It’s tough to read large numbers without commas. Here: 2,000,008. That’s two million and eight. I just took the number on the screenshot off my website.
It’s taken 2243 days, a little over 6 years, to reach this milestone. It’s an amazing number to me. No one expects to put a personal site on and hit numbers like that.
It’s not 100% accurate. Nothing is. That’s a surprising part of running a website. Everything is digital, yet this counter shows many fewer hits than a tracker from Google I also use. Anyway, this is the one I’ve traditionally chosen to follow.
This blog has never been promoted except on the Internet. I have never mentioned it on TV. That’s not to say I don’t do things to maximize the impressions–I do. It’s not a business and it’s not run like one.
It’s been mentioned by me a million times, but this blog turned me into a writer. I’d never enjoyed writing and had never found the discipline to do something on a daily basis.
I like rewriting. I constantly rewrite. No blog entry is as it was the first time I typed it. Often, if I reread an entry, I’ll go back and punch up the prose. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was posted.
Thank you for reading my stuff.