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.
The Arctic Seed Bank, the ultra high-security Arctic bunker with seeds of every plant humans eat on earth opened with … two million seeds. Coincidence? (Following this logic, of course, BMG visitors, even those from the differently winged RMG tribe, represent the seeds of life for our political discourse following the dual Armageddons in Massachusetts of Romney and Bush).
p>What’s your correlation?
p>And, as David said, thank you very much 2,000,000 unique readers and 5,500,000 page viewers!
for a moment that you were Lasthorseman. Vaguely apocalyptic, and wildly off-topic.
p>Good one, Bob.
We do always have to keep the apocalypse in mind lest it creep up and take us unaware.