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Monday, November 8, 2010

Feels like a milestone

As you can see from the helpful Flag Counter up above, the number of visitors--unique visitors--to this site has been growing, and the number from the USA has recently passed the 1,000 mark.

I find myself strangely moved by this.

This blog started three years ago, but I only added the Flag Counter about six months ago, so the actual number is probably much much higher--but this is offset, maybe, by the fact that my writing for PopMatters only began about six months ago too, and I think much of my traffic gets driven here by my reviews on that site. Anyway a lot of people who visit seem to come back (which is why the counter number on the right is so much higher than the Flag Counter numbers, which only record unique hits. That, plus the counter was added several months earlier).

So, let me just take this moment to say thanks to all of you who take the time to click a link or type an URL and come check me out. There are people all over the world doing this, and more every day. It's appreciated.

Now the question is... which will I get first, 2,000 Americans or 100 Australians? Or 200 Brits? Or 50 Pakistanis, or 10 people from Myanmar? Stay tuned.

6 comments:

Susie said...

That's funny - I keep checking to see when I will get my first visitor from West Virginia - may be the only state I haven't seen there yet?
Congrats, and I'd like to think I'm still your biggest fan. I'm sure plenty others would disagree.

TNBBC Super Mod said...

David, congrats on the milestone! I love checking you blog to see what you will write about next, and cannot wait to learn more about the your novel-in-progress. Any ideas on when it will release?

DAVID MAINE said...

Susie, you are definitely up there in terms of being my biggest fan... though you get some competition from my wife, my mom, etc. Also Lori from Pennsylvania put in an nearly claim, and Kiro in Canada is fairly fanatical. I appreciate support from everybody, I really do!

TNBBC Super Mod -- I wish I could tell you when the new book is coming out. I'm still waiting for news from my agent, who has been shopping the manuscript around. So fingers crossed, and meanwhile I'm plugging away at something else again, so hopefully the pieces will fall into place sooner rather than later...

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TNBBC Super Mod said...

Haha David, I wasn't going to mention the fact that I laid claim to the #1 fan slot a few years ago, but I am thrilled to see you agree with me :)

I am keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you and your novel! You know I am awaiting it with bated breath!
-Lori

Brendan said...

At your age you should be more concerned with kidney stones than milestones.