Wednesday, August 8, 2012

100,000

Sometime last night (no, I didn't stay up for the event, shoot off fireworks or have a toast), the blog had its 100,000th visitor since 2/10/2008. Now, I am not so big headed as to think it really means much of anything or compares to winning a gold medal at the Olympics. The majority of those hits are probably from me and people wandering aimlessly lost through cyberspace and landing here by mistake—but it is a milestone nonetheless. If maybe 10%, 5% or even 1% were actually where they wanted to be or 1/2% or 1/4% or even less stop by on a regular basis—I am elated. For a blog with a very narrow focus, pretty specific to one state and one family—not too shabby.
Thank you all.

Tara A. Rowe said...
I don't know how much of a percentage I make up, but I'm a better historian for having read your blog all this time. Congratulations on the milestone.
August 9, 2012 7:42 PM
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John T. Richards Jr. said...
Thanks Tara. Happy to have you stopping by now and then. John
August 10, 2012 7:49 AM  
 
Harve Haskell said... 
Dear John:  I would imagine a good number of those hits were              intentional because the history you provide your visitors is important information and gleaned from sources not usually in the mainstream historical database. I certainly have appreciated your website and blog and am very grateful to you for all the effort you've put into it. Thanks so much!!   Harve Haskell 
August 09, 2012 7:35 AM 
 
  
John T. Richards Jr. said.. 
Thanks Harve: 
Happy to have you as one of the 100k! John
Aug 2012 07:44:05 -0700

2 comments:

Tara A. Rowe said...

I don't know how much of a percentage I make up, but I'm a better historian for having read your blog all this time. Congratulations on the milestone.

John T. Richards Jr. said...

Thanks Tara. Happy to have you stopping by now and then. John