. . .and I thank you for your support.
I’m not a huge blog traffic addict and, in fact, I mostly keep a SiteMeter counter below because I get to see the geographical distribution of our readers. They have a great map feature where you can look at the locations of the last 100 or 500 hits and I love to see folks from Perth, Australia, Jawa Timur, Indonesia, or Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
At 1229 GMT on 10 Sept 2008, we received our 200,000th visitor – a reader from Truro, Nova Scotia – to whom I owe some Alexander Keith IPA (e-mail me to redeem your gift!).
After looking back at my original visitor logs, I was amazed when I reached 10 visitors per day in late 2006. I’ve said this in numerous settings but after I taught classes of 130-140 students, I’d consider this blog a rousing success if I ever reached 130-140 visitors per day. We don’t scream (too much) here about politics or start flame wars; we rarely use the word “framing” and we tend to try and find the good in all of our bloggy colleagues. I have enough conflict in my life so I use the blog to share with you the goodies that I find or at least try to protect you from medical charlatans.
Not to dwell too much on our slow progress but getting to 100K took us 538 days; however, the next 100K has “only” taken 287 days, thanks to you.
Yes, yes, I’m well aware that Drudge gets 100K hits every 9-11 minutes and PZ Myers gets 100K every day. But we here at Terra Sigillata World Headquarters™ aim to please the most discriminating of readers, those with a respect and admiration for natural product pharmaceuticals and a penchant for the off-topic posts I am increasingly putting up.
To have this audience is an honor – so please feel free to delurk and fire back a comment on what topics you might want addressed.
Oh, and Hi Mom – we’ll webcam in with you this weekend since the PharmKid is currently sleeping.