November 7, 2007

    Orac,

    Congretulations. Just keep on with the excellent job you are doing. Your preceeding post examplifies it.

    Mazel Tov! ;)

  2. #2 Amy Alkon
    November 7, 2007

    Thanks from one of your many fans — keep up the great work!

  3. #3 Mekei
    November 7, 2007

    < < Unfortunately, "sometime yesterday" was while I was at work, and, due to pesky duties like meetings, I was unable to record the 2,000,000th visit for posterity>>

    I’m sure it was me. Do I win anything?

    Congrats to you Orac, from one of your favorite lurkers.

  4. #4 Mekei
    November 7, 2007

    Ooops:

    *Unfortunately, “sometime yesterday” was while I was at work, and, due to pesky duties like meetings, I was unable to record the 2,000,000th visit for posterity*

    I’m sure it was me. Do I win anything?

    Congrats to you Orac, from one of your favorite lurkers.

  5. #5 Ahistoricality
    November 7, 2007

    Here’s what I want to know: what’s your word count to visit ratio? I have the sneaking suspicion that it’s close to 1….

  6. #6 PalMD
    November 7, 2007

    I’m trying to get my mom to visit my site more often, but I still think a million hits is a decade away.

  7. #7 Robster, FCD
    November 7, 2007

    Congrats.

  8. #8 DLC
    November 7, 2007

    I’m trying to get my mom to visit my site more often, but I still think a million hits is a decade away.

    Posted by: PalMD

    Now you have one more visitor, who is also not your mom.

    for Orac: good to know your blog gets attention, as it’s a good one, and one of the few blogs I read.

  9. #9 PalMD
    November 7, 2007

    Thanks, Mom, but I’ve got it from here.

  10. #10 IanR
    November 7, 2007

    Congrats. You blog is one of the best out there.

  11. #11 Michael Suttkus, II
    November 7, 2007

    Maybe if you mentioned cephalopods occasionally, you could rake in PZ’s numbers!

    : – )

  12. #12 Bruce Breece FCD
    November 7, 2007

    Congrats Orac, Your labors are deeply appreciated by this laymen and two million other people, at least. It’s blogs like yours, PZ’s and other literate erudite members of the intelligentsia that will hopefully make a difference in this sorry old world. Keep up the fine work and many thanks.

  13. #13 Abel Pharmboy
    November 7, 2007

    Yeah, I noticed. Congratulations on hitting this well-deserved milestone and for all of your advice, assistance, and links over the last couple of years. Keep up the fabulous work!

  14. #14 Alan Kellogg
    November 7, 2007

    That’s nice, Orac, but what have you done for us lately?

  15. #15 isles
    November 8, 2007

    Long live the Insolence!

  16. #16 James
    November 9, 2007

    Congratulations Orac, now I expect to see 3m in 6 months now, OK :)

  17. #17 MartinM
    November 9, 2007

    It’s nice to know that I’d have to increase my traffic by more than eight-fold over my second best month ever even to be in his range.

    Shouldn’t be too difficult. One post on the subject “Handgun ownership among religious Libertarians linked to global warming!” should do.

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