I was just perusing our traffic stats, and I noticed that Super-Duper Tuesday was super for us as well as for our great nation — on that day, Feb. 5, 2008, the 2,000,000th unique visitor stopped by BMG! And the following day, Feb. 6, someone took a gander at the 5,500,000th recorded page view.
We began tracking our traffic a couple of weeks after we started the blog — the first post went up on Nov. 18, 2004, and we installed statcounter on Dec. 1. It took from then until Jan. 11, 2007 — two years, one month, and 10 days — to record 1,000,000 unique visitors. The next million took about half that time — one year and 25 days. As I’ve said before, that’s a trend line I can live with. So I’ll repeat today what I said on that occasion (which, even then, I had said several times before):
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: thank you. You, the readers, the posters, the commenters, the lurkers, are why this site has had whatever success it’s had. You, the netroots, have arrived in Massachusetts, and you’re here to stay. Don’t let ’em forget it.