The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 August 2003

The leftmost digit moves

I truly hate to blow my own horn, but since no one is going to do it for me, let this be the official announcement of the 300,000th visitor to this site.

Despite two different URLs and two different counter services over seven years, the count from Day One (9 April 1996) is continuous; number 200,000 arrived on 9 December 2002.

Things would seem to be picking up, albeit slowly. And, of course, 300,000 is a slow week for the likes of InstaPundit, but what the hell.

The person identified as #300,000 in the records, should you be curious, came from IP 198.81.26.143, which appears to be an AOL address; what drove him here at 12:33 this morning was this About.com page about Chuck Woolery which links to this Single File item. The counter, while it does pick up that page, doesn't display the count, so he will never know. Not that he'd be likely to care.

Of course, I have no life: I stayed up to watch.

Posted at 12:47 AM to Blogorrhea


I got to see my 150,000th today. I just happened to go to my page at the right time. Got a screen shot and everything.

You're not the only dork.

Posted by: Spoons at 1:09 AM on 10 August 2003

You must be doing something right.
Cheers!

Posted by: Mike at 8:36 AM on 10 August 2003

I stayed up past my bed time to see mine roll past 5K which was what I considered to be my milestone and watch with anticipation on a regular basis hoping to break my current daily visitation record of 265. Oh the inane enjoyment of blogging.

Posted by: Tiger at 11:56 AM on 10 August 2003

Congrats! Wow..I consider it a good day if I have 25 people stop by. I can not imagine those numbers.

Posted by: Dawn at 12:22 PM on 10 August 2003

Actually, it wasn't that long ago I couldn't imagine those numbers. Tiger's 5k figure was amassed in two months. It took me two years to pile up my first 5000. Nowadays, I pull 5000 in about two weeks.

This goes with that possibly-apocryphal Woody Allen quote about "Ninety percent of life is just showing up." I've been showing up for a hell of a long time now.

Posted by: CGHill at 12:39 PM on 10 August 2003

Woohoo, Charles! Couldn't happen to a better guy.

Posted by: David at 12:47 PM on 10 August 2003

way to go!

Posted by: Cam at 10:46 PM on 10 August 2003